A-Rod To Appear At Anti-Steroids Event, Noncommittal Regarding Centaur Gala
I guess if an organization wants someone to teach young kids the dangers of getting caught up in the world of steroids, it might as well be a person who experienced virtually no repercussions whatsoever due to his use of performing-enhancing drugs.
That’s right, Alex Rodriguez, along with fellow performance-enhancing drug using teammate Andy Pettitte, will make an appearance at an anti-steroid reception held at Yankee Stadium after New York plays Detroit on August 19th benefiting the Taylor Hooten Foundation.
Rodriguez vowed to work with the Taylor Hooton Foundation when he admitted to steroid use last year. The organization honors the memory of a 17-year-old baseball player who committed suicide in 2003. Doctors believe Taylor Hooton became depressed after he stopped using steroids.
Like a hose wrapped tightly around an arm right before a nice dose of HGH is shot up, the benevolence displayed by the slugger by agreeing to appear at this event certainly should tie up A-Rod’s whole steroid mess quite nicely. If this doesn’t make everyone forgive and ultimately forget that A-Rod cheated the game yet experienced minimal ill-effects to his professional baseball career, I’m not sure what will satisfy you people.
In the end, I guess we should all be thankful that A-Rod is willing to face up to what he has done in the past, with his shame and embarrassment there on display for all the world to see. Apparently, not only will several Yankees be in attendance, both he and Pettitte have donated signed items for sponsors. I bet someone is walking out of there with an autographed A-Rod Centaur portrait! What a deal!
A-Rod to appear at anti-steroids fundraiser [CBS Sports]