So Anthony Bosch, the founder of the Florida anti-aging clinic (hint, hint), Biogenesis came clean. Last night in a “60 Minutes” interview where he said that Alex (A-Fraud) Rodriguez paid him $12,000 per month to provide him with an assortment of banned drugs that included testosterone and human growth hormone. Bosch says he came out in part because he feared for his life. MLB’s suspension of Rodriguez was reduced on Saturday by an arbitrator from 211 games to 162, plus all playoff games next season and I am sure right now A-Fraud is Lawyering Up! He plans to file a suit in federal court today to overturn the arbitration ruling. Good luck with that.
Commissioner Bud Selig, said in the “60 Minutes” piece “In my judgment his actions were beyond comprehension, I think 211 games was a very fair penalty.” The thing I found most interesting was Bosch said he began working with Rodriguez — who was motivated by his pursuit of 800 career home runs — five days before the New York Yankees third baseman hit his 600th homer on Aug. 4, 2010. Bosch said the first words out of Rodriguez’s mouth were: “What did Manny Ramirez take in 2008 and 2009?” Ramirez was suspended 50 games in 2009 while with the Los Angeles Dodgers after testing positive for a banned drug, his first of two offenses. 800 HR? Really?
Of the 14 players suspended as a result of MLB’s investigation into Biogenesis, Rodriguez was the only one to appeal the ban. The reason for that is because the evidence was so overwhelming. Bosch said he designed the program to help Rodriguez maximize the effects of the drugs and remain clean in the eyes of baseball and because of it Rodriguez never failed a test during the period in question.
A-Fraud I mean… A-Rod has 654 career homers and I am sure it is safe to say that he won’t have any this season or for that matter maybe ever again.
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