Alex Rodriguez is taking his wildest swing yet in his fight against steroid allegations: The Yankees and MLB are conspiring to push him out of the game.Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated:
Sources say the embattled Yankee star is "scared" that bigger forces are at work to try to discredit him and sink his career. Holed up in Miami, Rodriguez has been huddling with an army of lawyers and PR people as the performance-enhancing drug scandal enveloping him intensifies.
"He's scared, because he thinks this is so unbelievably false, and he's wondering who could be behind this," said a source, referring to last week’s Miami New Times report linking A-Rod to an alleged Miami-area performance-enhancing drug scandal. "He thinks something could be going on larger than anyone might think."
The source added that Rodriguez is wondering if the Yankees or even Major League Baseball are behind the latest controversy.
The notebooks reported to belong to Florida wellness clinician Tony Bosch connect New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez to a staggering array of drugs and supplements to be used literally morning, noon and night and through multiple delivery systems, including lozenges, creams and injections. ...Bill Madden, Daily News:
The notebooks contain a trove of information from 2009-12, especially about Rodriguez and a suggested volume of doping almost unheard of in baseball. The documents released by the New Times connect Rodriguez to at least 19 drugs and supplements, including the banned substances testosterone, HGH and IGF-1, and define one doping regimen that includes as many 19 injections: four subcutaneous injections of IGF-1, nine shots of CJC (a growth hormone releasing hormone) and GHRP (growth hormone releasing peptide), and six shots of HGH at 2.5 international units.
If A-Rod truly is a victim here, his reputation smeared, his career in such jeopardy, then why is he in hiding? Why isn't he shouting to the world he is innocent? Why isn't he calling his teammates, assuring them all these damning things they've been reading about him — purchasing HGH and testosterone from Bosch's clinic, receiving house calls for personal injections from Bosch — are all B.S., made up by forces out to destroy him? Why hasn't he reached out to the commissioner of baseball, Bud Selig, to tell him the same thing? ...
[Why] is he doing all his denying from an underground bunker through those anonymous spokespersons and statements from his lawyers?