Final Word: In A-Rod saga, which unlikable guy to believe?
The Alex Rodriguez story has a new chapter.
Over the weekend, an arbitrator reduced A-Rod’s two-year suspension from Major League Baseball to just one year.
Officially, the suspension is for A-Rod’s relationship with known steroid provider Tony Bosch.
Bosch isn’t a doctor, but apparently is the best in the business at prescribing the perfect cocktail of steroids for optimal performance and helping his clients to test negative for the drugs.
Bosch has lied about Rodriguez before, when the story of A-Rod’s ties to his Miami clinic were first revealed.
At that time, he claimed he was a Nutrition expert, not a steroid doc, and that he knew nothing about the business.
Now, he knows everything.
In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night, Bosch detailed that he advised A-Rod in person and via text messages how to use different drugs, including injectables, creams and lozenges.
They used a special language full of nicknames for the drugs to avoid being found out. He said he once drew A- Rod’s blood in a restaurant bathroom stall. Bosch goes into such detail that you can’t help but believe him.
Yet he’s lied before.
He practices medicine without a license, so it bears repeating that his entire “medical facility” is a lie.
So why do we decide it’s Bosch who is telling the truth?
In a “who’s the more slimy” footrace, Bosch and A-Rod provide a photo finish.
Simply put, A-Rod hasn’t given anyone a reason to like him, so, we don’t.
He is the Lance Armstrong, Bernie Madoff and Jerry Sandusky of baseball, so it’s a lot more fun to make him the bad guy, even if it’s not that much of a stretch for him.
If that’s the reason we decided to make A-Rod the guilty party, because remember, there is no positive test, maybe we should take a look at some of the “nice guys” we have overlooked in the past.
Maybe they just had really good doctors AND were voted “best personality” in high school.