In 2003, when he won the American League home run title and the AL Most Valuable Player award as a shortstop for the Texas Rangers, Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids, four sources have independently told Sports Illustrated.
Frankly, I’m surprised.
And how ’bout the timing? Did Joe Torre get his Cousin Rocco to grease these “sources”?
Hank Aaron is now likely to remain the real home run king. I assumed the 33-year-old A-Rod, only 202 short, would surpass 755 career homers without scandal.
He’ll probably break the mark, but now he’ll do so under the same cloud that follows Barry Bonds.
Quick, how many homers did Bonds end up hitting? It’s easy to forget.