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Alex Rodriguez, August 26, 2011
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NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca joins us as we open the phones to hear what baseball fans think about Alex Rodriguez's suspension from baseball and his legacy.
A-Rod has been a HUGE disappointment since he came to NY. He cost too much and not only has not earned his keep, but has had trouble of one sort or another from day one.
He came here to play baseball, but he seems to have forgotten that in favor of one unsavoury activity after another, ad nauseum.
If he's been using and promoting the use of performance enhancing substances, he needs to be punished; however, suspension is inadequate as punishment, just as it is for students. His punishment should include UNPAID/UNCOMPENSATED suspension along with community service and to attend classes re the physiological consequences of the use of steroids. Suspension alone is nothing more than a joke, especially to a player whose performance has gone from bad to worse since he came to NY.
How come nobody's asking the obvious question: Why 2,0*11* games??
"There have been some mistakes made." Not HE made some mistakes. "I've had two knee surgeries, two hip surgeries." So WHAT? Why are modern sports figures so deeply repellent?
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