Alex Rodriguez Is a Bad Argument for a Zero-Tolerance Steroid Rule

Rodriguez reacting after striking out Photograph by Kathy Willens/AP Images

Alex Rodriguez is baseball’s leading heel. Over his career, the Yankees third baseman has done more for New York Post headline writers than anybody not named Weiner. He kisses mirrors. He has popcorn fed to him by hand. He sunbathes in Central Park. He hangs portraits of himself as a centaur over his bed. He cheats at base running. And he’s an admitted user of performance-enhancing drugs. This history makes him an ideal poster boy for the campaign to strengthen Major League Baseball’s penalties for performance enhancing drugs.

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