Sunday, August 4, 2013

Disappointed A-Rod Spectators at Trenton Thunder Game

By Odett Salcedo (New York, New York) 

An air of suspense hung over Arm & Hammer Park on Saturday, as Alex Rodriguez played what many thought might be the last game of his career. Rodriguez faced a maximum penalty of a lifetime suspension from baseball over his use of performance-enhancing drugs. 

The sold-out game was his second with the Trenton Thunder, a minor league team affiliated with the Yankees, during rehabilitation for an injury.

Many of the spectators at the game were upset about the scandal because they considered him a role model, but still felt a punishment was necessary to address the root problem. 

“The only way to get rid of the problem is if somebody gets suspended,“ said Ken, a spectator from Pennsylvania,.

There were many families in the crowd as well. Chris, who recently moved to New Jersey, went to the game with his sons who are Alex Rodriguez fans. He seemed to agree with many people in the stadium. 

“MLB creates the rules and everyone should follow them,“ Chris said. “MLB should make an example out of the scandal because he is such a high profile player.” 

“If he was guilty and he lied about it, he needs to be out for the rest of his career,” Chris said. 

Another spectator, Bruce Coltre, had harsh words for Rodriguez. 

“Alex Rodriguez is an idiot,” Coltre said. “He had to think about the consequences before he started using steroids.”

But his friend, Emily Fisher, was more forgiving. 

“Even if he is penalized, he still would be a great player,” she said.

By the end of the game, an unofficial source published that Alex Rodriguez would be suspended for 214 games—until the end of the 2014 season.

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