Former major leaguer Doug Glanville, who has done a series of insightful columns for the NY Times and was A-Rod’s teammate on the Rangers, says there’s more at stake here than one player’s chemical romance. He asks why nobody seems concerned over the privacy violations going on:
Sure, all this has come about because of certain choices [Rodriguez] made, but he was outed by forces beyond his control, in a way that was not honorable. That is not good for any of those 1,200 players who were tested. That is not good for anyone. And why focus on Alex Rodriquez and not the other 103? Why weren’t there leaks about everyone?
The full piece also contains a cool anecdote about A-Rod’s sense of himself as a player, and what happened when he got struck out by a college pitcher.