Back in June I wrote an entry about The Three Levels of MLB Druggies. Today's news bumps A-Rod all the way to level one from level three.
BTW, chalk up another one on the board for the sleezeball known as Jose Canseco. When he points the finger, it seems he gets it right. Though, it could be a case that it doesn't matter who he points the finger at. Like playing Russian Roulette with a fully-loaded pistol.
Who else needs to be added to these lists?
Level 1: "You juiced; I'm saying it; sue me if you don't like it. I'm not accusing them -- I'm saying it as a matter of FACT!"
Level 2: "I'm not saying as matter of fact that they did it, but I am saying that I'd like to play prosecutor in a case against them."
Lots of red flags around these guys, including radical weight changes, radical statistical changes, ridiculously amazing statistics, total career turn-arounds, and the like.
(Career went downhill with a wrist injury -- something about a split tendon & damage to the tendon sheath.)
(Just hit the DL with a split tendon sheath in his wrist. Did they have this injury back in the 1960's?)
(Freakish numbers for a guy who played a rigorous position in pitcher's parks, and was originally drafted in like the 60th round of the MLB draft.)
(Great numbers one year, falls off the map the next year)
Level 3: Not saying they did it as a matter of fact, and not sure one could prove it in a court of law
(Had an awfully amazing fastball to come from such a scrawny body. And originally had a hard time getting MLB scouts to notice him.)
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