Monday, March 1, 2010
More steroid questions coming for ARod
The New York Yankees, baseball's poster child/team on the steroids issue, are going to have to get ready for a new round of questions. Now comes word that Alex Rodriguez may follow Mets shortstop Jose Reyes in answering questions from federal agents about a Canadian doctor being investigated for distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
The athletes themselves do not appear to be a focus of the inquiry. According to Reyes, the agents simply wanted to know if he was injected with human growth hormone. Much to his relief, they told him the investigation should be no problem for him.
The Yankees have had a very quiet spring. ARod's press conference last week was civil, if not downright boring, and focused almost entirely on baseball and ARod's rebirth last year. But you have to wonder if the resurfacing of his name in connection with steroids is a bad omen or whether it will shake the comfort and confidence that ARod has found. For the Yankees' sake, I hope not.
Thanks to Googie man via en.Wikipedia for the photo.