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NY Times Room for Debate: Alex Rodriguez Is An Easy Target

The NY Times once again let me express one of my strong opinions for their “Room for Debate” blog. This week the topic was the MLBs attempt to suspend A-Rod for life. I was asked if I think A-Rod is a scapegoat. The answer is yes.

Since this piece had to be short I didn’t get to spend an awful lot of time explaining how much I think it negatively impacts a sport for it’s greatest stars to be reviled. If that happened in the NFL I would be DEVASTATED. I also ended the piece by mentioning that PEDs should be integrated into the sport in a science-based fashion. 

I think that weeding out all cheaters is not only a huge time and resource drain it also seems like an attempt to turn back the hands of time and try to get people satisfied with production that isn’t affected by drugs. Now maybe this won’t have a substantial impact on, say, whether there’s another home run race or attempt at breaking the record, but what if it does? Then what? 

Just something to think about. Check out the piece, and let me know what you think. Feel free to disagree, scream, or of course tell me how I great I am! 

[Alex Rodriguez is an easy target. NY Times: Room for Debate]

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