Alex Rodriguez Is Now Happy He Was Suspended 162 Games by MLB
If any of you are waiting for a mea culpa or an apology from Alex Rodriguez for his continued use of performance enhancing drugs, I wouldn't hold your breath.
Photo by Keith Allison No pictured: happiness.
After being ratted out to investigators by the provider of this round of PEDs, Anthony Bosch, A-Roid responded by allegedly purchasing a big chunk of the mountain of evidence against him so as to obstruct the investigation.
After being suspended for 211 games by Major League Baseball during last season, Rodriguez responded defiantly, shouting from the rooftops that he was being persecuted. When it came time to hear his appeal, and commissioner Bud Selig decided not to show up, Rodriguez hopped a cab (ok, probably a town car) and sped over to the WFAN studios where he did 45 minutes of on-air therapy with a fawning Mike Francesa.
This week, his suspension was reduced to 162 games, essentially the entire 2014 season. So did Alex Rodriguez finally come clean and admit wrong doing?
Nope, quite the opposite. Rodriguez responded by suing MLB and the players' association on Monday in an effort to overturn the decision.
Oh, and one other thing...
As it turns out, Alex Rodriguez is now glad he is suspended for the 2014 season.
Four days after his season long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement was announced (and a couple days after a reportedly odd appearance at his car dealership in League City), Alex Rodriguez met with the media for the first time en masse at a promotional appearance in Mexico where he is opening a gym, and he had plenty to say.
I think the easiest way to break it all down, is to quasi-Zapruder some of the quotes (translated to English) from the three-time AL MVP. So let's do this! As always, my thoughts are preceded by "SP:".