For those of you who still turn to me as your source for important news, Sports Illustrated reportedly reports that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids back in 2003. On a side note, it's alarming that several of the big-name homerun-hitters caught up in the steroids era played at one time for the Rangers: Jose Canseco, Sammy Sosa, Alex Rodriguez. What's next? Are people going to suspect Nolan Ryan's 27th season?
Probably not. I feel blasphemous even typing that. The only drugs Nolan Ryan took were Alleve.
Anyway, the Yahoo! article asks an important question. Many were looking to A-Rod to save the sport, but now . . .
[W]hat’s left for baseball, which now looks to a future where a suspected steroid cheat will pass a confirmed one?
What's left, indeed? I don't know . . . a return to fundamentals? A return to good pitching and strong defensive teams? An era where we can name more famous pitchers than hitters? I, for one, hope so.