Blood Sport

Blood Sport : A-Rod and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era

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"Blood Sport is riveting . . . a tragicomedy filled with characters straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel." --The Washington Post The effects of the Biogenesis case--the biggest drug scandal in the history of American sports--are still being felt today. Fifteen Major League Baseball players were suspended, including Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez, who returns to the field in 2015, after his record season-long steroids ban. Ten men were indicted in federal court. And a new MLB commissioner was elected based on his role leading the response to the case. Now, Tim Elfrink--who broke that first story in the Miami New Times--joins forces with Pulitzer Prize finalist investigative reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts to tell the shocking full story behind the headlines. Blood Sport blows the lid off the most expensive scandal in the history of the game, and now includes a brand new epilogue revealing the stunning aftermath of the scandal and its effects for years to come.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 30mm | 359.99g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147516269
  • 9780147516268
  • 1,397,849

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"A rollicking new book that reads like tragicomic noir fiction."--Huffington Post Live "Riveting...The story of Rodriguez's alliance with Bosch -- and their eventual falling-out, with disastrous consequences for both -- is a tragicomedy filled with characters straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel: fake doctors, ex-cons, small-time grifters and a shady tanning-bed repairman whose theft of some Biogenesis documents set in motion much of the legal drama that ensued."--The Washington Post "Tim Elfrink's stories have brought down Alex Rodriguez, shut down the clinic that provided A-Rod performance-enhancing drugs, led to the record-breaking suspension of more than a dozen major leaguers and helped to usher in a new, seemingly cleaner era for baseball."--The Omaha World-Herald ""Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era" is full of juicy bits."--CBS New York "Once again, baseball proves to be more scandalous than a telenovela!"--Perez Hilton "Earnest, well researched, well written...go for the book."--The Epoch Times
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About Tim Elfrink

TIM ELFRINK is the managing editor of the Miami New Times. He lives in Miami. GUS GARCIA-ROBERTS is an award-winning investigative reporter for Newsday. He lives in Brooklyn.
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133 ratings
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