This is good news. According to Bob Raissman at the Daily News, A-Rod will speak about the steroids issue on ESPN “probably later Monday.” That he’s addressing the issue today is a good thing; in fact, it would be pretty foolish to delay it any further. There’s no word on exactly when we’ll hear from him, so we’ll update this post when we get better info.
I think Raissman hits it with this line: “In order to reclaim PR territory he once occupied, he must come off credible and personable when he makes his first statement.” This means doing the Giambi apology thing if he knows he’s guilty, and saying point blank that he’s clean if he’s not guilty. Straight to the point, or as close to the point as he can get. Remember, Giambi never really said what he was apologizing for in 2005, though we all got the gist of it. If A-Rod took a similar tack, I would be satisfied.
Hat tip to A.D. for finding the link I’d been trying to find for the past 10 minutes.