Feb 10 2009

Should A-Rod Be Allowed In The Baseball Hall of Fame?

I will first start off by saying that as a die-hard Red Sox fan, I am going to try and keep this article as close to the facts that I can, but my dislike of Alex Rodriguez is very strong, so I apologize if it comes out mean.

Alex Rodriguez has been looked upon as one of the players who will most definitely go into the baseball hall of fame….until now. No matter what people think about him, he will never be voted into the hall after his admission of steroid use. No matter who the player is, no matter what team they play for, I will lose respect for them. If we come to find out years down the road that Curt Schilling or Jason Varitek used steroids, every bit of respect for them would be lost. What are they teaching the youth around the country about sports? Especially in professional sports, it is important that they remember that they are role models and not just someone playing a game trying to win.

I heard some people call him courageous to admit to it, but that is not courage. Courage is going across the world to fight for your country and possibly die for your country. Courage is the single mother/father who are working their way through life on a pay check by pay check basis and still manage to better themselves by going back to school. Courage is not taking steroids to be a better baseball player and receive a 10-year-$252 million contract and then a 10-year-$275 million contract. If he wanted to be the best baseball player in history, he should have worked at it like everyone else.

A-Rod (A-Roid as people are calling him) went on “60 minutes” and lied to Katie Curic. If no one ever asked him and he chose not to speak up, not AS many people would be as mad/disappointed. If you knowingly went on TV and lied about not taking steroids, that is wrong.

“For the record, have you ever used steroids, human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing substance?” Couric asked.

“No,” Rodriguez replied.

Asked if he had ever been tempted to use any of those things, Rodriguez told Couric, “No.”

“You never felt like, ‘This guy’s doing it, maybe I should look into this, too? He’s getting better numbers, playing better ball,’” Couric asked.

“I’ve never felt overmatched on the baseball field. I’ve always been a very strong, dominant position. And I felt that if I did my work as I’ve done since I was, you know, a rookie back in Seattle, I didn’t have a problem competing at any level. So, no,” he replied.


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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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