If Pete Rose ‘Stained’ Baseball, Alex Rodriguez Desecrated It

Lee Igel August 7, 2013 0

By Lee Igel & Arthur Caplan
Forbes.com | August 5, 2013

“Twenty four years ago this month, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti stood at a lectern and announced that baseball was banning Pete Rose, the all-time hit king, for acts that had “stained the game.” Today, current Commissioner Bud Selig announced that baseball would be suspending Alex Rodriguez, one of its recent superstars, for the remainder of this season and all of the next one following his connection to the distribution and use of performance enhancing substances through a now-closed pseudo medical clinic called Biogenesis. Rodriguez, incredibly, took the field for the New York Yankees in tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox. He doesn’t belong there. If Rose stained the game, Rodriguez desecrated it.”

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