I’m a Yankees fan but not an A-Rod fan. The New York Post had the best description of Rodriguez. They called him “Mr. April” because he was a predictable letdown in post-season play. My lack of fandome doesn’t come from his disappointing Octobers and Novembers, though. The man has no class. He seems to think he’s bigger than the game and now he thinks the rules don’t apply to him.
There’s a long list of chemicals used to cheat in sports, such as EPO, IGF and HGH. If MLB wants to stop PEDs PDQ, a lifetime ban (LB?) is the only sure way. Every baseball player knows if he’s caught gambling on the game, he’s banned for life. Call it the SJJP (Shoeless Joe Jackson Penalty) or the PRP (Pete Rose Predicament.)
Cheating with drugs casts aspersions on players not cheating and skews the stats from the early days of the game. To set things straight and keep it that way, as far as I’m concerned, MLB can ban for life A-Rod and any baseball player caught cheating with PEDs. ASAP.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun