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Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 18, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez added more supposed details about his PED use during a press conference yesterday.

Still left unanswered: Who is his drug mule cousin (if such a person does indeed exist) and what about the testosterone Sports Illustrated reported he took? Was that part of the “boli” they obtained? But there are fewer loose ends than before.

Journal News columnist Sam Borden writes that A-Rod does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

Andy Pettitte, meanwhile, was called to speak to federal prosecutors pondering charges against Roger Clemens. This story also has news of A-Rod’s new charitable endeavor.

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You know what I can’t figure out? The 2003 survey tests were supposed to be anonymous, a way for baseball to determine whether it had a PED problem. Yet somewhere in the process, the samples were labeled with the name of the player who provided it.

If I was a member of the MLBPA, I’d be furious about that. How is that an anonymous test? It doesn’t excuse what A-Rod did. But he certainly was not served by his union in this case.

I do think this fades away in time — provided there is not another set of positive tests out there or compelling evidence of something else he did.

The first full-squad workout is today. There’s the annual Big Meeting first, so the players won’t take the field for a while, probably around 10:30 or 11.

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Adam from Blogging The Pinstripes did a little Q&A with me if you’re interested.

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