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What’s next for Alex Rodriguez? Craig Calcaterra has this.

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1 Jon DeRosa   ~  Jan 30, 2013 10:30 am

Keyes would sniff that out in two seconds!

In the Cain's book, the insurance company is called "General Fidelity Insurance Company." In the movie it's called "Pacific All Risk." I love it when a movie kicks a book's ass like this so all those hoity-toity "The book is so much better" types can suck on it.

2 Dimelo   ~  Jan 30, 2013 10:33 am

What's next for ARod? A lot of reflection and a lot of waiting. I can see ARod looking at himself in the mirror like Jake LaMotta was in the movie 'Raging Bull', repeating the lines from 'On the Waterfront' -- "I coulda been a contender."

3 bp1   ~  Jan 30, 2013 10:33 am

Good for Craig Calcaterra for setting things straight and not beating these other reporters over the head with a stick like I'm sure he wanted to. He showed restraint that is increasingly rare.

The quality of sports reporting has been on the decline for quite some time to the point where respected (?) writers are just making things up so they have words to fill their allotted column space.

You go, Craig. Next time whack 'em harder when they write or say really dumb things.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 30, 2013 10:42 am

2) Alex would be more like Norma Desmond at the end of "Sunset Blvd", ready for his close-up.

5 garydsimms   ~  Jan 30, 2013 10:48 am

Guess the real Q is if ARod is shown (through MLB investigation of the Miami story) to have been a user of PEDS since his last contract extension whether his contract can be voided by the Yanks.

6 bp1   ~  Jan 30, 2013 10:49 am

[2] He doesn't strike me as the introspective type. His mea culpa in 2009 seemed more scripted than genuine.

I obviously don't know the guy. I just see what everyone else sees. He comes across as a pampered multimillionaire jock who is surrounded by enablers who clap and congratulate him whenever he passes some gas. He let rip a big one now and I'm sure his inner circle are telling him how great he is and how he's the victim and will get beyond this and return to former greatness if people would just leave him alone. I could be wrong. Doubt it, though.

The fact that I'm responding makes me part of the problem. The drama is intriguing and I wish I could just ignore it - but I'm as curious how this is going to play out as the next guy.

I marveled at his effortless home runs as much as I marvel at his ability to do really dumb things (not all PED related).

7 Dimelo   ~  Jan 30, 2013 11:18 am

[6] Yea, can't disagree with anything you said.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 30, 2013 11:31 am

6) Well put.

9 Diane Firstman   ~  Jan 30, 2013 11:44 am

Next I'll be reading that A-Rod is Monte Teo's fake dead girlfriend.

(sad sad sad)

Meanwhile, Nelson Cruz's name turned up in this report, and now the Rangers could REALLY be in deep trouble with their depleted lineup.

10 rbj   ~  Jan 30, 2013 12:04 pm

A lot of the story does check out -- the Miami New Times seems to have done its homework and verified stuff.

But there's something that caught my eye: ""He gave me this pill to take before I go to the gym and said, 'This is the stuff Lance Armstrong takes,'" recalls Garcia, who asked New Times not to use his real name but whose story is confirmed by Bosch's patient records."

Presumably, if Bosch had been "treating" Lance, the New Times would have included that name too. So I doubt he was. Was Bosch friends with Lance's dopers? Possibly. Or was he simply a name dropper. Could he have been treating some -- Melky, Colon, the tennis player, and invented others to puff up his reputation. From the article, the guy is a dirtbag so I can't discount that possibility either.

If the Yankees do try to void the contract, it's going to be a $100 million lawsuit, and his defense will be "don't claim you were unaware of PEDs in sports." And that will open up a can of worms that leaves no sport (hello, NFL) unblemished.

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jan 30, 2013 7:30 pm

[10] Yeah, there's no way the Yankees would win in court.
[6] I think A-Rod, from all his public misteps, is just socially awkward and lacks confidence. Odd, in that with or without PED's he's one of the greatest baseball players of all time (check out his rookie season stats, even better than Trout!)

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