Monday, February 9, 2009

A-Rod News and Quotes

  • According to the Daily News, A-Rod is going to make the first public comments today on ESPN. He is expected to talk with long time baseball writer Peter Gammons, and it is said that this will go down later today. 
  • According to the Post, Derek Jeter made some comments concerning the A-Rod situation. Here is what he had to say:
  • "You have to give him the benefit of the doubt," Jeter told reporters today at the Yankees' training complex."My initial reaction is, let him respond," Jeter said. "Give him the respect to respond to it before you pass judgment. Yeah, of course, everybody was shocked by it," Jeter said. "You've got to find out both sides of the story before you make any assessment.
    This is Jeter being a good team Captain and teammate backing up his player in his time of darkness. When Jeter was asked about his name being on the list he replied cooly:
    "Why would I worry about me being on the list?" Jeter said.
    What a guy.
  • According to the same Post article, Jorge also said a few words concerning A-Rod. Jorge said he sent a text message to Alex offering support and also said this:
  • "I've gotta say Alex is my teammate and is gonna be my friend forever," Posada said. "I'm gonna support him any way I can."
    When Jorge was asked about the list he had a similar response to Jeter's:
    "I hope not. I thik I've done things right," Posada said.
  • The Players Union had this to say:
  • "We are prohibited from confirming or denying any allegation about the test results of any particular player(s) by the collective bargaining agreement and by court orders. Anyone with knowledge of such documents who discloses their  contents may be in violation of those court orders. Information and documents relating to the results of the 2003 MLB testing program are both confidential and under seal by court orders."
  • The MLB had this to say:
    "We are disurbed by the allegations contained in the Sports Illustrated news story which was posted online because the survey testing that took place in 2003 was intended to be a non-disciplinary and anonymous, we can not make any comment on the accuracy of this report as it pertains to the player named."