It has come to my attention that one of my favorite players used roids. I never even suspected A-Rod to have ever used steroids because 1. He didn't even look like it, he didn't have that artificially bulked up look like Bonds, Sosa, McGwire, Canseco, Giambi, etc. 2. He never seemed to have that MEAN period. I know he's not the most personable guy with the press, but fuck those guys anyway. I know for a fact he's never said no to signing a ball because of what skin color someone was, and he never charged money for it. (not like he needs it, but none of them do) In 2001 he hit 52 homers, in 2002 he hit 57. In 2003, the year he tested positive, he only hit 47. I'm just gonna assume that he'd been taking steroids for more than just one year. I'm actually gonna so far as to assume that the year he tested positive was not one of his more roided years. When I heard about it my dad had to stop me from burning my Yankees Rodriguez #13 jersey. I'm not kidding, either.