Posts Tagged ‘Texas Rangers’

News Day Tuesday: A-Rod to the Hall of Fame?

February 10, 2009

I know I probably won’t be the only one blogging about this today, but I’m hoping I can find a different angle for all y’all to comment about up in here. I just hope there’s enough of you baseball fans (or women who think he’s hot) out there to get a dialogue goin’. 🙂

With the news that Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his 2001-2003 Texas Rangers years, he’s been called anything from A-Roid to A Fraud. His numbers will undoubtedly be questioned and his legacy forever tarnished. [Watch ESPN.com’s Video Interview here]

For some strange reason, however, I find myself still a fan.

Is it because he did not go the way of lying vehement denial like the Mark McGwires, Rafael Palmeiros, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds of the world? (Then again, Jose Canseco admitted to taking PEDs, but I won’t even go there).

Is it because A-Rod has never let me down while playing on my fantasy baseball team? *grin*

Or could it be his otherwise clean cut image (aside from the whole *ahem* Madonna thing), before this news?

Whatever it is, I kinda believe him. He made a mistake during one period in his life, has since closed that chapter, and is now ready to move on. And although I don’t agree with his choices (he said he did it because he felt an enormous amount of pressure to perform at a high level after signing a 10 year, 252 Million dollar contract), I do believe his story that he’s been clean ever since, and I still feel that he has a place in baseball’s hallowed Hall of Fame, where the other names above do not.

Talk to me!
* Whatchu tink? Am I off my rocker?
* Once a cheat, always a cheat?
* Setting a bad example to our young children?
* He’s the same as Jose Canseco?
* Think he should still make it into the Hall of Fame?

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MLB Home Run Derby Today!

July 14, 2008

Marking the halfway point to the Major League Baseball 2008 season, the MLB All-Star festivities’ popular home run derby contest kicks off today at 2PM Hawaii Standard Time on ESPN. Sponsored by State Farm, the battle of the (long) bombers, like the All-Star Game itself, takes place at historic Yankee Stadium, the last time ever before the new Yankee Stadium becomes the home of the New York Yankees. The 8 participants (four from each league) this year are:

National League

American League

Talk to me!
Who you rootin’ for? Even though he’s not one of the biggest players of the bunch, as a Phillies fan, I gotta go with my boy Chase Utley. My other picks are Lance Berkman (experience) and Josh Hamilton (bruddah is huge!). Tune in to see why Baseball is one of the most exciting sports on earth. 😛

All-Star Game 2008
Today: State Farm Home Run Derby @ 2PM on Digital Channel 0222 (ESPN) or HD ESPN 1222.
Tomorrow: 79th MLB All-Star Game @ 2PM on Digital Channel 0003 (KHON) or HD KHON 1003.

In other news, Vai Sikahema knocked out Jose Canseco in the first round of their celebrity boxing match on Saturday (as first mentioned in a previous post).