Jesse Spector On Adam Jones Show: Take Away A-Rod’s 2003 MVP

August 7, 2013 1:00 PM
Jesse Spector On Adam Jones Show: Take Away A-Rod’s 2003 MVP
BOSTON (CBS) – Should Alex Rodriguez lose his 2003 AL MVP award?

" Rodriguez has admitted to using steroids that season, when he hit .298 with 47 homers (tied for the most in baseball) and 118 RBIs.

That decision would be up to the BBWAA (Baseball Writers Association of America), and something Jesse Spector of The Sporting News would be in full support of.

“It’s dangerous to re-write history, but it happens enough throughout the sports world,” Spector said Tuesday night on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s The Adam Jones Show. “Lance Armstrong is now a zero-time Tour De France winner. Ben Johnson, 1988 Olympics had his gold medal stripped. A-Rod, I can’t say you should take away his other two MVPs in 05 and 07 because we cant say for sure that he was juicing then, but you look at 2003 when he was with the Rangers — he admitted he used steroids from 2001 to 2003. Even though there wasn’t a test that he broke the rules, why does he still have that award?”

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“It’s something that has to be considered on a case-by-case basis and very carefully,” he said "

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