Alex Rodriguez has been suspended 162 games, a full season in the MLB, the highest suspension given to a player for taking a performance enhancing substance.
It’s another black eye for the game for baseball. They once embraced the long ball, but now it’s coming back to haunt them. There are players getting suspended during the season, and offseason. The Hall of Fame has players who were once locks to get in, now find themselves off the ballot or not having a chance to get in.
If A-Rod says he loves the game and his “brothers” as much as he does, the best thing he can do is stay away from the game. What is there left to do? Sure he’s sitting on over 650 home runs, and is in the top 5 of most offensive categories, but at this point he’s circus that isn’t needed anymore.
The Yankees are due to owe A-Rod $60 million over the next three years. He also gets an extra $6 if he hits certain millstones, such as surpassing Willie Mays on the HR list.
He’s the richest player in MLB history, and now he is among the most infamous. He claims he only used from 2001-03. But he also lied about using preforming enhancing drugs in the first place. Who knows, he could turn out to be like Jose Conseco and never played a day in the majors clean in his life.