• Pa-rodnoid

    Posted by on February 5th, 2013 · Comments (7)

    Via the Daily News -

    Alex Rodriguez is taking his wildest swing yet in his fight against steroid allegations: The Yankees and MLB are conspiring to push him out of the game.

    Sources say the embattled Yankee star is “scared” that bigger forces are at work to try to discredit him and sink his career. Holed up in Miami, Rodriguez has been huddling with an army of lawyers and PR people as the performance-enhancing drug scandal enveloping him intensifies.

    “He’s scared, because he thinks this is so unbelievably false, and he’s wondering who could be behind this,” said a source, referring to last week’s Miami New Times report linking A-Rod to an alleged Miami-area performance-enhancing drug scandal. “He thinks something could be going on larger than anyone might think.”

    The source added that Rodriguez is wondering if the Yankees or even Major League Baseball are behind the latest controversy.

    A-Rod’s concerns intensified as agents from MLB’s Department of Investigations met in Miami Monday with editors of Miami New Times, a weekly newspaper that posted hand-written records and files last Tuesday linking Rodriguez and several other players to Anthony Bosch, a self-described “biochemist” who is being investigated by baseball and federal authorities for possibly providing performance-enhancing drugs to the players.

    I don’t think that it’s beyond reasonability that, perhaps, the Yankees always used a blind eye when looking at A-Rod’s choice of personal doctors and/or trainers when he was playing well. And, now, that his remaining $114 million due looks like burning money, the Yankees are no longer willing to bury their heads in sand. But, that’s the way the world works, Alex. And, if you can’t figure that out, then, you really are pretty stupid.

    Comments on Pa-rodnoid

    1. Garcia
      February 5th, 2013 | 8:49 am

      What if ARod’s right? What if the evidence against him doesn’t hold up because all there is is this handwritten piece of paper linking ARod to Bosch and the clinic?

    2. MJ Recanati
      February 5th, 2013 | 10:59 am

      Garcia wrote:

      What if ARod’s right? What if the evidence against him doesn’t hold up because all there is is this handwritten piece of paper linking ARod to Bosch and the clinic?

      I think the odds are fairly remote that this is part of a conspiracy against him. Having said that, if the current “evidence” (in quotes, because we haven’t actually seen anything, only heard about it) is all there is, it’s a paper-thin case against him which does lend credence to the idea that while it may not be a conspiracy by MLB/Yankees against him, it was an irresponsible action on the part of a crappy entertainment newspaper to run with flimsy claims.

      Then again, the new normal these days is for media sources of all types to commit character assassination first and to ask questions later.

    3. Raf
      February 5th, 2013 | 12:47 pm

      Garcia wrote:

      What if ARod’s right? What if the evidence against him doesn’t hold up because all there is is this handwritten piece of paper linking ARod to Bosch and the clinic?

      Then “they” try something else, or wait until next time. And with Rodriguez, you know there’ll be a next time.

    4. agsf
      February 5th, 2013 | 12:57 pm

      “it was an irresponsible action on the part of a crappy entertainment newspaper to run with flimsy claims.”

      Kind of amazing Arod still gets the benefit of the doubt. Did he use the jedi mind trick on you?

    5. MJ Recanati
      February 5th, 2013 | 1:47 pm

      @ agsf:
      Re-read what I wrote. If all we know right now is what’s been published in the Miami New Times then I stand by my assertion that it’s a paper-thin case that was published prematurely for the sole purpose of sensational, tabloid-style attention.

      I am not giving Rodriguez the benefit of the doubt but I’m also not going to just blindly believe the journalistic equivalent of AM New York because the story may be plausible. Right now there is no corroborating evidence, only the claims made in this free, weekly newspaper that has been anonymously sourced.

    6. Evan3457
      February 5th, 2013 | 6:07 pm

      What A-Rod said is possible.

      Not terribly likely; just…possible.

    7. MJ Recanati
      February 6th, 2013 | 12:22 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      What A-Rod said is possible.Not terribly likely; just…possible.

      To that end, someone else argues the following:

      http://thedailycannibal.com/2013/01/31/where-theres-smoke/?gclid=CN7Au9SPorUCFQqk4Aods14ASw

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