Ok, so I won’t pretend to know all of the facts and truths in this situation. Furthermore, I question the truthiness of Mr. Rodriguez. I would like to weigh in like this:
I think it is great that A-Rod finally came clean, but what is up with waiting three days before commenting? In addition, since 2003 he still has been producing excellent numbers, so apparently his statistics are not steroid-based overall. I just don’t know what to say, am I supposed to forgive him? I forgave Pettit, but I have been a fan of his for years. A-rod, on the other hand, is not a favorite player of mine, he is No Jeter, and to some extent he is just a free agent with little team loyalty. Therefore, after days to consider this situation, I have come up with a list of pros and cons.
Should I forgive A-rod?
Yes: He admitted to the steroid use, his performance since then has been great, it was the “culture” of baseball at the time (104 other players also tested positive).
No: Taking performing-enhancing drugs is wrong, he took a long time to come clean, just because other players took steroids does not mean that you should.
Conclusion: I forgive him, but he still needs to do more to convince me that he truly means his apology.
Now that this issue is done, let me say a couple of other things:
I sat through almost 3 hours of the Grammy’s and was not impressed, I don’t know who decides the winners but maybe they should get some fresh blood (me perhaps?).
I went to ohio last weekend to see my great uncle, he is a great man and an inspiration to me. I really enjoyed my time there, however I came away from that experience with another unrelated thought: I love New York City (no offense to the buckeyes.) I love living in a city where I don’t need a car, where there are diners on every other corner, and where places don’t close early. Go NYC!

2 thoughts on “A-Roid?

  1. I wouldn’t say forgive him but what I would highly recommend to all that want to come down hard on him is to understand the era. Between 97-2004, these substances were prevelant in the baseball community as an expectation of norm. Now I know he misrepresented the truth but he did fess up contrary to Bonds and Clemmens and for that alone should be reason to forgive. Other periods of baseball history saw gambling, booze, cocaine ( all these things could alter the performance) As to not excuse these behaviors, we must understand that for a period of time these players were not getting tested and in order to cherish the legacy of the game we must move forward instead of continuing to look back. After all, Arods numbers have gone up since getting of the substances in 2003 upon his arrival to NY!Cheer him support the yanks and try and move forward!

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