The A-Rod Book

So by now, I’m sure you’ve heard of this Alex Rodriguez book that Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts has written.  Quite frankly, I’m sick and tired of talking about A-Rod and his cheating (in baseball/on his wife) and I really don’t care what he does off the field.

But, this wouldn’t be a Yankee fan blog if I didn’t at least mention it.

Selena Roberts isn’t really the most creidible author in the world.  She buried those Duke lacrosse players when covering that story (and didn’t apologize) and doesn’t even reveal her sources for this book.  Here are a couple of helpful links you should read before evaluating the implications of this book:

Maury Brown Editorial on The Biz of Baseball

Craig Calceterra’s article on The Hardball Times

Craig Calceterra’s article on NBC Sports

Roberts’ 2004 NY Times article on the Moneyball Revolution (in which she calls Bill James a “70s fringe writer”)

As for me, I will not be buying or reading this book.  Say what you will about Rodriguez, he’s certainly no saint, but make sure you check out those links about Roberts’ journalistic integrity and impartiality record.  We all have skeletons, Ms. Roberts.

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