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Praise for Blood Sport
"Have you read Blood Sport, the jaw-dropping new A-Rod/Biogenesis/steroids book from Newsday investigative reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts and Miami digger Tim Elfrink? If you care about baseball's clean future, you really have no choice." —Ellis Henican, Newsday
“A rollicking new book that reads like tragicomic noir fiction.” - Huffington Post Live
“Blood Sport” is 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
"My Book of the Year so far...[the book] arrived at the most timely moment when the matter of drugs, whether recreational or performance enhancing, is a raging debate in all sports." - David Mackintosh
Tim Elfrink, managing editor of the Miami New Times, was the very first reporter to break the story of the Biogenesis scandal. His original story won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. He lives in Miami.
Gus Garcia-Roberts is an award-winning investigative reporter for Newsday, Long Island's daily newspaper. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2014 for the paper's series on police misconduct. He previously was a staff writer at Cleveland Scene and the senior writer at Miami New Times. He lives in Brooklyn.
The names and details the author gives are eye opening . . . and very disappointing.Published 10 months ago by Jim Mitchell
The story of how a fake doctor selling steroids from the back of a Miami tanning salon became the PED supplier for the biggest stars in Major League Baseball is almost too amazing... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Adam
Great book. Covers many topics and not just A Rod. It is an amazing story of drugs and baseball. It makes you question why so many players in the Majors are from Latin America.Published 12 months ago by Tink M.
It's fascinating to know the history and evolution of steroids and baseball's constant use. It's also interesting that Selig knew the entire time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Christine Bird
Usually I love reading about the topic of PEDs in sports since it's really interesting. This one was ok but didn't love it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by L. Froment
Excellent book. It was thoroughly enjoyable, full of details and information and a page turner. I have been a Yankees fan for as long as I can remember. Read morePublished 13 months ago by S. F. SALAMONE
This is an important book, in terms of providing insight into MLB's battle against PEDs. What it teaches us very well, is that there was a great deal of sleaze on both sides of the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael P. Weber