Jaylach said:I know this has been said before, but I can't help but feel the need to reiterate it.
What stands out the most to me in this whole ARod thing is his total lack of denial. He's been pretty stone cold about how unfair the process is, how he doesn't deserve a 200+ game suspension, how MLB is out to screw him, etc. Yet, when it comes to declaring his innocence, he doesn't really say much. Sure, maybe in passing he'll say "Well, I'm innocent" .. but not at all like he's fighting agains the MLB and their "fraudness".
We all know he's guilty, he knows he's guilty.. but I just find it telling that he's not playing the "I'm innocent and was framed" card.
I think most people assume he was using something. Saying he wasn't too often or too forcefully would undermine the real message: that MLB used him and his performance (augmented or not) to sell the brand for two decades, and now Selig has decided to make A-Rod a scapegoat for the PED era as Selig thinks about his legacy. This isn't about innocence, it's about making the league look as ugly and dirty as possible (which is rightly deserved). It looks like A-Rod is coming unhinged a bit but I still think everything his team does, including letting him talk, is calculated.