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Over the last few weeks, I've heard many opinions around baseball. These opinions were mostly critical of Alex Rodriguez, from fellow country men Albert Pujols and David Ortiz to Chicago windbag Ozzie Guillen. David Ortiz says cheaters should be banned for one year. This is all coming from a guy who was a part-time player for most of his first 4 seasons, before breaking out with Boston (many would say he had the type of mid-career explosion often associated with steroids). Then we had Albert Pujols, with his massive biceps and tender joints (often a sign of steroid use). I can't help but feel there is an undertone of professional jealously on the part of these two. After all, Rodriguez is by most opinions "the best player in the game," keeping Pujols from obtaining that honor on numerous occasions. Rodriguez also beat out Papi for an MVP a few years ago. Guillen on the other hand is a clown with World Series credibility. Maybe his axe to grind is that he himself was a mediocre player. As a Cuban American and a Miamian I was disappointed that these men would pile on one of their own during his darkest hour. Arod for all his faults has done nothing but positive things with his celebrity. Where was Papi when his buddy Miguel Tejeda was lying to congress and getting busted? He was as quiet as a mouse. Where was Guillen when Ugueth Urbina was getting arrested for torturing people on his farm? He was defending him calling him "a special kid". Why hasn't Pujols ever called out his predecesor McGwire? ESPN has been running on its bottom line that primobolan was not legally available over the counter in The Dominican Republic during the years '01-'03.  If I go to a store and buy something, I'm gonna assume its legal. There is a cultural and sociological distinction that needs to be made. Most poor countries do not have this culture of prosecution that runs rampant here in America. I have visited many foreign countries in the Carribean, you can get pretty much anything you want. Do you know how man crooked pharmacies there are in the U.S.? I mean Medicare isn't robbing itself.  Imagine now a poor nation like D.R. Maybe Arod's guy was told he could buy primo at a certain pharmacy and by buying it at a pharmacy he made the mistake that it was legal. We don't know. For ESPN to pull a Nancy Grace and start running rumors and half truths is irresponsible journalism. They are basically trying Arod in the court of public opinion, an opinion they happen to be shaping. I feel there is a double standard occuring. Where is this incessant and seemingly unquenchable quest for truth when it concerns white athletes?

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