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A-Rod packs a lot into 27 days

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 05, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It has been quite a month for Alex Rodriguez.

Feb. 7: Sports Illustrated reports that Rodriguez tested positive for steroids and testosterone in 2003. A-Rod goes to the Bahamas and is photographed with assorted groupies.

Feb. 9: Rodriguez admits to using “a substance” while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03. He also falsely accuses Sports Illustrated reporter Selena Roberts of breaking into his home.

Feb. 15: A-Rod calls Roberts to apologize for what he said.

Feb. 17: During a press conference in Tampa, Rodriguez says a cousin supplied him with an anabolic steroid obtained in the Dominican Republic.

Feb. 25: Rodriguez has that cousin, Yuri Sucart, pick him up from a game in Dunedin, Fla.

Feb. 26: The Yankees order Rodriguez to keep Sucart away from ballparks.

March 1: Rodriguez meets with MLB officials investigating his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

March 2: A-Rod joins Dominican team for World Baseball Classic and stages photo op with his ex-wife and two children.

March 3: Rodriguez tells reporters covering the WBC that he would like to have Jose Reyes playing for the Yankees. Some take this as criticism of Derek Jeter.

March 4: Rodriguez flies to Colorado to be examined by a hip specialist for a previously unreported injury.

March 5: The Yankees announce that Rodriguez has a torn labrum in his right hip but will try to play this season before having surgery.

We can only imagine what happens next.

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