January 30, 2013

Schadenfreude 151 (A Continuing Series)

Miami New Times: A Miami Clinic Supplies Drugs to Sports' Biggest Names
Open the neat spreadsheet and scroll past the listing of local developers, prominent attorneys, and personal trainers. You'll find a lengthy list of nicknames: Mostro, Al Capone, El Cacique, Samurai, Yukon, Mohamad, Felix Cat, and D.R.

Then check out the main column, where their real names flash like an all-star roster of professional athletes with Miami ties: San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland A's hurler Bartolo Colón, pro tennis player Wayne Odesnik, budding Cuban superstar boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz. There's even the New York Yankees' $275 million man himself, Alex Rodriguez, who has sworn he stopped juicing a decade ago.

Read further and you'll find more than a dozen other baseball pros, from former University of Miami ace Cesar Carrillo to Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal to Washington Nationals star Gio Gonzalez. Notable coaches are there too, including UM baseball conditioning guru Jimmy Goins.

The names are all included in an extraordinary batch of records from Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic tucked into a two-story office building just a hard line drive's distance from the UM campus. They were given to New Times by an employee who worked at Biogenesis before it closed last month and its owner abruptly disappeared. The records are clear in describing the firm's real business: selling performance-enhancing drugs, from human growth hormone (HGH) to testosterone to anabolic steroids.
Miami New Times: The A-Rod Files: Every Mention of the Yankees Slugger in Tony Bosch's Records

New York Daily News: Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz among baseball stars linked to Miami ‘biochemist’ Anthony Bosch who is target of drug probe by DEA, MLB

Joel Sherman, Post: Yanks hope latest A-Rod drug link provides contract escape

New York Daily News: NY Yankees unlikely to get out of Alex Rodriguez's contract even if MLB hands down punishment for latest steroid scandal

Mike Lupica, Daily News: If MLB is going to clean up its sport, the government has to go after Anthony Bosch, his clinic and his 'patients' - including the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez

Bill Madden, Daily News: Guilty or not, Alex Rodriguez has worn out his welcome with NY Yankees and MLB with newest steroid allegations


Amy said...

The NYTimes also had a scathing article today on ARod.

True Schadenfreude! We are so lucky that jerk didn't want to come to Boston.

Amy said...

Here's the link:

ARod story

Amy said...

Hope that worked---I haven't tried to post a link since baseball season...

allan said...

We are so lucky that jerk didn't want to come to Boston.

Actually, he did want to come to Boston. And was willing to restructure his huge contract and possibly make it of less value over the long haul to do so. Instead, we'll thank the players union for not allowing the trade to go through. Best Non-Trade Ever.

Amy said...

LOL! Funny how the memory rewrites history...or at least MY memory.

9casey said...

If Afraud was taking steroids after 2009, he should get his money back.

tim said...

Totally OT but this needs a home: Bruins game vs. Buffalo - they play against one guy (Vanek) that always seemingly dominates the Bruins - having a huge game tonight, Bs announcers: "Who does he think he is? Mike Napoli?"

:) made me laugh...carry on now about ped-rod...