The 2009 Major League Baseball season began with the startling revelation that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids in 2003. That was followed quickly by a bizarre and totally unbelievable admission from A-Rod that a cousin had bought performance-enhancing drugs for him and he didn’t really know what he had been taking. Yeah, right.
Now, nearly nine months after that story broke, baseball fans are having to watch Rodriguez slug his way to a World Series title. At times during this postseason he’s taken the New York Yankees on his steroid-widened back and pushed them to the brink of their 27th World Championship. And his first.
Sunday night he delivered what proved to be the game-winning hit, an RBI double down the left field line in the top of the ninth. It gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead, as they went on to win 7-4 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. While knocking Brad Lidge around the park is like punching a 90-pound loser with glasses in the face, A-Rod proved he could step up when it matters. As he’s done repeatedly this postseason. Forgive me if I don’t feel good for the guy.
Rodriguez has faced no consequences for his actions. I know Major League Baseball said the 2003 testing would be anonymous and they should absolutely stick to their word, but why has there not been more outrage against guys like Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez? Ramirez was welcomed back with standing ovations after serving a 50-game suspension this season, and now I’ve had to listen to analysts on ESPN, FOX and the MLB Network prattle on about how great A-Rod is. It’s as if everyone has forgotten how he got that way.
Hey, good for A-Rod, he’s finally proven he can hit a baseball when the temperature drops, but people are missing the larger point here. Nine months ago we were all discussing how this guy had lied to all of us and made a mockery of the game that had treated him so well. Now we’re celebrating him? I just can’t get on board with it.
And another thing, I’m really f-ing sick of seeing Kate Hudson in the stands. I wouldn’t be caught dead seeing any of the gigantic pieces of shit she puts out that they somehow call “films,” so I definitely don’t want to see her on my television during the playoffs. How on Earth do they still allow her to make movies? What has she ever done that was good? She played a hippie groupie in Almost Famous about a decade ago. So she’s been a part of one good thing in her career and has been living off it ever since. Congratulations honey, you’re the female version of Ben Affleck.
But back to the guy she’s having sex with…
If Alex Rodriguez leads the Yankees to a championship it will once again prove that baseball doesn’t care about the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Barry Bonds was allowed to break Hand Aaron’s career home run record despite the fact that we all knew he was cheating. And now Rodriguez, an admitted cheater, will win the ultimate prize in all of American sports despite disgracing our National Pastime.
Anyone else rooting for a furious comeback from the Phillies?