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Ghost of Mariner Past

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©2009 by LeeZard

This is about baseball but it is also about life. Have you been following the sob story soap drama of Alex Rodriguez and his admitted use of steroids?

After ESPN.com reported that Rodriguez tested positive in 2003 for steroids, the New York Yankees’ third baseman came sort of clean (but, not until someone else outed him!). The “good” news for Rodriguez is that in 2003 Major League Baseball had no penalties for use of the performance enhancing drugs so he faces neither legal or league sanctions. The bad news for Rodriguez is that it already sullies his sullied reputation as a human being.

In the interest of full disclosure, Leezard has been an Alex Rodriguez detractor since he took the money and ran from the Seattle Mariners in 2001. He came to the Mariners as a young 18-year old phenom without ever playing a minor league game. In his first full season – 1996 – he hit an amazing .358 with 123 runs batted in. Mariners’ fans – LeeZard included – took the budding young super…