Many are going to say it's "sour grapes" or "homerism" for my beloved Red Sox that I make this entry. I guess that's why it's taken me so long to put my thoughts out there on the subject. Ultimately, it comes down to having a 12 year-old who begins his baseball season in a few days that prompted me to finally put "ink to paper" on the subject.
Alex Rodriguez is a lying pile of crap who can't be a man (like many others, I might add) and fully cleanse himself of the filth that his behavior has wrought. Seriously, is it that hard once fully caught in cheating to tell the complete truth?
Yes, the tests were supposed to be confidential. Yes, the person who released the data needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. These are completely valid and "correct." But once you've been caught in cheating why not show the world that you're more of a man than just a cardboard cut-out of a human being. Blaming your cousin for supplying you with something that is even illegal in the Dominican Republic doesn't make it okay.
I suppose it's just absurd to expect anything beyond the two WEAK attempts at an explanation we've received from Mr. Rodriguez, but if you're going to actually come out and admit it... admit it.
Finally, the onus now is on Major League Baseball to change their testing program with regard to HGH, steroids & any other kind of illegal physical performance supplements to a method similar to what the Tour de France cyclists & Olympic athletes must endure. Yesterday, meaning the 80s & 90s are gone; ruined by the likes of McGwire, Canseco, Sosa, Giambi, Palmiero, & Rodriguez. Tomorrow lives if the League & its athletes will "man up" and deliver on the promise of pure sports.