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Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era Hardcover – July 8, 2014
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"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
About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
The main subject amongst many big name subjects is Alex Rodriguez… and the impunity with which he abuses the legal system as well as the moral system from the time he was in high school… is as disgusting as it was in all the other books I’ve read. Ryan Braun comes off entirely despicable… not only with his lie after lie… while putting himself on a phony pedestal of truth… but in the way he attacked the employee who picked up and shipped his dirty urine sample… which by the way… “ACCORDING TO LATER REPORTS, THE URINE SAMPLE HAD COME BACK WITH A 20:1 RATIO OF TESTOSTERONE TO EPITESTOSTERONE. THAT WAS FIVE TIMES THE 4:1 MARKER THAT FLAGGED A POSITIVE TEST.Read more ›
Blood Sport is fantastic, and about more then A-Rod. Although I'm pretty sick of his negative presence in baseball, I was still interested in reading this book after hearing an interview with the authors on WFAN. The reason I really love this book is the reporting is so detailed that it feels like no stone is left unturned. When a question popped into my head, it was answered within pages. It isn't about A-Rod as much as it is about the performance enhancing drugs, along with elicit drug culture in baseball.
Blood Sport is thorough and details the Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch's life and business. This part of the book I find the most interesting. The large cast of characters was great and each one was worthy of a book in their own right. I wish x-ray worked for this book on Kindle because the characters kept me flipping around.
The HGH ant-aging industry which is enormous in South Florida. Blood Sport details it with plenty of history on how it started.
You don't need to be interested or a fan of Alex Rodriguez to find this book fascinating. I couldn't put it down because of the reporting on a unique modern pharma topic. Elfrink and Garcia-Roberts wrote an awesome book which I have no reason to believe isn't completely accurate.
Not only does "Blood Sport" provide a detailed account of the story that culminated in the suspensions of Rodriguez and others, but it also goes beyond professional baseball. Although of secondary importance to the main story, we read of the use of PED's at the high school and college level as well (particularly at the University of Miami, which is located right across the street from Tony Bosch's clinic), and the use of such substances in other sports is also noted.Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Extremely well researched and reported. Puts entire Biogenesis scandal in perspective packed around a rip-roaring yarn.Published 7 days ago by Armen E. Keteyian
The names and details the author gives are eye opening . . . and very disappointing.Published 14 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 17 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 17 months ago by S. F. SALAMONE