I know this may stir up a hornet's nest, but oh, what the heck!
As I was watching the game today and watching ARod play I had to ask myself why he's playing. I mean, I know he's appealing his suspension and all, but he IS suspended pending appeal with allegedly enough evidence to "hang him high". It's not a secret folks. He's a known PED user and a cheat.
So why is he playing? Is the Yankee orginization assuming he's not juicing so it's ok for him to play? Are they assuming that what he's taken no longer is having any affect on him? Or are they trying to win in spite of the fact that they have a known juicer on the team and that may be affecting the outcome of every game?
I understand that ARod is entitled to his appeal but the Yankee front office is under no obligation to play him during that appeal. The Yankee organizaton could build a lot of credibility in their "War on PED's" if Girardi would just tell ARod, "Sit on the end of the bench. We'll call you if we need you". And not call.