Finally!!! I found it! Okay, I know its baseball time and everyone wanted to get away from this steroids mess, but I had to share with you this baseballogical treasure I have recently uncovered. It was all stained for some strange reason though…
Without further ado , here is the long lost document:
In 2007, over 85 Major League Baseball players were mentioned in the Mitchell Report. The Mitchell Report was a document on performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. Since then, more names of Major League Baseball players that have used performance enhancing drugs have been exposed and star baseball players such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have been mentioned among those names. Major League Baseball wanted to get past the “steroid era”, and it seemed possible when a talented, new light, named Alex Rodriguez, was playing. Unfortunately though for Major League Baseball, Alex Rodriguez used performance enhancing drugs. Alex Rodriguez had natural talent at the game of baseball but he used illegal performance enhancing drugs to augment his performance.
Alex Rodriguez had a bountiful amount of natural talent at the game of baseball Alex was the first overall pick in the 1993 amateur draft after being selected by the Seattle Mariners right out of high school. During his tenure at Westminster Christian High in Miami, Alex hit to the tune of a .477 batting average in his junior year, earning All- American honors, and had a batting .505 in his senior year. His batting averages of .477 and. 505 were phenomenal considering that no player in Major League Baseball hit higher than .328 in 2008. Alex was also regarded as the top prospect in the country during his senior year at Westminster and he was a first team prep All-American and was selected as the USA Baseball Junior Player of the year. During Alex Rodriguez’s first full season as the Seattle Mariners’ starting shortstop in 1996, he won the American League Rookie of the Year Award. That achievement was garnered by Alex after he hit .358, becoming the American League batting champion. Also resulting in this achievement, was the fact that Alex led the American League in runs scored (141), doubles (54), and total bases (379) while additionally being selected to the All Star Game. Alex narrowly missed claiming the American League Most Valuable Player of the Year Award as well that season as he finished second to Juan Gonzalez in the voting by three points. In 1998, Alex Rodriguez once again unleashed his natural talent on the game of baseball by becoming on the third player, in Major League Baseball history, to join the prestigious 40-40 club. He had this honor dubbed upon him after he hit 42 homeruns while also stealing 46 bases in 1998. He also collected a career high 213 hits, obtained his second American League Silver Slugger Award, and acclaimed to a batting average of .310. Not long after Alex Rodriguez displayed his natural talent at the game of baseball, he began to take illegal performance enhancing drugs.
Alex Rodriguez used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003 to augment his performance at the game of baseball. In 2003, Major League Baseball conducted survey testing of the major league players to which it was agreed upon, between management and the Major League Baseball Player’s Union. This testing did not remain anonymous however as it was revealed to the public that 104 players tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and that one of those players was Alex Rodriguez. On “60 Minutes”, a show aired on CBS, Alex was interviewed by Katie Couric days after the Mitchell Report came out regarding performance enhancing drugs. Alex Rodriguez denied at the time that he had ever used performance enhancing drugs or that he had been ever tempted to use them. He also said, “I’ve never felt overmatched on the baseball field. I have always been in a very strong, dominant position and I felt that if I had done my work, which I’ve done since I was a rookie back in Seattle, I didn’t have any problem competing at any level.” Alex Rodriguez tested positive for the banned substances of testosterone and Primobolan, an anabolic steroid also known as methenolone. Primobolan is an illegal drug that improves strength and maintains lean muscles with minimal bulk development and a few side effects. In a press conference regarding his performance, Alex said his cousin injected him with the Primobolan multiple times throughout 2001, 2002, and 2003. It was later discovered that the cousin who injected Alex Rodriguez with performance enhancing drugs was Yuri Sucart. Yuri was also Alex’s best friend, confidant, and personal protector. Alex Rodriguez used illegal performance enhancing drugs and now his talent at the game of baseball may never be seen as “natural” to the public eye in the future.
Alex Rodriguez had natural talent at the game of baseball but he used illegal performance enhancing drugs to augment his performance. Since high school, Alex had been very talented and well known about his skills at the game of baseball. However, from the years of 2001 to 2003 Alex Rodriguez used illegal performance enhancing drugs known as Primobolan and testosterone to elevate his ability at baseball. What Alex Rodriguez did was very unjust but at least he admitted that he used the illegal performance enhancing drugs.
SO WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS:
1. DON’T DO DRUGS.
2. CONFESS TO TAKING DRUGS IF YOU DIDN’T FOLLOW NUMBER 1
DON’T LET THE PERSON WHO GAVE YOU DRUGS PICK YOU UP FROM SPRING TRANING I WEEK AFTER YOU ADMITTED TO STEROID USE
Peace out dog.