Tuesday, December 31, 2013

'E-Mail-Gate' Shames Both A-Rod And Yankees

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New York Magazine has released a string of email communications between disgraced Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez and the team's President, Randy Levine. The emails go all the way back to 2011 and culminate in a nasty series of charges in 2012 by The Fraudulent One toward the team he's supposedly "loyal" to. But the exchanges reveal a larger issue—that (in our opinion) reflect badly on both parties. For example, in July and August of 2012, Levine makes two comments that he later characterized as "bad jokes" about Robinson Cano and steroids. Here they are:

"July 30, 2012
Levine: How r u feeing [sic] since u left Robby [Cano] under 200, he needs some steroids fast!

August 21, 2012
Levine: Hey, what’s up with Robby. This guy must not be using the liquid."

For the President of an MLB team to even obliquely "joke" about performance-enhancing drugs—especially with a guy widely viewed as using them—is an outrage. We've known what Rodriguez was all about for a long time—now we have to wonder about a top official of The Pinstriped Posers.