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  1. Report: Ryan Braun is ready to come clean

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Friends of Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun spoke to USA TODAY on the condition of anonymity. They said that Braun will soon come clean about everything and apologize to those who got hurt along the way. From Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY: Braun, according to his friends, is ready to soon admit that he used performance-enhancing…

  2. John Lackey doesn’t think Alex Rodriguez should be playing baseball

    Aug 16, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    John Lackey

    Red Sox starter John Lackey doesn’t think Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez should be allowed to play baseball while he appeals his 211-game suspension, which runs through the end of the 2014 season. Via the Boston Globe: “I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do,” Lackey said on Thursday. “How is he still…

  3. A-Rod denies that he leaked the Biogenesis information to Yahoo!

    Aug 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez is at Fenway Park and he has spoken to the assembled media about this morning’s 60 Minutes report that he leaked Ryan Braun and Francisco Cervelli‘s names to Yahoo! back in February. ARod denies “60 Minutes” report that he leaked information about Cervelli and Braun’s involvement w/ Biogenesis. — Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) August…

  4. 60 Minutes reporting that A-Rod’s camp leaked Ryan Braun and other Biogenesis players’ names to Yahoo!

    Aug 16, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez has, like, 47 people on the planet in his corner. It’s me, a few other like-minded PED apologists, his kids, some friends, his lawyer and a handful of ballplayers, I figure.  If this report from 60 Minutes is accurate, he’s doing a great job now of alienating even those left in his corner:…

  5. Bud Selig calls his suspension of Alex Rodriguez “eminently fair”

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

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    At the owner’s meetings in Cooperstown, New York, Commissioner Bud Selig defended his decision to suspend Alex Rodriguez through the 2014 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, calling it “eminently fair”. Selig added he was “trying to be fair, trying to be logical and rational”, per ESPN’s Mike Mazzeo. As evidenced by his…

  6. Alex Rodriguez is at peace, you guys

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Kevin Kernan of the Post spoke to Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod says that he’s totally at peace: “I really think there is no pressure on me, less than ever before. This is the calmest I’ve felt going all the way back to my days in Seattle.’’ Am I a bad person for immediately thinking of that…

  7. TMZ: A-Rod says he’ll sue if MLB doesn’t drop his suspension. Good luck with that, Alex

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

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    TMZ has a report that Alex Rodriguez is threatening to sue Major League Baseball if his suspension isn’t overturned: Sources directly connected to A-Rod tell us he’s prepared to march into Federal court next month … unless the 211-game suspension the MLB slapped him with last week isn’t entirely lifted … According to our sources, Alex…

  8. New York needs A-Rod this summer

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    The crowd takes photos as New York Yankees' Rodriguez warms up to bat for first time this season as he faces Detroit Tigers in MLB American League game in New York

    I’m not sure why they let Andy Martino write for the Daily News. He seems to actually enjoy baseball and is able to take a step back and realize that, for whatever else it means, baseball is entertainment. His colleagues are all comparing Alex Rodriguez to mass murders and are blaming him for ruining absolutely…

  9. Alex Rodriguez plans to fight the Biogenesis charges head-on

    Aug 14, 2013, 8:17 AM EDT

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    Given that every report on the matter claims that Major League Baseball has overwhelming evidence of Alex Rodriguez‘s drug use one might assume that his defense would center on the severity of the penalty as opposed to the charges on the merits. If one did so, however, one might be wrong. From ESPN: MLB suspended…

  10. Milestone man Alfonso Soriano homers twice, knocks in six

    Aug 13, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

    Alfonso Soriano

    A day after homering to collect his 2,000th career hit, Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in six runs in the Yankees’ 14-7 win over the Angels on Tuesday, giving him 1,100 career RBI. Soriano got to 1,100 RBI just six days after reaching 1,100 runs scored. Next up on the list for him is…

  11. Please stop with the “Great Clean Hope” nonsense

    Aug 13, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

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    Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch spends some time talking about A-Rod and then turns his attention to Ken Griffey Jr. Ken Griffey Jr. was placed in the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame on Saturday night. That was the perfect antidote to whatever A-Rod has wrought. A lot of people may have forgotten how good…

  12. Pete Rose: “I should have picked alcohol … or I should have picked beating up my wife or girlfriend”

    Aug 12, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Quote of the Day territory from the All Time Hit King. Pete Rose went on a radio show and talked about his lifetime bad for gambling compared to the PED guys’ suspensions for drugs and ballplayers with other vices. He came out here: And to be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice. I…

  13. If you’re so sick of A-Rod, why are you writing about him, Mike Lupica?

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Lupica

    It’s one thing to be a sports fan who is sick of Alex Rodriguez to lament how much coverage he’s getting. I mean, yes, you can avoid that coverage if you want, but I do appreciate that that can be difficult at times and it can seem like such things are impossible to escape. For…

  14. Alex Rodriguez homers off Justin Verlander

    Aug 11, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez slugged his first home run of the 2013 season — a second-inning solo shot — Sunday off Tigers ace Justin Verlander. It was A-Rod’s 648th career homer and pushed him into a tie with Cardinals legend Stan Musial for sixth place on the all-time RBI leaderboard. Rodriguez is now just 12 home runs behind Giants…

  15. Alex Rodriguez reportedly bought legal supplements in 2012 from BALCO founder Victor Conte

    Aug 11, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

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    This story from investigative reporters Teri Thompson and Michael O’Keefe of the New York Daily News adds a funny little wrinkle — but probably nothing more — to the ongoing Alex Rodriguez PED saga. A-Rod apparently went on a desperate hunt for performance-enhancers of any kind in early 2012, enlisting the help of former NFL…

  16. We’re all sick of A-Rod yet we can’t stop watching

    Aug 10, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    The crowd takes photos as New York Yankees' Rodriguez warms up to bat for first time this season as he faces Detroit Tigers in MLB American League game in New York

    It’s hard to take issue with the overall thrust of Tyler Kepner’s latest at the New York Times: everyone is sick of A-Rod, but the fact is that we can’t look away: After all these years with Rodriguez — 10 now, and very slowly counting — we are still talking about tiresome controversies of his…

  17. A-Rod is not in the Yankees lineup today

    Aug 10, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

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    The Yankees most famous currently-active player is going to ride some pine today: Alex Rodriguez is not in Yankee lineup — Anthony McCarron (@AnthonyMcCarron) August 10, 2013   YES Network and Fox Sports Detroit probably aren’t fans of this move, but such is the way of the world when you have a day game after…

  18. The Yankees are disciplining A-Rod for seeking a second opinion on his quad

    Aug 10, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

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    It all seems so quaint compared to his 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball, but Alex Rodriguez is being disciplined by the Yankees for seeking a second opinion on his strained quad without authorization from the team reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. This arises out of that fun little controversy in July when…

  19. Yankees win, A-Rod disappoints in home debut

    Aug 10, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4 in his season debut at Yankee Stadium and closer Mariano Rivera blew his second save in a row, but the Yankees won anyway thanks to a Brett Gardner walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th. In the bottom of the first, Rodriguez strode…

  20. Watch Alex Rodriguez’s season debut at Yankee Stadium

    Aug 9, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Chicago

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, currently in the process of appealing his 2013-14 seasons-ending suspension from Major League Baseball, made his much-anticipated season debut at Yankee Stadium tonight against the Tigers. Prior to seeing the first pitch from starter Rick Porcello in the first inning with a runner on second base and two outs, Rodriguez…

  21. So, do Yankees fans cheer for A-Rod tonight?

    Aug 9, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Maybe that’s a totally stupid question. I’ll admit, it’s a bit talk radio at the very least. It’s not terribly important in the grand or small scheme of things, but it’s something that I’m genuinely wondering about and what is a blog if not a vehicle for examining the things which hold the blogger’s interest?…

  22. A-Rod hires the private detectives who helped Dominique Strauss-Kahn beat the rap

    Aug 9, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Chicago

    A-Rod is sparing no expense preparing for his appeal: In his ongoing battle to salvage his reputation and big-league career, Alex Rodriguez has hired the same private-investigation firm Dominique Strauss-Kahn used to successfully contest a 2011 rape allegation … A-Rod must surely be hoping the pricey P.I.’s at Guidepost can deliver the same kind of results…

  23. Evan Longoria thinks it’s unfair that A-Rod gets to play pending his appeal

    Aug 9, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was on SI’s Hot Clicks podcast and was asked about Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension. He opined that, in general, 50 games is insufficient for PED cheats. He’s obviously not alone in that, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising if MLB and the union revisited the PED penalty rubric soon. But…

  24. Mark Cuban calls A-Rod’s suspension “horrible,” and “disgraceful,” says MLB is “Bud Selig’s mafia”

    Aug 9, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

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    Mark Cuban tried a couple of times to get into the MLB owners’ club. He was rebuffed in his initial efforts and then outbid when he had a chance to purchase the Rangers in a bankruptcy auction. After that he seemed to wash his hands of the idea of buying a baseball team. But he’s…

  25. A-Rod formally files the appeal of his 211-game suspension

    Aug 8, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Chicago

    Alex Rodriguez and the union have filed his suspension papers: The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez‘s 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an independent arbitrator. Union spokesman Greg Bouris confirmed the appeal and said the players’ association had no further comment. Major League Baseball declined comment too. If A-Rod comments no…

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