In an interview due to air on tonight's SportsCenter, Alex Fraudriguez admitted to ESPN's Peter Gammons that from 2001 to 2003 he used performance enhancing drugs. A-Fraud can definitely live up to his name now. He is a complete fraud, on the same level as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, etc, etc. I can only hope that he continues to get vilified in the media in the same way that Barry Bonds has in the last five or six years. But to his credit, A-Fraud is doing what few have done in the steroid era. He's admitting his wrongdoing.
The other thing this does is continue to give Jose Canseco more credibility. After all, Canseco was on the Rangers with A-Rod during that time period, as was Rafael Palmeiro. How soon before it comes out that Ivan Rodriguez is one of the names on that list from 2003 that failed a test? After all, he was also named in Canseco's book as a player who used PED's while on the Rangers.
It's about time that someone stood up and admitted their wrongdoing. This still leaves a lot of questions to be answered though. Why did it take so long for someone to admit to taking steroids, and come completely clean? Where does this leave the New York Yankees in regards to his mega contract, and can they void his contract? What will be the reaction of the fans in Yankee Stadium during his first at bat? What will be the reaction of the fans during the World Baseball Classic?