In this market, there is no shortage of columnists and national baseball writers, which means voices and opinions in the wake of something like the latest Alex Rodriguez scandal. Here are a few worth reading.
• Ken Davidoff: “If you buy into the idea of our sports being ‘pure,’ if you believe the notion of statistical integrity, then that’s on you. You’re not getting it.”
• Tyler Kepner: “Rodriguez said yes, and together they have had some fun. But a marriage that starts with a lie is bound to fall apart, and that is what has happened.”
• Bob Klapisch: “A-Rod has been linked (again) to performance-enhancing drugs, as recently as last season, putting the finishing touches on his now-utterly trashed legacy — baseball’s all-time fraud.”
• Bill Madden: “After all the revelations coming out of Miami about his association with shady anti-aging clinic proprietor Anthony Bosch, to whom he is now alleged to have paid for HGH and banned testosterone creams, A-Rod has to understand that the Yankees and Major League Baseball want no part of him.”
• Ian O’Connor: “If Alex Rodriguez’s primary goal in life is to be remembered forever, well, congratulations are in order. ‘His contract will go down as the worst in sports history,’ one baseball official said Tuesday.”
• Joel Sherman: “And since his acquisition in 2004, Rodriguez’s reckless bent has not only damaged him, but the Yankees as well in terms of reputation, clubhouse tension and a general halo of negativity. Until now, that is.”
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