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Bill Madden's Inaccuracy Over A-Rod

Alex RodriguezOver the summer Bill Madden reported that A-Rod was looking for a way to retire. He did not retire. He reported that A-Rod was physically disabled and would likely take a disablement retirement. He came back anyway. Madden said he was done as a baseball player and would be a distraction. A-Rod played pretty well there for a while and basically disappeared from the headlines as the Yankees played their best baseball of the season. I mean, he?s the equivalent of, like, 0-for-130 when it comes to handicapping Alex Rodriguez?s situation.

Yesterday he wrote that A-Rod is freaked out about his upcoming hearing, that the hearing is the reason he?s finishing poorly and, well, just look:

?According to one source in the know, despite his blowhard lawyer Joe Tacopina?s bravado that Rodriguez doesn?t deserve even one day of suspension, A-Rod ?is terrified? about the hearing on his 211-game drug suspension that begins Monday in New York. According to the source, that might partly explain the recent 3-for-17 (.081) slump in which he?s looked so helpless ? He needs to get a grip on reality ? which is that he?s finished as a player and guilty as charged as a serial steroids cheat. His best option now is to try and make a deal with MLB, so at least all the lurid details of just how guilty he is and how much he betrayed Don Hooton?s kids may never come out.

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports, Bill Madden, New York Daily News


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