• MLB Wants To Talk To A-Rod

    Posted by on February 18th, 2009 · Comments (6)

    Via T.J. Quinn:

    Alex Rodriguez isn’t finished answering questions yet.

    Major League Baseball will ask the disgraced slugger to meet with its investigators in the coming weeks to further explain his admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs, two sources familiar with MLB’s plans told ESPN.

    After two public confessions, one with ESPN’s Peter Gammons and the other at a news conference in Tampa on Tuesday, Rodriguez will be asked to give a full account of how extensive his drug use was, and who the “cousin” is who Rodriguez says injected him with a drug believed to be the anabolic steroid methenolone. Rodriguez said they bought the drug, which he described as “boli,” from a pharmacy in the Dominican Republic.

    “They’re more interested in what happened in the States than in the Dominican,” one source said.

    Representatives from MLB’s department of investigations are expected to ask Rodriguez whether his cousin, whom Rodriguez declined to name, had access to major league clubhouses and other players, and whether either he or Rodriguez ever distributed drugs to other players. Under baseball’s labor agreement Rodriguez cannot be punished for any banned substances he took prior to 2004, but he could be punished if MLB were to determine that he supplied drugs to other players.

    MLB officials declined comment, and MLB Players Association officials could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday night. Rodriguez’s agent, Scott Boras, did not immediately return a phone call or email message seeking comment.

    The sources who spoke to ESPN said that MLB must formally request a meeting through the Players Association, and that Rodriguez will be allowed to appear with a lawyer and a union representative if he chooses.

    One source said commissioner Bud Selig could choose to punish Rodriguez if he feels he isn’t forthcoming, although the union would be likely to fight any action.

    A-Rod and his primo…something tells me that we’re going to need some special effects if we’re ever going to see them, together, at the same time…

    Comments on MLB Wants To Talk To A-Rod

    1. Evan3457
      February 19th, 2009 | 6:29 am

      …and just like clockwork, the cousin has apparently been found, and doesn’t want to talk to anyone

      http://tinyurl.com/bxnf7k

    2. Evan3457
      February 19th, 2009 | 6:31 am

      Sorry about the stupid extralong link. Here it is in more reasonable form:

      Daily News article

    3. ken
      February 19th, 2009 | 9:26 am

      I am getting immune to all the athletes/PED stories so that the outrage factor is dying down.

      However, what really gets me mad is hypocrites like Bud Selig suddenly acting like he cares about the issue (“I am shocked, shocked to learn that baseball players have been taking steroids while I have been commissioner.”)

      The Mitchell report, flawed as it was, exonerated no one in all of baseball. IMHO, Selig is as guilty as if he, himself injected ‘roids into these players behinds.

      He is probably thinking about his legacy now (“the steroid commissioner”) and is pissed off. Well, too bad commish.

    4. February 19th, 2009 | 9:28 am

      Evan – it’s OK, I edited the link. Thanks for sharing it.

      Yuri Sucart – anyone know if he was in the YESterday’s feature on A-Rod?

    5. BellaSakura
      February 19th, 2009 | 6:07 pm

      Wow, baseball being reactionary. What a surprise.

    6. Joseph M
      February 19th, 2009 | 6:57 pm

      Hearing that theme song reminds me of the movie Mr. Saturday Night, Buddy Young to his brother Stan, “Patty Duke, now there’s a date I’d like to have, a hot dog makes her lose control. Bartender, I’ll have a scotch and water and for the young lady a Hebrew National, and keep them coming”.

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