Monday, February 9, 2009

Holy Crap...

No more speculation I guess...

"And I did take a banned substance and, you know, for that I'm very sorry and deeply regretful. And although it was the culture back then and Major League Baseball overall was very - I just feel that - You know, I'm just sorry. I'm sorry for that time. I'm sorry to fans. I'm sorry for my fans in Texas. It wasn't until then that I ever thought about substance of any kind, and since then I've proved to myself and to everyone that I don't need any of that."

"It was such a loosey-goosey era. I'm guilty for a lot of things. I'm guilty for being negligent, naive, not asking all the right questions," Rodriguez said. "And to be quite honest, I don't know exactly what substance I was guilty of using."


Wow. Quite the commentary from Mr. Alex Rodriguez. No lawyers...no publicist...he just flat out admitted it.

It's kind of refreshing really...sometimes you just have to fess up to stuff as a man when the evidence finally bites you. A-Rod is no fool. He had no place to hide. The facts were there about his usage. The statements that he made were very open...

More to come on steroid usage this week...as I'm sure this story is just beginning to get legs. You can probably sense my opinion on this issue indirectly through what I've written so far...but I'll try and spell it out later in a different post.

4 comments:

D'Amico's one good year said...

I wish they'd stop saying "I don't know exactly what I took". I hate the dumb jock shit.

But... Good on him. Though he should have admitted it earlier. They all should. Get it out in the open, let it stop being a witchhunt, and be done with it.

AP said...

I'm just going to assume that everybody was taking something for about a decade. It just makes it easier for me.

That whole, "I didn't know exactly what i was taking" stuff is crap. It completely ruins his attempt at honesty in my view. He just doesn't want to answer the next question after that which is "Where did you get it from?"

I'm sure the NY press will crucify him. Good luck with that.....

Matt said...

....poor Yankees. Even spending $.5 billion on players this offseason can't shift the focus to on-the-field things for that club.

Good times.

lofty said...

I could believe that he may not have known "exactly" what he was taking. He did know, however, that it was illegal and that it would make him a better baseball player.