Jose Canseco, a former teammate of Rodriguez, said in the book he believes Rodriguez has been using steroids since high school.That last item is the most damning of all, in my book. Maybe he was consumed by breast envy.
"Was he on steroids in high school?" Canseco said in the book, the Daily News reported. "I think probably so. I worked out with him when he was 18. He could lift almost as much as I could."
Rodriguez put on 25 pounds of muscle between his sophomore and junior years. Former high school teammates told Roberts that A-Rod was using steroids back then and his coach knew it -- an allegation the coach, Rich Hoffman, denied.
Other allegations in Roberts' book, according to the Daily News:
• A-Rod "pitch tipped" when he played for the Rangers by letting opponents at the plate know which pitch was coming in lopsided games. A-Rod expected players he helped would reciprocate when he was having an off night and needed to get his batting average up.
• A-Rod's off-the-field antics including his poker habit; his divorce from his wife, Cynthia, his relationship with Madonna and his other affairs are detailed.
• A-Rod was hated at Hooters, where he tipped the minimum 15 percent.
At any rate, the Giants have good pitching and poor hitting. I bet that Bonds could help them even if he's a shadow of his former shadow of his former self. Seriously.