It's just disappointing to see so many in the media arguing that he should be penalized based on flimsy evidence(so far).
In contrast, Gio Gonzalez, who is also linked to this clinic and the Miami U baseball coach seems to be getting the benefit of the doubt so far.
It kind of reminds me of how initially, many in the media seemed to be rushing to give Ryan Braun the benefit of the doubt when he failed that drug test over a year ago...
the only explanation I can think of, is that those other guys had no prior record of using. for A-Rod, this is becoming routine.
last night news broke that Braun and O's utility player Danny Valencia both appear in the clinic's journal.
with Braun already having that dirty test, he's going to have a lot of work to do to convince people that he's clean. Valencia said he has no connection to the clinic. he's not a patient directly or indirectly, and hadn't even heard of Biogenesis until this story broke.
Braun said, on the advice of his attorney, he consulted Biogenesis after his dirty test. he said he wasn't/isn't a patient, they just consulted on his case, and he paid them for their services.
one radio person asked, why would you go to them? they had a reputation as a suspect clinic dealing in PEDs. the person they consulted wasn't a Dr. and the Brewers have people who can help him with consultation.
these are good questions.
and how does Valencia's name get in the books if he has no connection? it's not like he's a well known, successful ballplayer. even if this was the clinic's way of boosting their profile, he isn't going to make more patients flock to them. they already had bigger names to accomplish that.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." - Benjamin Disraeli