A-Roid, A-Fraud, those New York tabloids are pretty harsh. But they’ve got a responsibility to the truth, and the truth is that, just like Barry “The Living Asterisk” Bonds, Alex Rodriguez took steroids on his way to his MVP season in 2003.
So let’s see, that’s Jason Giambi, Roger Clemens, Barry “The Living Asterisk” Bonds, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire, Miguel Tejada, Andy Pettitte, and now Alex Rodriguez – eight names out of 104. And Bud Selig still wants people to attend 162 games in a season? He wants us to trust Major League Baseball? Right now, I have more trust in Major League SOCCER than MLB, and that’s a shame because I want my kids to grow up embracing the sport.
As it is, MLB was touting A-Rod as the “face” of baseball in the hopes he would beat The Living Asterisk’s (TAINTED) home run record. Now it looks like A-Rod’s own Cooperstown calling will be lost in the mail – the Baseball Writers Association has many members on record that say they will never vote a person into the Hall of Fame that took steroids.
Yes, it could be worse – there’s 104 people that have been known to test positive for steroids in 2003. We know of 8 of them now. (I personally suspect that Sammy Sosa is on that list as well, but that’s just my speculation.) If this is indeed the darkest storm for MLB, then those 8 are THE most famous names on the 104-person list. But if not, then MLB is facing a certain decline in attendance. Given that we’re in a recession, I don’t think MLB can afford for that to happen.