The A-Rod story
So SI has reported that Alex Rodriguez was one of the players who tested positive in the 2003 penalty-free survey testing for steroids. Of course, this is after he left the Mariners anyway, and tests were supposed to be anonymous, so who knows if this is relevant, valid, legal, or whatever. Let’s just let the reporting play out.
As positively attached as some people are to Griffey, others seem to be just as negatively attached to A-Rod, which shows itself every time they come back to town. In a way it’s puzzling, considering that when they left town originally, one guy simply played out his time and exercised his collectively-bargained rights, causing no harm, while the other forced the team’s hand to make them give him what he wanted.
As you should know from the guidelines, talking about people’s steroid use in the comment threads will get your post deleted in short order. If the authors feel like posting about the topic at some point, they will. Until then, this is your thread for discussing it, and don’t waste our time bringing off-topic stuff into the other threads.
Updated Tuesday: Rodriguez is now saying that he used banned substances (but does not know which ones) while he was with the Rangers for the 2001-2003 seasons. For more, see… everywhere, pretty much.