“Boli” not legally available in DR

From ESPN:

According to the official in charge of the agency which regulates pharmaceutical drugs in the Dominican Republic, Primobolan was not available for legal purchase, over-the-counter or with a prescription in his country between 2001 and 2003.

Dr. Pia Veras, who oversees the regulatory agency, told ESPNdeportes.com that Primobolan is known as “boli” in the...

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Sporting News Pick Yankees

Not that this means anything, but the first of the media outlet predictions for 2009 are out, and they love them some Yankees. The Sporting News picks the Yankees to win the AL East (with Boston taking the Wild Card) and the World Series:

Sporting News prediction: The Yankees don’t hand out ridiculous contracts to just...

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Hank responds to Henry

Today, Hank Steinbrenner spoke to the AP about John Henry’s comments concerning a salary cap. Of course, Hank responded with the usual bluster:

“As long as we’re doing that and giving all this money to other teams in revenue sharing, a staggering amount, we should be able to spend on salaries what we want...

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Bernie And The Boss In Camp

Two interesting faces showed up at the Yankees spring training facility in Tampa this morning. The Boss, George Steinbrenner, made an appearance, as did Bernie Williams. Their showings are both nostalgic and poignant, while being a little bit sad as well:

Steinbrenner arrived at about 10 a.m., was brought...

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Report IDs A-Rod’s ‘Cousin Vinny’

Not surprisingly, it did not take long for the mainstream media to identify and locate the mysterious cousin who Alex Rodriguez said assisted him in obtaining steroids from the Dominican Republic during his Tuesday performance press conference.

Per ESPN:

On Tuesday, when Rodriguez said in a nationally televised news conference from New York...

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No WBC for Melky

Melky will not play for the DR in the WBC, as he’ll opt for more time in Tampa so that he can prove himself to the Yankees. He’ll need a solid spring in order to beat out Brett Gardner. Basically, the job is his to lose.

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3-4 Set

Joe Girardi has announced that the 2009 lineup will most likely feature Mark Teixeira hitting third with Alex Rodriguez batting fourth. That’s probably the best configuration, although I think a Swisher-Alex-Teixeira trio would have worked, too.

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