February 17, 2009

A-Hole Leaves Many Holes In His Story

I don't know how widely broadcast his press conference was this afternoon, but for those of you that missed it... Consider yourselves lucky. He read a prepared statement at the beginning and prior to starting it he tried to use his "boy-ish" charm, if you will, to say, "I'm a little nervous. Well, alot nervous." OK, right.

After his prepared statement the bozo running the press conference said that the media could ask one question only, and no follow-up questions (which was key in aiding A-Rod in avoiding direct answers). The basically answered every question with, "I was young, and naive and immature. I'm sorry." He basically only said that he did this with his cousin who bought the stuff over the counter in the Dominican, then they did this in the bathroom with no guidance or knowledge of the substance or how to administer it. The best question in my mind that was asked was from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, in which he asked A-Rod if you had no idea the effect of this PED or how to take it, why did you have your cousin inject you twice monthly for 3 years with no idea what it was or could do? His answer was evasive and apologetic.

This is far from over, and if you ask me it made him look worse than when we all knew nothing. He should have just taken what was coming, grown a pair of balls, and answered like a man. Now, he will face even more scrutiny and questions and the Yankees will have this media circus following the team for reasons that have nothing to do with playing baseball. Thanks for the distraction for the team, A-Hole. Thanks for not caring enough about "moving forward" as he said, to tell the truth and try and regain some trust from his teammates and baseball fans. Now his teammates will have to cater to his hurt feelings and bruised ego.

This was just another example of why he will never be in the same league as Derek Jeter.

(photo courtesy of Designated Blogger)


  1. Sometimes it must really stink to be so far removed from normal reality, whatever the amount of money. For someone supposedly so health and image conscious, making the choice to cheat chemically seems like such a bad one to make, despite whatever "pressure" he may have felt to be, well, perfect.

    McGwire may be a media coward and a chump these days, but he at least has been able to keep quiet and low. Bonds and Clemens think that they can angrily lie and deny, but that only paints a federal bullseye on their chests.

    However, these bread-crumb trail of truth press conferences only make the players that do them (like Giambi and A-Roid) only prolong their sense of cowardice and evasiveness.

    I understand that the show is run by morality-absent image consultants and lawyers that manage their client's tiny human instinct to tell the truth, while mitigating their legally "actionable" positions to avoid either drug trafficking or possession charges or perjury.

    All we end up with is a cartoon speech, with a cowardly press that can't bear to give these handlers a figurative finger and ask a second question.

  2. You're right about him being so far removed from reality, that's for sure. His head is so far up his ass it's ridiculous.

    I've decided I no longer care what he has to say. I gave him the benefit of the doubt today to see what exactly he was going to say, but it didn't really accomplish anything.

  3. did anyone notice how arod claimed his cousin went to the Dominican republic to bring illegal drugs back to Texas....last time i checked that is drug smuggling.so you can really say that arod was the head of an international drug smuggling ring....i'm just saying

  4. I have a few points to make.

    First, I believe A-Rod did explain what the PED he took did....

    "Rodriguez said the cousin, whom he wouldn’t identify, told him it would cause a “dramatic energy boost.”"

    Second, they weren't illegal drugs and there was no ban on them by MLB. A-Rod also stated that he took "ripped fuel" from GNC which is now banned. I remember seeing ripped fuel in GNC and have a couple relatives that have used it. Ripped fuel wasn't illegal, not classified as a steroid, and not banned by MLB.

    I'm finding the substances that some of these guys used weren't illegal, weren't classified as being steroids, and weren't banned by MLB at the times they were being taken by the ball players. Anyone wonder why no criminal charges have been filed against any of them, other than perjury?

    Don't think that i'm sticking up for these guys, because I initially thought they were all guilty. However, I'm now finding that when some of these players said they didn't know they were taking steroids, it's because they weren't!

  5. Yes, Ripped Fuel is still for sale in health food stores and isn't illegal.

    However, he was being injected with something, and health food stores, and other stores don't sell syringes full of "energy" to customers.

  6. Ripped Fuel once contained ephedra,a now illegal substance, did they replace it with something else?

    How A-Rod took the Primobolan doesn't really matter. The point is that it wasn't illegal until the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004, wasn't classified as a steroid at the time, or banned by MLB.

  7. Yes, they removed the ephedra from that product, and one of its main ingredients is caffeine.

    As far as what A-Rod took, I don't even care honestly. The test should really be irrelevant since it was obtained voluntarily for an anonymous study. If A-Rod is punished or guilty I do believe the other 103 players should be also. I understand your point, hitman, that it was not a banned substance when he did it.

    The problem here is that A-Rod was exposed for something that far more players than just him were doing and now he has to answer for all of them.

  8. You're right, the tests should have been irrelevant, and destroyed, in the first place. I agree, somewhat, that the other players should be revealed but again, the test results were supposed to be destroyed and why drag everyone down? Then again, why only go after A-Rod?

    A-Rod isn't the first player to have to defend himself, and I don't think he'll be the last. You've had players in the past testify that they didn't use steroids, like Rafael Palmeiro, but were immediately labeled as cheaters and cast away.

    It used to be legal to drink beer at the age of 18 in Ohio. Now that the legal drinking age is 21, does it mean all those that drank at 18 broke the law by drinking underage?