Posts Tagged ‘home run king’

The latest casualty of baseballs steroid era.

The latest casualty of baseball's steroid era.

A little over a week ago, Alex Rodriguez admitted to having used performance-enhancing substances – a big no-no in the sports world, for those who don’t know.  Rodriguez, who has been a New York Yankee for the past five seasons, was pegged as the next “legitimate” home run king after Hank Aaron. Meanwhile, the current career home run leader, Barry “I Didn’t Do Nothing” Bonds (whose skull grew about an inch in circumference while he played with the Giants), is about to stand trial against perjury charges stemming from his initial tête-à-tête with a Federal Grand Jury.  But, as I imagine is the case when one mixes ice skating with uncoordinated offensive linemen – the bigger they are, the harder they fall.  Not that I care too much about the fall guy, in this case.

I’ve been a Yankees fan since I was four, watching Yankee lifers like Don Mattingly and Bernie Williams in my grandparents’ living room with my grandpa.  So I can’t help but feel at least a little sympathy for Rodriguez – despite the fact that he’s overpaid and chokes when it counts (yes, Red Sox fans, we think so, too).  Regardless, Sports Illustrated’s little “revelation” is further proof that the baseball establishment has taken a headfirst slide into the upturned cleats of corruption and greed.  If the man dubbed the next “true” hero of the game admits to wrongdoing in the name of inflated statistics, who can we trust? (more…)