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from the pages of duh!journal:welcome to arod stadium?

duh!journal scours the earth for dumb behavior….some low brow…some high minded…all duh!

perhaps this is more whoops!journal than duh!journal…but there are a ton of people feeling pretty dumb and they are not named steinbrenner nor are they wearing yankee pinstripes…..

Rodriguez Faces Test at Ballpark Reopening

By the time the news broke that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had tested positive for steroids in 2003, the invitations had been out for weeks.

“The University of Miami,” they read, “cordially invites you to Dinner on the Diamond as we commemorate the Grand Opening of Alex Rodriguez Park and Start of the 2009 Hurricane Baseball Season.”

Boasting a personal appearance by Rodriguez, who donated $3.9 million to Miami’s project to renovate its ballpark, the invitation heralded the arrival of a “new era in Hurricanes baseball.”

What Miami did not anticipate was Rodriguez’s becoming the latest major leaguer to be linked to steroids.

On Saturday, six days before the scheduled dedication of Alex Rodriguez Park, reports emerged that Rodriguez had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs six years ago.

But the news is not expected to change Miami’s decision to rename the stadium, the sports information director Mark Pray told The Miami Herald. Still, because the event is a fund-raiser that depends heavily on Rodriguez’s popularity and charisma, the dedication could turn into an early gauge of how much his image will suffer.

A call to Rodriguez’s publicist was not returned, and several messages seeking comment from the Miami athletic department were also not returned Sunday.

Rodriguez did not actually attend Miami, but over the years he has become a patron of the baseball program. As a high school standout in baseball and football, he signed a letter of intent in 1993 to play both sports for the Hurricanes. But when the Seattle Mariners selected him with the first overall pick in the amateur draft that year, his signature on a professional contract took precedence.

As with most steroid matters these days, the Roger Clemens saga offers a parallel. A month after George J. Mitchell’s report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball linked him to steroids in December 2007, Clemens was scheduled to appear at a convention for the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. At the time, the organization said that it was happy to give Clemens the benefit of the doubt and that he was still eager to address a group of about 1,000 coaches on his rigorous workout routines. Clemens spoke to the group in January 2008.

But the Texas group was not counting on Clemens to help it raise money.

Miami’s athletic department, charging its guests $75 each and $1,000 to sponsor a table at Friday’s dinner, has made its goals for Rodriguez’s appearance clear. He will be joined by Miami’s athletic director, Kirby Hocutt, the baseball coach Jim Morris and the 2009 Hurricanes team.

Rodriguez’s donation, the largest in the baseball program’s history, went toward upgrading and constructing facilities like a clubhouse, meeting and video rooms, a press box, four V.I.P. luxury suites and a weight room.


maybe this is duh!journal crystal ball style….predicting how dumb people will feel and look like the people who will pay to show up to the event. and the officials running the event will feel at least conflicted playing nice to their million dollarsponsor.

this event has not happened yet! you can get still tickets in attempt to appear in the pages of duh!journal!

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  1. Tim Said,

    how about the new yankee stadium? let’s call it, “the house that roids built”

  2. hosive Said,

    a patriots’ fan mocking me on cheating.


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