Don't go Mike Francesa on me and whine that Tony Bosch
is a lying low-life and was paid by the commissioner's office for his testimony.
In a riveting report Sunday by CBS'
60 Minutes, we were reminded that baseball already had substantial evidence against Rodriguez and 13 other players before Bosch
himself approached MLB
The baseball investigators showed him his
own handwritten notes, and Bosch
reportedly unlocked the code behind each of the players' personal drug regimens.
The 60 Minutes report had a transcript of "hundreds" of incriminating text messages between Bosch, the founder of the Biogenesis clinic, and Rodriguez.
It showed a bank transfer from an account owned by A-Rod to Bosch
"Try to use service elevators.
Tons of eyes," Rodriguez texted Bosch
on a road trip to Atlanta before one of their 2012 meetings.
refused, according to MLB
chief operating officer Rob Manfred
life was threatened.
Scott Pelley, the 60 Minutes reporter, incredulously asked if Manfred was trying to say that Bosch
feared A-Rod's goons would kill him.
The 60 Minutes report said A-Rod first approached Bosch
a year later, asking him about another Biogenesis client, "What did Manny Ramirez take in 2008-09'"
Rodriguez, Bosch said, wanted to become the first member of the 800-home run club.