LADY AT THE BAT: Now This Gives New Meaning To The Term "A-Fraud"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Now This Gives New Meaning To The Term "A-Fraud"

The other day I criticized SI for posting fluff on their website about Derek Jeter and, by extension, Alex Rodriguez. Well, no more criticizing, at least for the time being. If the four sources they mention are reliable, they've broken some major news about A-Rod that no one can scoff at.

I guess Jeter can relax now. No one will ask him anything about his relationshiop with Alex Rodriguez during Spring Training this year. Maybe no one will ask him about it the whole season. He won't have to say anything like this again:

"...it's old hearing the same questions. It's something that's been addressed before in the past. Everyone's moved beyond it. And it doesn't really need to be addressed again."

You got that right, Jeter. Everyone's moved beyond it, or maybe I should say, behind it, back to 2003, when Alex was alleged to have tested positive for two anabolic steroids during MLB survey testing. This is bigger than a relationship between two teammates. It's even bigger than a book written by an ex-manager. Indeed, the only thing worth mentioning from Joe Torre's book is the nickname given to him by players who may or may not have been kidding: A-Fraud. Today's news definitely gives new meaning to that name.

Bernadette

4 comments:

Sherpa said...

A-Fraud. What a headache these past 6 years have been, and now this? Moron.

Bernadette said...

What concerns me about all this is that a)he apparently was tipped to another test in '04 and b)the players association failed to destroy the '03 test results (they were supposed to be an anonnymous "survey").

Chrissy said...

Let's see Boras get him out of this one. I think, ultimately, he comes out and acknowledges the truth and hopes that by the time he retires the HOF writers are feeling more forgiving.

More importantly, for me at any rate, is what does this do for his 2009 season? The Yankees need him to have a representative season.

Bernadette said...

He might not be able to acknowledge anything right away, even if he wants to. This looks like it might be about more than just him, namely the players association and Gene Orza.