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If you missed it, a transcript is available here.
I believe Alex in regard to the extent of his steroid use. It seems perfectly logical that he started taking steroids in 2001 and stopped about when testing began. I wish that he would have owned up to knowing that what he was doing was wrong, but his explanation does make some sense in that regard. That was an era where players asked less about what they were taking, because there were no consequences to be suffered should you be caught.
Ultimately, whatever Alex said was sure to be criticized by the erudite likes of Mike Francesa, Billy Ripken, and Harold Reynolds. He did his best to explain the whole situation, and I hope that with some time, the story may fade into the background. Spring training has begun, and I am psyched for a great 2009!