By Tim Elfrink, Gus Garcia-Roberts
The definitive and dramatic tale of the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis scandal, written by means of the journalists who broke and coated the story
On January twenty ninth, 2013, an exposé by Miami New Times reporter Tim Elfrink set the activities global on fireplace. Elfrink printed Miami hospital, Biogenesis, were delivering unlawful functionality bettering medicinal drugs – PEDs – to a number of the nation’s best baseball stars. One identify stood out between the entire others: Alex Rodriguez, the highest-earning participant within the game.
Over the following yr and extra the tale might resolve with tremendous information about tan parlor robberies, coded textual content messages, and furtive steroid injections within the men’s room. In overdue 2013 Alex Rodriguez will be hit with the longest suspension in MLB heritage, prompting an unsightly struggle among him and best league brass. Fourteen different gamers, together with celebrity Ryan Braun, have been additionally given shorter suspensions. Tony Bosch, Biogenesis’s founder, would seem on 60 mins with a view to inform his part of the story.
What’s already been said within the press has been interesting; however the tale in the back of the headlines that Elfrink and Newsday reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts have unearthed is much more dramatic and entire of recent, surprising info. utilizing specific files, never-before-reported files and interviews with best resources, this booklet takes the reader within drug bargains, athletes’ mansions, and exclusive suspension hearings to inform the real tale at the back of the sport’s carrying on with PED crisis.
Both news-breaking activities journalism and wild South Florida noir, Blood Sport is at the same time a revelatory checklist of the steroid and PED era’s carrying on with evolution and a decision to fingers for a way to finish it – this time, for stable.