Alex Rodriguez

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    August 12, 2014

    Yuri Sucart Faces a Decade in Prison After Years of Doing A-Rod's Dirty Work

    MIAMI -- It would be hard to imagine a character less suited to Alex Rodriguez's luxury lifestyle of private jets and South of Fifth condos than the shackled man federal agents led into the DEA's Weston, Florida headquarters last week. On August 5, Yuri Sucart was clad in a baggy white T-shirt, ill ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez, "Disgusted" by the "Injustice" Against Him, Storms Out of Grievance Hearing

    Alex Rodriguez slammed his fist on a table and stormed out of his grievance hearing on Wednesday. He went down swinging, of course, as he is apt to do in autumn. "This is ridiculous!" he said before leaving the room, according to ESPN. "This is fucking bullshit!" For good measure, he punched a wa ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013
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    August 6, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Weiner: Kindred Spirits

    In February 2009, Alex Rodriguez went on television and asked for forgiveness. Two days before, he'd been revealed as a user of performing enhancing drugs. So he sat down for an interview with Peter Gammons to tell America that those tainted days were behind him. "I was young. I was stupid. I was ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    A-Rod's Latest Steroid Mess: What's True, What's False, and is Anyone Getting Blackmailed?

    Trying to sort through the latest Alex Rodriguez-related mess--I'm not going to call it a scandal yet for reasons that will come up in a moment--is like trying to read the New York Review of Books on a crowded subway: it's hard to find one line that connects with the next. The Times fired the first ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Now That The MLB Is Involved, A-Rod's Career May Be In Jeopardy

    So, it seems as if Alex Rodriguez might be screwed. As a little background, our sister paper, the Miami New Times, published a scathing cover story last week about a Miami-based drug clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided steroids to a murderer's row of athletes, including boxers, tennis play ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    A-Rod's Latest PED Nightmare: What Now?

    Though there are a couple of dozen well-known athletes named in yesterday's blockbuster Miami New Times story on Florida "anti-aging" doctor -- i.e. PED dealer -- Anthony Bosch and his now closed Coral Gables clinic, Biogenesis. The player that everyone is focusing on is, predictably, Alex Rodrigue ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Yankees Last Chance

    When Raul Ibanez hit his second spectacular home run Wednesday night, he told reporters, "I'm part of a team. Everything we do is a team effort." After last night's embarrassing, 13-inning, 2-1 loss to the Orioles, I'm ready to believe he was telling the truth. The rest of the Yankee batting or ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Is A-Rod Expanding?

    When your team loses 3-2, as the Yankees did last night to the Orioles, and you leave 10 runners on base, it doesn't come down to the fault of just one batter. But when you're batting 3rd and being what Alex Rodriguez is being paid, you're the one everyone points a finger at. And in this case, justi ... More >>

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    March 25, 2012

    Met Director Thomas Campbell Talks The Museum's New Ad Campaign, Celebrities And Social Media

    Have you ever wondered what Alex Rodriguez's favorite works of art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art are? Would you have guessed they include a Manet, a Thomas Eakins, a 10th-11th century Sicán funerary mask and a Rauschenberg among others? Well, that's what the museum's newest ad campaign with the ... More >>

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    February 26, 2012

    Alex Rodriguez To Jeremy Lin: You Can Stay With Me

    ​This is the stuff fan-fiction dreams are made of. A veteran New York sports star offering up his pad to the newbie in town. It's like the passing of the torch/merchandising contract. It's like the plot line of a buddy comedy. Yankee Alex Rodriguez has gone on the record saying that if Knick J ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Yankee Post-Mortem: A-Rod Not the Only Cause of Death

    ​Let's look on the bright side ... no, scratch that. There is no bright side. Let's try to take in the big picture ... no, skip it. That's crap, too. The Yankees' 3-2 elimination loss to Detroit on Thursday night was as ugly as a one-run defeat can be. They were a better team than the Tigers, not ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Mariano Rivera: Maybe He Really Is 41.

    Rivera: Showing his age?"It's gonna happen every once and a while," said an ashen-faced Joe Girardi, after Curtis Granderson was picked off first base to end Tuesday night's game, with the Yankees losing 6-4 to the Angels. "The one thing you don't want is to become too passive on the base paths whe ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Rangers Win Pennant, but 'A-Rod Doomed Them' Myth Lives On

    ​No sooner did the World Series end than Alex Rodriguez became the answer to the question "Why did it take the Rangers so long to win the pennant?" On Monday, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times speculated about the possibility of the Yankees obtaining Cliff Lee: "Lee could enjoy the Yankees, ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Crazy Person (and/or Budding Novelist) Rushes Field During Yankee Game to Win Love of Cameron Diaz

    via NYP​Today in signs you might be crazy: You run out onto the field at Yankee Stadium during the Yankees/Rangers ACLS game to confront A-Rod because you have a thing for Cameron Diaz. You carry five pictures with you: One has A-Rod with an X-ed out face and a gun pointed at his head; anothe ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez and 600 -- Is He Finally a Yankee Now?

    Thanks, A-Rod. Thanks for dumping a cold, wet corpse on the doorstep of New York baseball. That seems to be the local sports media's reaction to Alex Rodriguez's 600th major league home run, which put him 7th on the all-time home run list. Not the fans' reaction -- they've turned out in droves and, ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Joe Girardi and the JV Squad Somehow Get Love from the Daily News

    ​Apparently there were two baseball games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays played Sunday afternoon - the one I saw and the one written about by John Harper in the Daily News. In the game I saw, Joe Girardi, with his ace C.C. Sabathia on the hill, had an inexplicable attack of ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    A-Rod's Big Screen Debut Role: What Will It Be?

    ​Variety reports that Yankees record home-run hitter Alex Rodriguez will be fielding a role in the new Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis movie, Friends With Benefits, about two friends who take to the sheets to cope after ending disastrous relationships. Though the plot of the film may be predictab ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    A-Rod Falling Fast on Most-Disliked Sports Figure List

    He's number one!​Good news for Alex Rodriguez: he isn't the most disliked figure in sports. At least not according to In a recent survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research for Forbes, of 1100 people active in professional sports as players, coaches, managers, broadcasters, and age ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    A-Rod's Winning New Strategy: Collect on Your Debtors, the Texas Rangers

    ​How's A-Rod doing this season? Well, you know, he's batting .291, having produced 29 runs and 48 hits out of 165 at-bats. Could be worse, but as they say: "It's early." Even better, however, is the other strategy he's employing against rival teams (and we're not talking about his fielding abi ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez: Tempting Target for Daily News Dumbasses

    Hallowed ground, apparently​Seldom in the course of sporting events has so much been written about something so trivial. Daily News blowhard Bob Raissman made a solid contribution to Dumb Things Written About Alex Rodriguez in Sunday's paper. Raissman selected pitcher Dallas Braden as his Dud ... More >>

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    April 24, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez, Naturally, Held to a Standard That Doesn't Even Exist

    Does it seem that every time there's a controversy over some frivolous issue in baseball that Alex Rodriguez is at the center of it? Or do some players and writers simply get mileage from following A-Rod and looking for reasons to create a controversy? By now everyone knows that in Thursday's game ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Graig Nettles over A-Rod?: Finally, Some Heat on The Lineup

    ​At last some heat during the latest installment of MSG's The Lineup. In Episode 4, Sparky Lyle and Gary Carter -- muddleheads both -- went against the majority (Elias Bureau Steve Hirdt, Will Leitch, and host Fran Healy) by choosing Graig Nettles over Alex Rodriguez as New York's all time bes ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Jockbeat's World Series Wrap

    ​First of all, on behalf of those at the Village Voice who are Yankee fans, let me thank Roy Edroso for the headline on his piece, "Congratulations Douchebag Yankee Fans." We accept your congratulations, and we assume you mean douchebag in the best possible sense. And, yes, we are doucheba ... More >>

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    November 1, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Yankees rally from 3-0 to beat Phillies, take 2-1 series lead

    ​ I'm still trying to figure out why I was so calm when we were down 3-0. Half of me wants to chalk it up to the fact I opted to not watch the game in my usual bar, and thereby removed the unavoidable alarmist sentiments dominating such a locale. The other half of me wants to say it's becau ... More >>

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    October 31, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Game 3 in Philly, Andy vs Cole: Halloween Special

    ​Happy Halloween! My plans are largely contingent on the outcome of this game. If the Yankees fall behind 2-1 in the series, I'm going to drag my self back home to avoid the chaos intrinsic to Halloween in NYC. If the Yanks take a 2-1 series lead over the Phillies? Well, then me and my Billy ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Maybe This is the Trouble: Kate Hudson's "Graphic Talking" about Sex with A-Rod

    Alex Rodriguez, who had been eating up opposing pitching all through the playoffs, took a collar in last night's Series opener. We who have free souls, it touches us not, but since Yankee fans are already freaking out, let us offer them something else to worry about: Kate Hudson. The blogs are stuf ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Jockbeat: A-Rod Edging Past Mr. October

    ​"You want a comparison?" writes Mike Lupica in today's Daily News about Alex Rodriguez's 2009 postseason. "All of a sudden he is the Yankee version of Ryan Howard." Wrong comparison, Mike. What Alex Rodriguez has been in the postseason, from the very beginning, is Reggie Jackson. Here are th ... More >>

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    October 17, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: No Sympathy For the Angels in Yanks' 4-1 win

    ​After all that ado, not a lick of rain. Just goes to show you. God's a Yankee fan, and even though they're "angels," it's bro's before halos. Four wins down. Seven to go. Man, it's cold out. When I started this whole watching-the-Yankees-bat-from-outside ritual, it was a 65 degree situat ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: Who's the Real 'Mr. October'?

    ​There's a perception that Alex Rodriguez has finally "turned around" his postseason hitting with three good games. But he's still not in the same league as Reggie Jackson as a postseason hitter, the radio call-in shows keep reminding us. If that's your perception, then look at the following ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    A-Rod Bookends Season Going Yard

    ​Way to end the season on a high note, Yanks! I admit, I was getting a little disgruntled when you dropped 3 in a row, and yeah, they're meaningless, but THEY'RE NOT TO ME! I just know how it feels when the Yankees are playing full-throttle, and there aren't a lot of things that rival that se ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: Yankees' MVP? Allen Barra Ranks Jeter Fifth

    With all the talk of Derek Jeter as the possible MVP winner for 2009, an important question has been overlooked: who is the Yankees MVP? Bill Madden inadvertently weighed in on the issue last Sunday with a piece headlined "Ring In The Old -- Yanks rediscover formula for success: more Jeter, less A ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Jockbeat: What Is It with the New York Times and the Yankees?

    ​Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how to properly respond to it. Such a review ran in the July 26 New York Times Book Review section. The piece was a review of three books: A- ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Yankees at Midseason

    Let's start with the obvious -- or at least what should be obvious:  the new Yankee Stadium is not helping the Yankees. While the Yanks lead MLB in home runs at home with 79 and are on track to be one of the greatest home run hitting teams of all time, they're actually hitting better on the roa ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Jockbeat: A-Rod Revelations Continue to Underwhelm

    No wonder the New York Times wants to destroy the Boston Globe - it's the only paper on the East Coast that dares to print something good about Alex Rodriguez! Friday's Daily News came up with yet another shocking revelation from Selena Roberts's new book, namely that that Rodriguez "was an insecure ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Jockbeat: Daily News 'revelations' about A-Rod are hardly that

    If you were planning on dropping 50 cents to pick up Thursday's Daily News because of the headline - "A-Rod Book Bombshell" - let us save you the change.  The first of two front page revelations, supposedly taken from Selena Roberts's upcoming Rodriguez biography, that "Slugger may [Emphasis ou ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    A-Rod to Have Surgery After All (UPDATE: Surgery Done!)

    The Yankees, who announced last week that Alex Rodriguez would not have surgery to repair his labrum tear, now announce that A-Rod will have surgery, but only of the most conservative, arthroscopic kind, to "stabilize" the labrum, his doctor says, and repair (i.e., scrape-'n'-shape) cartilage in his ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    A-Rod Rejects Surgery, Will Play With Pain. Why?

    Photo (cc) raisethejollyroger. We told you earlier that A-Rod's brother said the Yankees' third baseman was going to have surgery on a cyst in his hip and miss many weeks of the upcoming season. Well, that's what we get for trusting Rodriguez's relatives. First of all, it's not the cyst, but the ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    A-Rod Will Have Surgery, Miss 6-7 Weeks of Season. UPDATE: Yanks Say: No Surgery

    We see Newsday is thinking the same way we are, and asks an expert if the cyst on A-Rod's hip has to do with his steroid abuse back in his Mariners days. Not likely, says Gary Wadler, "an internist and member of the World Anti-Doping Agency." The cyst was discovered after Rodriguez experienced some ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    A-Rod Quiets Crowd with Homer, Hangs with Drug Buddy

    This is so A-Rod: Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, who recently admitted to using steroids back in the "loosey-goosey" early '00s without knowing what they were, endured boos and taunts at the team's spring training opener in Dunedin, Florida -- then hit a home run. The crowd turned in A-Rod's favor, ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    A-Rod's Cousin, "Best Friend" and "Mule" Revealed; Fans Say No Hall for Doper

    We thought "cousin" might be a term of art when A-Rod used it to refer to the running buddy with whom he shot up steroids back in his Mariners days. Now ESPN has found A-Rod's cousin and he is indeed a cousin, Yuri Sucart, though he is not disposed to talk. "If you want to talk to my husband, why do ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    A-Rod: Shot Up With "Bole," Was Young and Stupid, Never Took HGH

    At his press conference in Tampa today, Alex Rodriguez said he didn't know that the substance he took back in 2003-2005 -- which he identified as something known in "the streets of DR" as "Bole," presumably the anabolic steroid Primobolan -- was a steroid. He referred to taking the substance as "stu ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: A-Rod's Juice Didn't Buy Him Much

    In the middle of this storm of anti-Rodriguez hype, a calm voice from sabermetrician J.C. Bradbury presents the case that the two steroids A-Rod took most likely had no impact on his performance: "It's probably best to say that there was no observed effect. It is possible that the steroids did give ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Fan, Press A-Rod Reactions: No Role Model, But Babe Would Have Juiced, Too

    After his admission that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, Alex Rodriguez received the support of the Yankees organization ("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"). Fans and ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    A-Rod to Answer Steroid Charges on ESPN (Update: He Juiced)

    Allegations having been brought by Sports Illustrated that Alex Rodriguez used steroids in 2003, the Yankees third baseman will make a statement about it on ESPN, perhaps as soon as today. The Daily News' Bob Raissman says the ESPN statement, done in interview format with reporter Peter Gammons, "is ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Damn Yankee: Alex Rodriguez confesses (kinda), and naturally he wants to now 'help kids'

    So Alex Rodriguez finally confessed to having used steroids. What a shocker. He had no choice, because he had so clearly lied previously when he absolutely denied using the muscle-enhancing drugs. But, then, they say that steroids can shrink your balls, so his previous lack of courage is really no ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    David Wells Defends Yanks from Joe Torre

    At ESPN former Yankees pitcher David Wells comments on Joe Torre's new book, which contains some smack about Alex Rodriguez and others. Wells suggests Torre may not have read the co-authored text, "which I'm very guilty of," he adds, having included in his own autobio Perfect I'm Not a description o ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    Midmorning Mashup: Yank/Rent/Bling/Bike/Shots

    Via the LoHud Yankees Blog, we learn of No More A-Rod -- The Movement Begins, a blog devoted to insulting and defenestrating the currently luckless Yankees third baseman. Posts compare Rodriguez to a defective copying machine ("'Well sir, when you are getting the best, you must pay for the best. Thi ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    Post Follows A-Rod In Miami, Soho

    Alex Rodriguez is always good copy, so the New York Post's Page Six follows him, or takes notes from tipsters who follow him, through Miami and New York high-life. Rodriguez was first seen in South Beach on Wednesday (why did Page Six sit on this story?), where he and a "blonde" (this must be the " ... More >>

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