3 quick thoughts on Alex Rodriguez's media-circus apology today for admittedly using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003:
1. Did anyone else find it ironic that A-Rod said during this press conference about who injected what to whom that "I'm here to take my medicine"?
2. How would you like to be A-Rod's unnamed cousin -- the one who injected him illegal PEDs? How would you like to be one of A-Rod's unnamed cousins -- I assume he has more than one -- who had nothing to do with this whole mess?
3. I give A-Rod some credit for holding this news conference at all and at least being less ambiguous than many of his Steroid Era predecessors were when caught in The Big Lie. (Mark McGwire certainly could have taken a lesson here).
But given A-Rod's previous lies on this subject -- i.e. to Katie Couric on "60 Minutes," when he said he had never even been "tempted" to use PEDs -- why should we believe he's telling the total truth this time?
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