Alex Rodriguez has found himself at the center of another steroids scandal, which is something I wouldn’t give a single horseback-riding sh-t about under normal circumstances. But Outside the Lines released a report based on their investigation into the South Florida doping operation run by Anthony Bosch, and it will surprise you exactly zero percent to find out that A-Rod required special treatment even while using PEDs.
The texts, the source said, usually came late at night, telling Anthony Bosch to come to the house. Bosch would then head to the waterfront mansion on Biscayne Bay, through the gate on North Bay Road, to inject performance-enhancing drugs into Alex Rodriguez.
Procedures were different, though, sources told “Outside the Lines,” for the other athletes who were customers of Bosch’s Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, which Major League Baseball considers the center of a widespread doping operation in South Florida. Those athletes, sources said, relied on intermediaries to transport the performance-enhancing drug regimens Bosch provided.
But for A-Rod, the service was always personal: “Only Tony handled A-Rod,” one source told “Outside the Lines.”
Are you like me? Do you really want to see those texts? For some reason, I don’t know exactly why, I feel like Alex Rodriguez’s texts are littered with emoticons. “Come over. Bring steroids ” “Not now. Neighbor came over to borrow sugar and won’t leave :/” and so on.
Anyway, the point here is that A-Rod had the owner of the clinic running out to his house all hours of the night to deliver injections, either because he felt it would keep things under wraps better (WHOOPS), because he’s a total diva, or because he thought the owner was more qualified to do so. And on that last point, DOUBLE WHOOPS.
The visits took place every few weeks. One night last spring, a source said, Bosch told associates he had been kicked out of Rodriguez’s home after he had trouble locating a vein, infuriating the player. The sources did not say why Bosch would have been tapping a vein, as HGH and testosterone do not require intravenous injections. But whatever he was doing, “Tony said A-Rod was pissed at him,” a source said. “He said he was bleeding everywhere.”
“Y U MAKE ME BLEED ”
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