This Big A-Rod Profile Might Actually Make You Feel Bad For A-Rod

J.R. Moehringer has a huge feature about Alex Rodriguez on ESPN.com today. It's a well-reported, in-depth look at everything Rodriguez has been up to since being banned from baseball for 162 games for using PEDs. There's a lot going on in the story, and you should really read the whole thing, but perhaps most… » 2/18/15 10:42am 2/18/15 10:42am

A-Rod Apologizes To Fans With Dopey Handwritten Letter

This is wonderful. Alex Rodriguez has released a handwritten(!) letter in which he apologizes to all of his fans for, uh, whatever it is we've all decided he needs to apologize for. This idea was surely thought up by some overpaid brand consultant. "Alex, our data shows that baseball fans associate handwriting with… » 2/17/15 1:31pm 2/17/15 1:31pm

Court Docs Allege Tony Bosch Spent MLB's Money On Strippers And Clubs

Two years after it was first broken, the Biogenesis saga in South Florida continues to reveal hilarious details about how Major League Baseball conducts business. The Miami New Times reports on the criminal case against Lazer Collazo, an associate of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch, who is charged with recruiting minors… » 2/12/15 10:55pm 2/12/15 10:55pm

A-Rod Turns To Unlikely Source To Assist His Comeback: Barry Bonds

At 39 and having missed the entire 2014 season due to suspension, Alex Rodriguez is attempting an improbable comeback. His skills were already rapidly declining in 2013—in 44 games he posted his lowest batting average and slugging percentage since 1995, and his fielding has been getting worse for half a decade… » 1/20/15 11:10pm 1/20/15 11:10pm

A-Rod Snitched On A-Rod During Meeting With DEA

Ever since getting popped with a 162-game performance enhancing drug suspension based on information that MLB obtained by strong-arming Miami steroid peddler Anthony Bosch, Alex Rodriguez has denied ever taking performance enhancing drugs. Now, thanks to documents obtained by the Miami Herald, we know for certain that… » 11/05/14 11:09am 11/05/14 11:09am

A-Rod Paid His Cousin $900,000 To Shut Up About Steroids

The last time we checked in with Alex Rodriquez's cousin Yuri Sucart, he was taking the fall for all manner of steroids-related sins. As first reported in the New York Daily News, we now know why: Rodriguez paid him a cool $900,000 to do so. » 11/03/14 8:32pm 11/03/14 8:32pm

Meet A-Rod's Cousin, The Guy Everyone Blames In The Biogenesis Mess

Every group has one. The loyal one. The guy who does the dirty shit. The guy who takes the blame. The guy who keeps taking it and taking it and coming back for more because, to the loyal one, it makes sense to suffer and have money than break away and go broke. » 8/11/14 4:08pm 8/11/14 4:08pm

Guy Who Sued Ryan Braun Arrested For Posting Brotastic Deposition Vids

Earlier this week, Ralph Sasson posted video of his depositions from his now-dismissed defamation lawsuit against Ryan Braun. Unfortunately for Sasson, all filings and discovery (which includes deposition transcripts and videos) in the case were sealed via court order because the ordering judge was pissed at Sasson's… » 7/23/14 11:12pm 7/23/14 11:12pm

Guy Suing Ryan Braun Posts Highlight Reel Of His Brotastic Deposition

Ralph Sasson, the typically aggro-bro law student you see in the video above, is a former long-time friend of Ryan Braun's who is suing the Brewers star and Braun's agent, Nez Balelo, for defamation. Sasson is also the kind of guy who's not afraid to say "fuck it" and post not only his full 90-minute deposition on… » 7/18/14 1:41pm 7/18/14 1:41pm

Bobby Valentine Suspected Ruben Sierra Of Roiding, Was Told To Drop It

Former MLB manager and current NBC baseball analyst Bobby Valentine opened up to WFAN today, expressing exasperation at Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame denial and suggesting that he suspected at least one player of steroid use as early as the 1980's. » 1/09/14 2:42pm 1/09/14 2:42pm

How A Reporter Eavesdropped On Barry Bonds's Grand Jury Testimony

Ten years ago today, Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating BALCO that he did not know the substances he was taking were illegal steroids. It was that claim which would lead to Bonds being indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, and convicted of the latter. The testimony was… » 12/04/13 1:57pm 12/04/13 1:57pm

Report: A-Rod's Lawyer Tried To Fight Anthony Bosch's Lawyer

You know what this Alex Rodriguez appeal case has been missing all this time? A lawyer fight! Thanks to Rodriguez's attorney, Joe Tacopina, we finally got one. Someone hold Tacopina's cuff links, because he's ready to swing. » 10/15/13 11:46am 10/15/13 11:46am

This Gene Lets Doping Athletes Pass Pee-in-the-Cup Steroid Tests

Some people are just naturally good at cheating. That is, they're born with a gene that allows them to take steroids, but pass traditional tests—without any of the designer masking agents that many athletes have turned to. And in a lot of leagues, that's as good as a license to dope your brains out. » 8/26/13 12:11pm 8/26/13 12:11pm

Former MLB Scrub Admits Steroid Use

A former Major League Baseball player went on TV today and admitted to using steroids. The reason our baseball media haven't collapsed onto the national fainting couch is either that Buster Olney is still down there, rolling around and making whimpering noises about Ryan Braun, or that the player in question is… » 7/25/13 6:25pm 7/25/13 6:25pm

Sci-Fi Legend Arthur C. Clarke's 1986 Predictions for Future Baseball

In 1986, legendary science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke wrote a book that explored what the world might look like in the year 2019. Titled July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century, the book has predictions about everything from transportation to sex. But it's his predictions about sports of the future that may raise… » 7/23/13 4:26pm 7/23/13 4:26pm

Why Don't We Let Injured Athletes Use PEDs?

Reliever Ryan Madson missed all of 2012 after Tommy John surgery, but signed with the Angels expecting to be healthy to begin the season. It hasn't happened, and he doesn't seem much closer. So he wonders, "If HGH were legal..." » 6/13/13 12:54pm 6/13/13 12:54pm