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Peter Gammons apologizes for saying Alex Rodriguez is ‘like the Marathon bombers’

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  November 21, 2013 04:53 PM

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It's a pitch Peter would like to have back.

Hall of Fame baseball scribe and MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons compared the embattled Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Marathon bombers during a guest appearance on Mike Lupica’s ESPN Radio show in New York Thursday.

Gammons made the ill-advised comparison when he was asked what the endgame is for Rodriguez, who caused a scene and left Wednesday's grievance hearing for his 211-game suspension for alleged PED use before showing up for an impromptu interview on Mike Francesa’s radio show on The Fan.

“I’ve had people with the Yankees say this to me, he is just ... he wants to blow up the world," said Gammons. "You know, he’s like the Marathon bombers. It’s just, he’s going to get them.”

The 68-year-old Gammons was referring to the Tsarnaev brothers, who allegedly set off the two bombs on Boylston Street during the Boston Marathon on April 15.

Shortly after the interview with Lupica, Gammons apologized for the gaffe on Twitter:

Gammons later added in a follow-up tweet: "Stupidly worded comp of blowing up a process. He is owed, and gets my apology for mispeaking."

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