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  Sorry for not getting this to you guys earlier, but here is what the Yankees had to say about the Rodriguez situation:

NEW YORK - Having heard Alex Rodriguez's explanation for his use of performance-enhancing drugs before arriving in New York, the Yankees are ready to turn the page and help the slugger move forward.

Hours after Rodriguez took to the airwaves from his Miami home, pleading his case in an interview with ESPN's Peter Gammons, the Yankees officially broke their media silence on the topic in a statement dispatched from the club's New York offices.

"We strongly believe there is no place in baseball for performance enhancing drugs of any type, and we support the efforts of the Commissioner to continually improve the testing process," the statement read.

"We urged Alex to be completely open, honest and forthcoming in addressing his use of performance-enhancing drugs.  We take him at his word that he was.  Although we are disappointed in the mistake he spoke to today, we realize that Alex - like all of us - is a human being not immune to fault.

"We speak often about the members of this organization being part of a family, and that is never more true than in times of adversity.  Alex took a big step by admitting his mistake, and while there is no condoning the use of performance enhancing drugs, we respect his decision to take accountability for his actions.  We support Alex, and we will do everything we can to help him deal with this challenge and prepare for the upcoming season."

     What Alex did hurt the game a whole lot, but I have already forgiven him. I don't know if he can ever gain his reputation, get into the Hall of Fame, but I can give him credit for coming out and admitting it. Americans are a forgiving group of people..so I hope we can move on and get back to baseball. This off-season had driven me nuts. It's to much! Haha

Alex is once again the center of attention...

Obama had this to say:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xENlWSPpy0

...and Alex was the topic of Letterman's Top Ten List:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igvcx2mBDUE&eurl=http://zellspinstripeblog.com/2009/02/10/yankees-obama-release-statements/

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Kevin Long on A-Rod's Motivations and Mind-Set / Jeter, Girardi & Congress

Selena Roberts tells her side of the story / Torre can't write book on Dodgers

Wild Thought: Happy Ending For Alex? / NO SURPRISE RANGERS USED ROIDS

GIRARDI: YANKEES WILL RALLY AROUND ALEX / The Top 20

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