I'm sure everyone has seen or read about Alex Rodriguez's press conference. Going into this I really wanted to believe Alex, not because I'm a Yankess or A-Rod fan, but because I wanted to know that baseball's home run record will eventually end up in the hands of a clean player.
I had a conversation about all of this with some of my friends earlier today, and the question was brought up, just how much of what he's saying about his use of the drug do you believe. To be honest, I don't believe a whole lot of what he said. You're going to try and tell me that a multi-million dollar athlete has no idea what's going into his body? I don't play any sport at the collegiate level, but in high school coaches always said, know what's going into your body.
The whole, "I was young and stupid" excuse will only get you so far. You were 24-25 years old when you started doing this, you had been in the league for something like 6 years. Please Alex, I have a really hard time believe you were just some naive kid still at 24. You had just signed one of the biggest contracts, even someone who's "young and stupid" would have made sure he/she knew what was going into their bodies. I'm young, I'm only 20 and in college, and I admit I've done some kinda stupid things in my life, but I always, always know what I'm going to be putting into my body.
I'm not aware of all of the laws at that time, but how on earth did his cousin get those drugs from the Dominican Republic into the country? To me, Alex is on a sinking ship..and the real truth is going to come out sooner or later. Based on everything that I hear, and read what people say about Alex, he seems like a relatively insecure person..Yankee fans, feel free to correct me. If he was feeling pressure in Texas, it would seem that the pressure would be even greater in New York. I don't feel comfortable with anything he said, he seemed to avoid answering questions..he seems to love falling back on the excuse that he was, "young, stupid, and immature."
Maybe he's right, maybe he should have went to college. Just in 2 years of college, I feel myself growing up a little. I just don't see, how if he felt that after 6 years of being a proffesional athlete he wasn't mature, how on earth would 4 years of college make him mature?