Friday, May 01, 2009

Eyechart Weighs in on the A-Rod Rumors

High School teammate and major leaguer Doug Mientkiewicz says there's "no way" A-Rod used steroids in high school:
Dodgers utilityman Doug Mientkiewicz said that he, Alex Rodriguez and their teammates on the Westminster Christian High spent as much time together as possible.

They were always together in school, Mientkiewicz said. They often ate dinner together. Many players, including Rodriguez, frequently slept over at Mientkiewicz's house, which was only 10 minutes from the private school in suburban Miami.
Mientkiewicz said he never saw any signs that Rodriguez was on steroids, as is being alleged in an upcoming book by Sports Illustrated's Selena Roberts, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

"From my perspective, it would be 99.9% impossible for us not to know," said Mientkiewicz, who was a year ahead of Rodriguez in school.

Mientkiewicz lashed out at Roberts, who broke the story that Rodriguez flunked a drug test in 2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers. The report forced Rodriguez to admit in February that he took banned substances from 2001 to '03.

Rodriguez put on 25 pounds of muscle between his sophomore and junior years in high school, according to the book.

"You're basically accusing every kid that's gone through puberty that they're on steroids too, huh?" Mientkiewicz said. "He gained a couple of inches height-wise too, if I remember right. . . . I knew what he looked like in ninth grade. He was skinny. Who isn't in ninth grade? He was very dedicated back then, he worked harder than anyone else."

One of Roberts' sources was a high school teammate of Rodriguez's, according to the Daily News.

"If you're going to have the [guts] to come out and say something like that, of that magnitude, whether it's a high school teammate or some of the Yankee teammates that have said something, be a man and put your name on it," Mientkiewicz said. "Don't give me the anonymous source [stuff]. Be a man. Be a man and say who you are. That way there's no questioning whether it's real or not."

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 4:39 PM   5 comments


At 5/01/2009 4:52 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

What, were you born yesterday? You're smarter than that. Of course the only people you'll hear from are the ones who defend him. And they will do so to no end. Otherwise they keep their mouths shut (unless they talk anonomously). What will be telling is how ARoid responds. If it's untrue, then you can be sure he'll sue for for defimation of character. If he does nothing... well then you'll still be obsessed with proving he didn't do it.

At 5/01/2009 5:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

You are setting up a straw man argument. "If A-Rod doesn't sue, he's guilty."

Clemens sued - do you think he's innocent?

If I were A-Rod I wouldn't want this distraction any more than it already is, A long, drawn out lawsuit where he essentially has to prove malicious intent as well as proving a negative - that he never did PED in high school is nearly impossible. How do you prove a negative unless the high school did testing?

At 5/01/2009 5:14 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

It's a little different. Roberts will be making a lot of money on this information and allegedly has sources. If he sues, he can show the sources are BS. Clemens was a he said/she said case - until Mac turned up with some actual evidence.
Distraction? You kidding me? Like he's not a walking distraction no matter what he's doing. Like that would really matter? Again, please tell me you're smarter than this.

At 5/01/2009 5:17 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

You just proved my point - you can't win a defamation/libel case with "he said/she said" arguments.

Personally I'd rather he just focus on playing baseball, but I know you'd rather have Cody Ransom back so you're all for the court case.

At 5/01/2009 5:38 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

Nice change of subject. I'm not a Ransom fan.

She is supposed to have sources who can back the statements, so if that's not true, she's got nothing. If so, then AFraud knows better than to challenge her in court. His ego is like Clemens - he'd do anything preserve his image & legacy. Again, no suit is so telling. The fact that he hasn't even addressed it is too.

I love how you go to such lengths to defend a lying, cheating criminal.


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