When Anonymous is Public

So another golden boy has supposedly hit the dust when it comes to the
steroid flap that hangs over baseball like a wet blanket.

Alex Rodriguez reportedly failed a 2003 steroid “survey” test that was
never supposed to be made public and was told to the players to have no
consequences.

Well, so much for that.

A-Rod is now being burned at the cross by the press and public, all of
his accomplishments are already being tossed out the window and forget
about any “clean” athlete being placed ahead of Henry Aaron on the
all-time home run list.

All because he was named among the 104 players that tested positive under the survey test.

So where are the other 103 players? I know A-Rod is probably the
highest-profile athlete in the bunch and he’s the favorite punching bag
of many, but it’s not right that he’s out there hung to dry in this
situation.

And how bad does MLB look now? They did a survey test to see how bad
the problem was and then instituted its righteous act as more proof
came forward.

On the eve of spring training, we all find out about this test,
question everyone and everything prior to the last few years and wonder
who else will fall from grace in the days and weeks ahead.

If A-Rod’s name is available, others must be at someone’s lips as well. That Mitchell Report has nothing on this report.

So what should A-Rod do now? Well if it’s true, he better take the
Giambi route and start apologizing now. It’s the only way to save some
face and keep a possible HOF bid in the works. If you deny, deny, deny
with evidence against you, you will be cast aside like McGwire, Bonds
and Clemens.

I was blown away by the news on Saturday. Not so much by the athlete
named (nothing athletes do surprises me any more) but that this test
was given in the first place, “hidden” for 5-6 years and now many
ballplayers are wetting their pants in hopes the rest of the names
aren’t unlocked.

Good grief. Bud Selig is going to lose the rest of his hair and start smoking again.   

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