Those of us who have been following the Alex Rodriguez/Biogenesis scandal for nearly a year were intrigued to see what new information would be spilled when "60 Minutes" devoted nearly 30 minutes Sunday to a two-part story starring many of the people at the center of this vortex.
A-Rod himself, of course, wasn't part of the "60 Minutes" piece, but lawyer Joe Tacopina spoke briefly on his behalf while MLB execs and Biogenesis whistle blower Tony Bosch laid out details from their case against A-Rod. Many of the details in the story were being divulged for the first time. And they were fascinating, even as one-sided as they were in this particular unveiling.
At this point — with arbitrator Fredric Horowitz's appeal ruling announced Saturday and A-Rod looking to be out of baseball for the 2014 regular and post seasons, barring a ruling from a higher authority — the "60 Minutes" report was merely filling in gaps in the Biogenesis saga.
Looking for a Cliff's Notes version of the "60 Minutes" story? Here are 11 fascinating things we learned:
1. A-Rod would take "gummies" — which gave him a testosterone boost — before games as part of his PED regimen.
2. Bosch claims he personally injected A-Rod with PEDs.
3. Before he aligned himself with MLB, Bosch says A-Rod's camp tried to pay him off and send him to Colombia to lay low.
4. Bosch claims he received a death threat from someone in A-Rod's camp after turning down their Colombia offer.
6. Manny Ramirez was A-Rod's inspiration when courting Bosch.
7. Once Bosch had to draw A-Rod's blood while he was at a nightclub in Miami because it needed to be tested at exactly 8 p.m.
9. MLB hired ex-Secret Service and FBI agents for its Biogenesis investigation.
10. A-Rod was still using a Blackberry during his time associating with Bosch. Why no iPhone, Alex?
11. Nobody ever stuck up for A-Rod and told MLB that Bosch was lying.
If you want even more of Bosch and A-Rod, then we highly recommend reading this column from Yahoo Sports' Tim Brown about the complex relationship between the two chief figures in the Biogenesis scandal.
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