Another Blemish To Arod’s Legacy….

Well, just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for Alex Rodriguez from a PR standpoint, this morning the ultimate PR nightmare happened. According to SportsIllustrated.com, Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003.

“Arod”, like every other player in baseball, amazingly it’s always been their dream to play for the Yankees. Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. Arod got his wish and ever since he became a Yankee he has been a lightning rod for negative press. Let’s take a look at Arod’s Yankee career so far

2004, Feb – Traded to the New York Yankees from the Texas Rangers for Alfonso Soriano and cash

2004, Oct – The Yankees suffer the biggest collapse in post-season history, blowing a 3-0 lead to the Boston Red Sox. Arod in games 4-7 hits .117 (2-17) with 1 HR and 2 RBI. He also is known for a bush league attempt to slap a ball out of Bronson Arroyo’s glove in Game 6.  Overall Arod hit .258 for the series

2005, Oct – Despite winning his 2nd MVP award, Arod flops in the post-season. Arod hit .133 with 0 HR and 0 RBI as the Yankees are knocked out in the 1st round of the playoffs against the Angels. Arod in the regular season put up a .321/48/130.

2006, Oct –Arod flops yet again in the post-season. The Yankees go out in the 1st round to the Tigers as Arod hits .071 for the series. In Game 4, Joe Torre bats Arod 8th. The ultimate embarrassment

2007, May – Though Arod is married with 2 kids, he is caught with a mystery blonde in Toronto. The 2 went out to a steak dinner and then to a strip club….good times

2007, Oct –Arod again shines in the regular season by winning his 3rd MVP award and 2nd with the Yankees. However, Arod again disappoints in the post-season by hitting .267 with 1 HR and 1 RBI in a 1st round loss to the Indians

2007, Oct –Arod and his agent Scott Boras embarrass themselves by announcing in the middle of Game 4 of the World Series, Arod will opt out of contract in the off-season

2008, July – Reports of Arod and Madonna spending time together start to surface

2008, July – Citing extramarital affairs, Cynthia Rodriguez files for divorce

2008, Sept – Yankees are officially eliminated from post-season play for the first time since 1995. Arod has his lowest HR and RBI total since 1997

2009, Jan – Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez are officially divorced

2009, Feb –According to SportsIllustrated.com, Arod tested positive for steroids in 2003.

As you can see Arod in pinstripes has not been the dream marriage everyone thought it would be. If Sports Illustrated report is indeed true, it might be the final blow to Arod’s legacy.

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