In an interview with “CBS This Morning” Wednesday, former All-Star Yankees catcher Jorge Posada said that he resents players associated with performance-enhancing drugs, and he doesn’t think they should be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. That list includes former teammates Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez.
“I don’t think it’s fair. I really don’t. I think the guys that need to be in the Hall of Fame need to be a player that played with no controversy.” – Posada
That final phrase would make it awfully tough for many other big-time baseball players to get into the Hall of Fame, too.
Interestingly, Posada points out that A-Rod won the 2003 American League MVP award, beating out Posada. The catcher finished third in voting, behind A-Rod and Carlos Delgado.
“I was almost there. You know what could’ve happened if … you know, it’s tough. It’s really tough.” – Posada
Well, what would have happened is you would have come in second place to Delgado. Unless he thinks those that voted for A-Rod would have changed their vote to Posada, or that Delgado might have been using. Either way, it’s a dumb thing to consider in that manner.
Posada is on tour promoting his new book, “The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes,” and this little bit of controversy will certainly help stir interest.
A-Rod didn’t really seem fazed by the news his former teammate threw him under the bus.
“In fairness to Jorgie, I haven’t read the book,” Rodriguez said. “I haven’t read anything, so I have to put it all in context. I’m not really prepped to answer those questions.”