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A-Rod and the shame of the game

 

What's worse -- A-Rod's spinning, or that some current and former ballplayers, including MLB.com's Harold Reynolds, are praising him as some kind of stand-up guy for acknowledging his use of a performance-enhancing substance and vowing to work with kids?

Speaking last night on MLB, Derek Jeter groused about how the list that revealed A-Rod's bad behavior was supposed to be confidential.

That misses the point. Does anyone give a damn about the integrity of the game? And while A-Rod might well be sorry now, it's not because of what he did -- it's because he got exposed as a liar and a cheat.

Sure, I was excited back about five years ago when it seemed that he was bound for the Sox. And I couldn't be happier that it didn't happen.

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