Jun 6, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT
In the New York Times today is a story about Dr. Anthony Galea, the Canadian doctor who has been under indictment and who is suspected of giving professional athletes PEDs. You’ll recall that, among several others such as Tiger Woods, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, Alex Rodriguez received treatment by Dr. Galea and has been the subject of interest from the feds about it.
A-Rod, like those other athletes, has been questioned by federal authorities. Like everyone else, there has yet to be any public suggestion that A-Rod is in any kind of trouble over it. Today’s story also notes that Major League Baseball still has zero information about it all that the general public doesn’t have because, as is appropriate, the feds aren’t sharing the information with Major League Baseball with respect to their ongoing investigation.
Yet, despite this, the whole story is couched in terms of “Major League Baseball really wants to know about A-Rod,” and about how he could get in trouble if they find that he was given PEDs. Makes me wonder why this story — which provides little if any new information whatsoever — is appearing today.
In the past, it has seemed pretty clear to me that PEDs stories in the Times are sourced by someone in the Commissioner’s office at Major League Baseball, and that the Times serves as a nice little window into MLB’s thinking. The thinking right now: “Waaaa! The U.S. Attorney’s Office up in Buffalo won’t tell us what’s going on, so we want to make some noise about it so that public pressure can be exerted.”
Here’s a novel idea: let the feds do their job. If any damning information comes of it, I’m sure someone will say so eventually.
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