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The Miami Clinic Behind the Alex Rodriguez Steroid Scandal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess speaks to the media before his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Investigative reporters Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts uncover the darker side of competitive sports—the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs. Elfrink raised the alarm when he broke the story that a Miami clinic called Biogenesis had been supplying performance enhancing drugs to players, including Alex Rodriguez, the highest-earning player in the game. In Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era, Elfrink and Roberts give an account of unraveling the story, with incredible details about tanning salon robberies, coded text messages, and furtive steroid injections in the men’s room.

Guests:

Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts

Comments [1]

bernard from Toronto

It is obvious that hand and eye coordination, bat speed and great intelligence and memory make outstanding hitters. Will your guests please explain in detail how steroid use produces great hitters? What exactly do the steroids do in the human physiology that make someone a better hitter of baseballs?

Jul. 15 2014 10:35 AM

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