That is, the backlash kind of sort of defending A-Rod. For one thing, suddenly Joe Torre's book is out of the headlines. For another, former player's union head Marvin Miller called for an investigation of federal prosecutors to help determine whether there was a government leak of the test results, which remain under court seal and which list 104 names testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs, the Associated Press is reporting. “I think the first question ought to be: 104 names all testing positive, but you leak only A-Rod’s. Why is that?” Miller said.
The fate of “the list” is set to be determined by 11 appeals court judges in California. “It’s definitely not fair to just pinpoint one guy,” Boston’s Kevin Youkilis said. “I don’t know if somebody had it in for him. I don’t know what because it seems like just to take one name out of that whole group is a little odd to me. If he was named with 10 other players, would that have been fair? I don’t know? If they’d have listed all 104?”
Hall of Famer Goose Gossage hopes the list becomes public.
“I want to know who these other 100 guys are,” he said. “Let’s get it all out in the open. It certainly is not fair to A-Rod or to Bonds. They’re dragging A-Rod down.”
If you were an MLB player, would you want A-Rod on your team?