A-Rod, Manny Ramirez great with steroids, but what about now?
It is widely known that performance-enhancing drugs help baseball players.
Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs.
Alex Rodriguez presumably no longer uses performance-enhancing drugs.
As of Friday morning, Alex Rodriguez is batting .223.
I know. I know.
And yet in the days and weeks since Rodriguez's highly anticipated return to the Yankees' lineup, the media has racked their brains trying to figure out why the All-Star third baseman has morphed into a reenactment of
Now, let's add a fourth:
In Los Angeles, the Dodgers anxiously await the July 3 return of
But why? At 37, Ramirez has reached the chronological threshold, where the majority of legends find themselves either mimicking
"Nobody wants to touch this issue, because it's Kryptonite," said
When someone like
Bryant is 100 percent right. But now, with two all-time greats finding themselves in the most awkward of positions, we must wonder beyond when they'll regain their greatness.
We must wonder whether there's any true greatness to regain at all.