You're Out! Baseball's Bad Week

A-Rod is back, Manny Ramirez is suspended, and steroid questions go on

Friday, May 08, 2009

It's a bad week for the biggest names in baseball. A-Rod returns to the struggling Yankees -- and while they could use his help on the field, they probably don't welcome all the controversy he brings. Meanwhile, Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for allegedly using hCG, a female fertility drug. Since it's unlikely that Manny's trying to get pregnant, it's hard not to suspect he was using performance enhancing drugs.

The Takeaway talks to Selena Roberts, a columnist for Sports Illustrated Columnist. She broke the original Rodriguez steroids scandal, and she has a new book out called, A-Rod, where she writes that Mr. Rodriguez not only has been using steroids as a New York Yankee, but had been using since high school.

Guests:

Selena Roberts

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

Comments [2]

Bob

I aggre with you but remember also that, the miinor leagers are vieing for that position in the magor leage and stooping down to the same low the magor leagers do by takeing stereriods to get into the magors. I do think that is a verrry worthy cause!

May. 22 2009 11:08 AM
Brad

It was 1994 when I ended my love for baseball. The pay strike that year made me realize that the people who play baseball...PLAY BASEBALL! and want more money. I won't watch on TV, go to a game, or even acknowledge baseball as a sport...unless it's minor league. Those guys are hungry to play, literally hungry. Those guys deserve more money.
I hope more people join me.

May. 08 2009 06:09 AM

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