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Posada: I’ve got your back

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 09, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Jorge Posada on A-Rod’s admission:

“I was surprised. Alex is my teammate and Alex is going to be my friend forever. I’m going to support him any way I can. There’s not much we can say.”

Meanwhile, police spokesmen in New York, Miami, Miami Beach and Coral Gables have no record of Selena Roberts being arrested, stopped or cited. Reporters are asked to leave by rent-a-cops all the time. But that’s not being cited, as Rodriguez claimed on ESPN.

She has denied all of those charges.

The Yankees will have a statement before the night is out. They must be passing this one around to everybody in the room.

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95 Responses to “Posada: I’ve got your back”

  1. Jeff February 9th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    gimmie some truth

  2. Proud Yankees Fan February 9th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Enough is enough. I love A-Rod and will continue to support him. He is a great ball player.

    I don’t consider him a cheater or a fraud. He’s an athlete, and he took performance enhancing drugs. Think about those words. Performance enhancing. Of course he would take drugs to enhance his performance. Who wouldn’t? They aren’t cheating drugs. They are performance enhancing.

    Players practice batting, field and throwing to enhance their performance. They lift weights to enhance their performance. They do cardio programs to enhance their performance. They eat healthy to enhance their performance. Guess what, it is normal to want to enhance your performance!

    Crack open a history book and look at the past players. Look at why a lot of the rules are in place. A lot are in place to keep players from getting an edge. That means players have ALWAYS looked for ways to get an edge on their opponents. That is completely normal. Even look at past Yankees players, and we laugh now about situations like corked bats, fingernail files, sandpaper, etc.

    Get off your high horses and move on. Most of you are probably too stupid to even realize what PEDs do. They don’t just magically make muscles appear on your body. They don’t give you hand eye coordination to hit the ball. It still requires a lot of work to get in excellent shape.

    Should we go after people that take Centrum vitamins? What about common medicines? If a player has a tummy ache and takes Tums before the game, guess what those just enhanced his performance.

    He lied about being caught in a stupid scandal a few years ago? Really? No way. I’ve never heard once of a single person on Earth denying that they did something when confronted. Of course he lied. Anybody would. Everybody does. Get over it people. He’s human.

    Now lets drop this and look forward to this year’s WS!

  3. Jean Orza February 9th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “Get off your high horses and move on. Most of you are probably too stupid to even realize what PEDs do. They don’t just magically make muscles appear on your body. They don’t give you hand eye coordination to hit the ball. It still requires a lot of work to get in excellent shape.”

    staying on high horse. get your head out of the sand. PEDs make Arod best player in the game. If not, why risk taking them? why?

    making 10 million not enough – ne needed 30 million? pathetic.

  4. Josh M February 9th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I love that ARod is being somewhat honest, bc no one can possible know the truth but him. I’m a Yanks fan, through and through, and I will route for ARod and the Yanks no matter what. And for all fans, Yankee or no, be careful how you judge ARod…bc there are 103 more names on that list and you never know who could be next….

  5. YankeesLuv February 9th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Good for Jorge. :)

  6. Juicy Fruit February 9th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    ARod felt pressure in Texas? greater pressure than in NYC with Yankees? that is a laughable answer.

  7. John February 9th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Pete: No one wants to hear your stupid little comments.
    Seriously, I love how you take little jabs here and there at Joe G and Rodriguez. Then when people try and attack you, you try to be all cute, like you are on a platform and we should think of you as some God. I don’t know how to break this to you, but you aren’t. How about just reporting what was going on and leaving your smart comments out.

    Respect the man. I don’t think I have ever heard you say anything nice about him. And I don’t even particularly like Arod, I am just saying what I’ve seen. You have lost a lot of respect in my book since I started reading on a daily basis.

  8. DT February 9th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    “Reporters are asked to leave by rent-a-cops all the time.”

    Interesting.
    Are you speaking from experience Pete?
    How many times have you visited a player’s house for quotes?

  9. PJH February 9th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    “Reporters are asked to leave by rent-a-cops all the time”

    Im losing a lot of respect for you as a person. Some people are not as fortunate to sit on their behinds and write about a game. there is no reaosn to refer to a security guard as a rental cop. Id figure a journalist would be a little bit more sensitive to others.

    Why would spokesmen in New York have any inforomation on an incident alleged to have had taken place in Florida?

  10. PJH February 9th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    “Pete, please understand what some of the nit-wits are going through. The best player on their favorite team just got exposed as a cheat.

    I mean, how would you feel if the football team you rooted for was involved in a cheating scandal and had players suspended for PED use?

    Oh, wait….”

    Post of the night.

  11. Trevor February 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Wow now reporters asking Obama about Arod. :lol:

  12. you gotta have faith (pettite where art thou?) February 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    LMAOOO they just asked obama about a-rod. because thats what he should be worrying about right now.

  13. J February 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Obama was just asked about A-Rod in his press conference. The news is “depressing.”

  14. Rishi February 9th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Pete – do you have a perspective on the privacy issue? I linked to an article in the NYTimes that raises the issue of why so few seem to care that the voluntary “annonymous” test results were able to be made public…

  15. Vader February 9th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Our economy is in the tank and the President is talking about how we are going to get out of it and other things regarding our country and a Washington Post reports has one question to ask him and he asks him about A-Rod???

  16. Rishi February 9th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    PJH – check the anti-depressant post in the previous thread

  17. you gotta have faith (pettite where art thou?) February 9th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Vader,

    sounds like an unreliable reporter, we’ve never heard of those before.

  18. Virginia Yankee February 9th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I didnt know that the Post had any reporters anymore.

  19. Rishi February 9th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    This press conference feels like the Ms. American pagent

  20. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Michael Kei, here are the addresses Sam gave:

    “I hope all of you will continue to read my columns in The Journal News (you can always find my stuff at http://www.lohud.com/borden) as well as check in with the FACEOFF blog that I do with Rick Carpiniello (faceoff.lohudblogs.com

  21. Trevor February 9th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    There’s another time and place to ask Obama about baseball. His first national news conference isn’t one of them.

  22. Proud Yankees Fan February 9th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    So what if he wanted to make 30 million instead of 10 million? How much do you make? Maybe you should work for less money than you make now. It is natural to want to perform at a better high level. It is natural to want to make more money.

    I’m assuming you are not an athlete by profession. So lets assume you can study and go to school to put you in a position to do better and earn more money. You would do it. Everyone would. That is not cheating, and neither is taking drugs.

    Look at how much money is spent by drug companies in R&D every year. It is part of being human to want to be bigger, stronger, smarter, etc. If drugs can help, we take them.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Jean Orza February 9th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “Get off your high horses and move on. Most of you are probably too stupid to even realize what PEDs do. They don’t just magically make muscles appear on your body. They don’t give you hand eye coordination to hit the ball. It still requires a lot of work to get in excellent shape.”

    staying on high horse. get your head out of the sand. PEDs make Arod best player in the game. If not, why risk taking them? why?

    making 10 million not enough – ne needed 30 million? pathetic.

  23. Rishi February 9th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    and you may not know, but it’s GENE Orza, not JEAN…

  24. pat February 9th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    MLB Network said they had a copy of an incident report because the police were called to the guard house.

  25. Judge Mills Lane February 9th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I gotta say, as a writer and student of media, I’m really bothered by what people are saying about PeteAbes. Yeah, I don’t always agree with his opinion or tone, it is certainly his right, AND *this* IS the the correct forum…

    It’s a BLOG, folks.

    It’s got different rules, expectations, liberties, and tone than an article would.

    “Rent-a-cop” is a pretty common term in casual conversation. A bit negative, sure. But give a rest.

    If you don’t want to read a BLOG, don’t.
    Just wait for the hard deadlines.

  26. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Tom Verducci is such a tool. It is KILLING him that Arod is getting any props. Verducci just keeps harping on how Arod is still going to have problems and that his coming forward isn’t going to take care of things.

    Verducci has reduced himself to a hideous little Torre hand puppet. And a Selena Roberts groupie.

    AWWW TOM. Upset that your dreary book, with its insults about Alex, isn’t getting press anymore?

    “He cannot get the greatest of all time. That is gone now. Because he can never get rid of that stain. (I hope I hope I hope). ” Torre’s hand puppet.

  27. Rishi February 9th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    pat – if you are watching when they report on it can you let us know what they say…

  28. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 9th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    So I guess now is not a good time to have an “Melky vs Brett” discussion?

  29. Pick February 9th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    HATERS- Arod has said more than any other big name accused player, other than canseco and Caminetti.

    look at all of the other big name guys. giambi just said he was sorry for using that stuff. pettite had a press conference. Bonds is in court, Clemens is being investigated by the feds. Palmiero lied, Mcgwire wouldn’t talke, Sosa’s english not so good..

    yeah he may not be telling everything but he’s told more than anyone else.

    i can;t wait for the season so the yanks and a-rod will shut you all up.

  30. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 9th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    pat February 9th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    MLB Network said they had a copy of an incident report because the police were called to the guard house.

    ===============================================

    Interesting

  31. Pick February 9th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    nice S.A i hope Selena loses her book deal the aunt

  32. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    pat, yes in fact they did and Roberts herself said that there was a report and tried to blase it by saying that whenever police are called a report of some kind is written (and so it was no big deal, is what she was trying to get across.)

  33. gayle February 9th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    So I see that the Westminster Dog SHow in on CNBC. DO you think I need to worry if any of the dogs are taking PED’s or can these dogs be trusted.

  34. jennifer February 9th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    So mlb and espn both have this info.

  35. Yankee Trader February 9th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Thought you would find this interesting on the anabolic steroid primobolan. I’m sure everyone on this site by now has heard the full Peter Gammons interview. I’m not surprised that Alex didn’t know exactly what was in the supplements that he was taking, only that he would, with working out, gain muscle mass in a relatively short period of time, without side effects.

    http://www.steroidsprofiles.com/steroid/info/16

  36. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Interestingly enough Roberts admitted to being every place Arod said she was. But her spin on what happened was entirely different.

    I get it. She’s a “reporter” so she’s afforded automatic honesty status and if someone says something different from her rendition, that person is the liar.

    Sweet.

    I don’t care how much she gets paid at SI. Losing your job at the NY Times is no badge of honor.

  37. SJ44 February 9th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Pete,

    Serious question.

    How many times have you gone to Derek Jeter’s house for a story? Jason Giambi’s? Joe Torre’s?

    Have you ever tried going around security to get to a players house?

    Come on, you know that’s a linecrosser.

    She wouldn’t leave when asked. She also wasn’t entirely honest about her visit.

    If someone was writing an unauthorized bio on Pete Abraham, do you want them showing up unannounced at your house?

    Supposedly, an incident report was filed.

    He never said she was arrested.

    With the way you guys are circuling the wagons around Selena, just remember not to get mad when players do the same for one of their own.

    It works both ways.

  38. no.27 February 9th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    The numbers alone don’t tell the whole story. It’s easier to talk about if you break his career up into 3 parts: Seattle, Texas, and New York. It also helps to look at it on a 162 game basis because the argument isn’t about durability, it’s about whether or not it makes you a better player.

    On a 162 game basis, A-Rod averaged 10.8 less HR/yr in Seattle than in Texas. He was 20-24 in Seattle and I can’t think of a single power hitter that reached their power potential before they were 25. Besides that, Seattle is a tougher park to hit in than Texas. A-Rod hit 2.8 less HRs/yr at home than he did on the road in Seattle. In Texas, he his 5.3 more HRs/yr at home. That’s an 8.1 HR/yr difference. Could the remaining 2.7 HR/yr difference fairly be attributed to his age or having to readjust after time off?

    A-Rod averaged 8.3 less HR/yr in NY than in Texas. Although Yankee Stadium is harder on righties, A-Rod hit 2.4 more HR/yr in the Bronx than on the road. Still, that is less than the advantage he had in Texas. When this is factored into the equation, the difference is only 5.4 HR/yr. Could this difference fairly be attributed to the extra pressure he felt in NY or having to readjust after time off?

    Without going too far into the slugging percentage differences, I’ll just bring up his home/away splits during his time in Texas. In 2001, his home SLG was 110 points higher than his away. In 2002, his home SLG was 153 points higher than his away. In 2003, his home SLG was 44 points higher than his away.

  39. Mark in Tampa February 9th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    “MLB Network said they had a copy of an incident report because the police were called to the guard house.”

    ESPN said the same thing as well.

    I am guessing out of this that Gammons will end up being one of Arod’s biggest supporters. When somebody gives you the biggest story of the year; and bares his soul, at least as much as Arod ever has; it is hard not to be on his side from here on out. Unless, of course, it is shown that Arod lied in this interview.

  40. Peter Abraham February 9th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Yo, “Jean Orza”

    It’s Gene. In case you switch over, it’s Fehr, not Fear. The A-Rod stuff always brings out the brainiacs

    Meanwhile, some poor soul has logged on to insult me under (at last count) six different names I don’t know whether to be flattered or horrified.

    And if you feel some sort of need to attack me personally, e-mail me. That way you can be sure I’ll read it and the nice people here and talk about baseball without being bothered.

    Thanks.

  41. Ham Fighters February 9th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    im with pete 100% on this one. how can anybody accept this as coming clean?

    yeah, he didnt know what he took. c’mon…

  42. Tom February 9th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    So, did she or didn’t she deny the report?

  43. Willie in GN February 9th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    sign Tiger Woods for CF!!!

    have you seen that guy’s swing?!

  44. AG February 9th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Just getting the general flavor from comments on here and Yankee boards, it seems like a good 50% of the fanbase is more upset with Selena Roberts (for what? I’m not exactly sure.) than with Alex for admittedly taking PEDs.

    I keep hearing about this Duke story from a few years ago. It does seem she was legitimately in the wrong there, but what on earth does this have to do with her very credible reporting about Alex Rodriguez? You can call her scummy all you want (I disagree, but…), but she was entirely truthful when it comes to Alex.

    I also keep hearing about how she’s supposedly withholding verified and credible information about the other 103 players. Why would she do that? That would be the scoop of the year, even more than exposing Alex for using PEDs. SI would publish that in a second if she had the information.

    And I find the allegations against her by Alex the most disturbing of all IF they are not true (looks like they aren’t). Roberts, for all the personal insults you want to hurl at her, told the truth about Rodriguez. It doesn’t seem Alex even did that when talking about Selena.

    Regardless of Selena’s character, I think she did baseball a huge service with her report. You can complain about how she has an “agenda” all you want. Heck, maybe she does have one. But, the bottom line is that she was right.

  45. Ham Fighters February 9th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    and what was that crap about helping out the kids from where he was born? he’s been on the yankees for what, 4 years? ill bet he’d have to use garmin to find the building he lived in. so NOW he’s gonna show the kids what a role model he is?

    geesh…

  46. Vader February 9th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    And you know that he did know what he was taking????

  47. randy l February 9th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    obama commenting on the arod cheating is not so out of line. the financial crisis has been caused by a whole lot of people cheating and lying at the highest levels.
    obama’s message is there are no shortcuts.

    that could be in baseball or the financial world.

  48. pat February 9th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Rishi

    They told Roberts they had an incident report and she said she went to the guard house and asked to enter. The guard said no. She asked if it was a public island and the guard said she didn’t know because she was new. The guard called the police to find out if she could be let in and they arrived at the booth. She told them she was Selena Roberts from SI and wanted to go to Alex Rodriguez’s house. The cop let her go in. She said she drove past the house and didn’t see his car so she left.

    My question would be, after all that, wouldn’t you at least ring the bell, knock on a door or something to see if he was home rather than just drive by and leave because you didn’t see a car?

  49. no.27 February 9th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    If A-Rod is being honest about when he took PED’s his numbers show that they don’t make you a better hitter. He was able to play more games, but his rate stats really aren’t significantly better.

  50. Yankee Trader February 9th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Now, if someone leaked out that Manny Ramirez was one of the other 103 players testing positive, do you think his 37 yo body would get a multi-year contract, a one year contract, or any contract at all?

    MLB and especially the players union were the guilty party here, because home run hitters, especially those chasing records, put fans in the seats, and increased salaries for everyone.

  51. rodg12 February 9th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    So let me get this straight Pete. After calling us posters out on Saturday night for dissecting the news and looking into the different angles and questioning Selena Roberts and her credibility instead of just seeing that “ARod took steroids” you’re now doing the same thing with his interview. Instead of hearing ARod admit that he used steroids for 3 years, you dissect the interview and questions some small parts about Selena Roberts and his comment that he didn’t know the names of all the substances. Did I get that right? Seems a bit hypocritical doesn’t it?

  52. Al from BK February 9th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Apology accepted Alex. Whatever it takes for you to get your head straight. Also good job by Jorge since the media isn’t going to give him a fair shake his teammates and fans should.

  53. Rishi February 9th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks, pat…

  54. Joe February 9th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Pete, this is NOT an attack. But your comparison between stats in Texas and New York is just so flawed…hitting environment, weather, etc. I know there are alot of posters that get the impression that you don’t like Alex, and I don’t even care if you do or don’t (this is your BLOG, you have the right to not like him). But at least acknowledge that this is some serious stat-bending on your part.

  55. lady February 9th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    alex called Roberts “lady” about 50 times. she must be pretty terrifying to him. I am picturing alex as eddie murphy in bowfinger.

  56. AG February 9th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    rodg12, it’s not a “small” issue when what Alex did essentially amounts to slander of Selena Roberts. Again, at least Selena published accurate information about Alex.

    Also, Alex deserves for his interview to be dissected. He lied for years and years about all of this. Now that he’s coming out and telling the “truth,” people are going to question whether it was really, well, the truth.

    That’s just the way it goes.

  57. Chloe February 9th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Very dumb thing to do for ARod to attack Roberts. He’s pretty much accusing her of being a criminal, and I’ll just take a wild guess and say he doesn’t have the proof to back it up. That speaks to his (lack of) credibility, in my opinion.

  58. you gotta have faith (pettite where art thou?) February 9th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    pat,

    good question. and i love that after they told her they had reports she admits to things, before it was just “absurd” lmao

    maybe she has to be truthful to herself before she can be truthful with others, just like arod

    gammons nest interview will be with her, she confesses she has a single white female obsession with arod :)

  59. PJH February 9th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    ““Rent-a-cop” is a pretty common term in casual conversation. A bit negative, sure. But give a rest.”

    Like I say it is unnecessary and deragotory. There is no reason to put people down. Blog or no blog. Security Guard would suffice. Its just unprofessional. Blog or no blog.

  60. tantron willoughby February 9th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Did someone mention the nY Times? Talk about the paradox of liberalism: pure snobbery while pretending to care about the less fortunate. LOL, losing a job at that house of hypocrisy is a huge badge of honor.

  61. Michael Kei (Igawa) February 9th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    >Jean Orza
    >Jean
    >THE GAME

  62. tantron willoughby February 9th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Arod has proven to be the phony that others have claim that he is. He wouldn’t mention steroids, Hgh or other PEDs during his apology. He is conning the fans of the future that watch his video with Gammons. He is a fraud and a cheat. If he were truly contrite, he would have said that he is sorry for taking steroids, not sorry because he was caught. He will take as many people as he can down the fools highway.

  63. Phil February 9th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    So, Selena HAS tested positive for an incident report and police showing up. Hmmm.

  64. Artie A February 9th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I don’t care if A-Rod ever hits a home run again, goes to HOF…just get hits in the clutch and help the yanks win a world series!

  65. Yankee Trader February 9th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    A-Rod was right in admitting that he took PEDs. I’d be upset initially at a reporter, ready to release a book on me, releasing a story from information that was to be protected and anonymous for 104 players and just focusing on me, because that will be a chapter in her book.

    I once felt that players who used PEDs shouldn’t have the right to be admitted to the HOF, but in that era it apparently was so prevalent, that if you weren’t taking supplements plus working out, you weren’t getting paid top dollar plus getting endorsements.

    Now, anyone who will admit to their errors, should be looked at differently in the eyes of the HOF voters, than those that might soon be convicted for perjury.

  66. dave2 February 9th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Posada gave a suspicious “I hope I didn’t” regarding his own use of PEDs. Pete, do you think he used them? or more importantly, is he nice to the beat reporters and therefore gets a pass — like “Big G” fraud.

  67. tantron willoughby February 9th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Selena uncovers the truth and she is the guilty party? I don’t think so. Too many enablers protecting Arod. I guess that is how the liberal mindset works: protect the guilty at all costs to ensure their rights. Blindly follow the technicalities of the law such that true justice is obstructed. A crack group of Johnny Cochran’s, and William Kunstlers we have here.

  68. randy l February 9th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    sign Tiger Woods for CF!!!
    have you seen that guy’s swing?!

    tiger has taken bp before with teams. he has trouble reaching the warning track. the baseball bat is about twice as heavy as a golf club and he just doesn’t have the baseball swing down. i’m sure he’d get the hang of it though if he did it more at least enough to hit home runs in bp.

  69. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “My question would be, after all that, wouldn’t you at least ring the bell, knock on a door or something to see if he was home rather than just drive by and leave because you didn’t see a car?”

    If she indeed didn’t. She didn’t sound so convincing when she was on MLB TV. You know, the attorney in me, always trying to immediately assess bull.

    She wasn’t terribly convincing with her version of events that, by the way, at least verified that she was every place he said she was.

    ************************

    Anyone ever observe first-hand a person who will lie, cheat, and steal to get what he or she wants and will use any kind of charm, wiles, and story telling to promote that purpose?

    Do you think it is possible that a reporter would resort to such things?

    Well I leave you all to discuss this, fight about it, agree about it, disagree about it, whatever.

    I feel pretty good about the way everything went down, I believe that Robert’s activities of the past few days gave Alex reason to feel he was being stalked – who in hell is she to go to his house?????????????????? – and I put her in the category of tabloid journalists who hide in bushes and ambush people to get stories or pictures. In other words, I certainly wouldn’t put her in the same category as upstanding sports writers.

    Just my opinion.

    Oh yeah. I wish to hell Arod had never taken steroids.
    But I’m happy he admitted he did. Now we Yankee fans, well most of us I think, can get on with the season and let this sift out on its own.

  70. Lara08 February 9th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    dave2 February 9th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Posada gave a suspicious “I hope I didn’t” regarding his own use of PEDs. Pete, do you think he used them? or more importantly, is he nice to the beat reporters and therefore gets a pass—like “Big G” fraud.

    *****************************************************

    I didn’t like that answer either. If you haven’t done steroids then just say you’re not on the list. You leave yourself open to analysis. That is really no different than “pretty accurate.”

  71. David February 9th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    So there is an incident report.

  72. AG February 9th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Um, am I the only person very disturbed that Alex apparently blatantly slandered Selena Roberts on national TV?

    And we’re supposed to believe him about the exact years of his PED usage?

  73. randy l February 9th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    “Selena uncovers the truth and she is the guilty party?’

    selena roberts does not have an impeccable reputation.

    being handed an illegal leak does not make someone a journalist.

    that said , the less said about her the better.

  74. GreenBeret7 February 9th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Ham Fighters
    February 9th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    and ***what was that crap about helping out the kids*** from where he was born? he’s been on the yankees for what, 4 years? ill bet he’d have to use garmin to find the building he lived in. so NOW he’s gonna show the kids what a role model he is?

    geesh…

    ————————————————————

    Jesus…get off of that crap. Gammons asked him that specif question. “will you do someting to get the words out to the kids?”

  75. Chloe February 9th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    I’m still waiting for the police report that says Selena Roberts was trespassing and breaking into the home where ARod’s daughters sleep. He couldn’t have lied about that, right?

  76. David February 9th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    So where did the link referencing the report go?

  77. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    “Selena uncovers the truth and she is the guilty party?”

    Tantron, when this first broke, my biggest problem was with Arod taking steroids. I never doubted for a minute that her report was correct. But once I had time to let it all sink in, I was equally upset with Roberts causing information to be published that was known to be court-sealed by a federal court in California and therefore was not supposed to be made public ever. Being an officer of the court and taking that role very seriously I am never impressed when reporters leak protected information. In fact I think it’s pretty deplorable.

    Just my opinion.

  78. Lara08 February 9th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Well, she can sue for libel if she feels wronged. Its the American way. Speaking of…has anyone out there loony tried to sue MLB and a steroid-positive player? LOL

  79. David February 9th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    No matter what A-Rod did, Selena Roberts is still selling a hatchet job book on A-Rod in May. She is not a neutral reporter.

  80. Chloe February 9th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    A hatchet job, like accusing someone of breaking and entering without any proof to back it up? That kind of hatchet job?

  81. David February 9th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Her book goes far beyond the steroid stuff.

    And I won’t ever let anyone forget what she did to those Duke Lacrosse players.

  82. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Let me try this for you Chloe dear. I wasn’t there but if Arod lives in a private community and Roberts managed to get herself to his house in violation of community policy, she would be trespassing. If she drove into his driveway and made any kind of noise whatsoever that woke his daughters he might be calling that breaking into his home.

    And I will go back to a question I already asked. What in the name of God gave her the right to approach his home? You talk about brass! If the only thing she did was to go to his house she was TOTALLY off base. You name me one player who would feel it was perfectly fine for a reporter to show up invited at their homes. Truth is reporters with any sense of decency wouldn’t do it. I am thining this Roberts is in a league of her own, and I don’t think it’s a very honorable league. She reminds me of the Joe Pesci character in Wise Guys, you know the one who goes nuts and does crazy things as the others watch in rapt horror? They would never do the same thing but they’ll never put him down for it. After all, he’s one of them.

  83. Chloe February 9th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I haven’t read her “hatchet job” book on Arod yet, but so far she’s been 100% accurate on this steroids story. ARod’s the one who’s apparently lying about her criminal activity. Why he felt the need to do that, I have no idea, it makes him look like even more of a fool. Stick to denying the steroids, attacking the reporter in such a ridiculous way (with no tangible proof) makes him look terrible.

  84. Andrew February 9th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    No there seems to be some tangible proof to what A-Rod said about her, and it may not be the prettiest thing to see a still-embarrassed A-Rod fuming to a national television audience about the journalist responsible for his embarrassment, but he has every right to do it. Just like she has every right to get 1 out of 104 names of people who tested positive for steroids because it benefits her goals and her career. But when that happens and that 1 person outed also happens to have experienced what he considers excessive visits from the journalist, I don’t understand why he is completely out of line by being mad and voicing his displeasure; what, his shame is supposed to consume him, and he’s supposed to thank her for dogging him for all these years?

  85. Chloe February 9th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Uh Trisha, except that she wasn’t trespassing and she wasn’t breaking in anywhere. When ARod says she committed some crimes, and then says he can prove it…and it turns out she didn’t, and he can’t…who’s the liar again? Because everything she said about him so far has been true.

    He’s trying to deflect, to go on the attack against the reporter. It’s not new, people do this. It’s stupid, and it doesn’t work, but that’s ARod’s problem.

  86. David February 9th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    There is a police incident report despite the fact that Pete deleted that link from the blog.

  87. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    “ARod’s the one who’s apparently lying about her criminal activity.”

    Chloe, that’s the way Arod characterized what he feels she did.

    I’m sure we’ll be reading more about this.

  88. trisha - Want the truth? Read Canseco's book. February 9th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    And about deflecting and going on the defensive against the reporter, this is a woman who has been interviewing everyone in their brother, including people he went to high school with, to try to find out if he took steroids in high school. She admitted it, though of course she nicely spun it.

    You know what? I’d go on the defensive against a witch like that also who was trying to do a smear job about me.

    Let’s just agree to disagree. I really don’t particularly care how this all comes out in terms of the Roberts-Arod she said he said. And about getting everything 100% right? What did she say other than he was on the 2003 steroids list?

    (I’m sure you’ve heard about her lack of accuracy in reporting on the Duke case and how she lost her job at the NY Times because of it?)

    Once someone has a reputation for sleeze of any kind, I always watch them really closely.

  89. Bob(The Original) February 9th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Yeah, reporters don’t stalk or harass anyone.

    Gimme a break.

    Ask Joe Torre about how many of them were camped outside his house for days affter the 2007 season.

    This lady may have gotten the story right, but I have no doubt she’s done her share of shady things to get stories.

  90. Chloe February 9th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    “There is a police incident report despite the fact that Pete deleted that link from the blog.”

    Yes, there’s an incident report, Roberts herself said so several hours ago on MLB Network. The police were called to determine whether the property was public or private and whether she was allowed entry. The guards didn’t know, so they called the police, who said it was OK, and they let her through. That is the “incident.”

    I’m sure ARod is upset and angry with Roberts. But you absolutely cannot accuse her of breaking into his house, etc, and have no proof. You can’t do this in the same interview where you say how honest and sad you are about previous lies. Come on. ARod does the dumbest stuff sometimes for someone who is supposed to be media savvy.

  91. David February 9th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    She went to his freaking house. The fact that the security guards didn’t let her through doesn’t mean she didn’t attempt to do so. She is an unethical reporter. Her history has proven this to be so.

  92. TG February 10th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Selena went to the house, gym and where ever to give him a chance to refute the story and let him know what was coming. She had to go there, because he would not answer through the normal channels.

  93. Bleed Pinstripes February 10th, 2009 at 7:34 am

    So he’s still lying? Is cred now is about 2.7%

  94. Maggie February 10th, 2009 at 7:47 am

    So an officer of the court thinks undermining the secrecy of government is despicable? Shocking.

    A journalist’s job is to expose the truth, without regard to all of the technicalities that lawyers and government employees use to control the flow of information, thereby enhancing their own value in the world.

    You have no idea who provided this information. It could have been A-Rod’s ex-wife or teammates who knew what happened. Only the people who knew about the results because of the raid were prohibited from releasing the information. But you’re making accusations about court-order violation without knowing the truth. Shouldn’t an officer of the court be more careful about that?

    Of course not. You care only about suppressing truth so that a very limited understanding of it can be used to arrive at a perverse form of justice.

    But if others can arrive at a truth outside the silly games the courts play with information, so be it. They are not ethically bound to participate in the cover-ups that profit lawyers and judges.

    As an officer of the court, you are no more noble than a journalist. In fact, you may be less so. You don’t think Selena Roberts knew she was risking some sort of subpoena by printing this information? She has to know that threatening your little legal cabal puts her in danger of going to jail.

    You’d never take that chance to reveal the truth, or to achieve any brand of justice. You just play games with the facts.

    So don’t brag about being an officer of the court as if it denotes respectability. Half of your ilk are just piles of garbage. If you want to see something despicable, look in the mirror.

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