Sunday, August 10, 2014

CBS "60 Minutes" on August 10, 2014

The first story was Scott Pelley interviewing Tony Bosch discussing drugs given to Alex Rodriguez. Bosch was contacted by Rodriguez shortly before Rodriguez hit his 600th home run (2010), and asked what Manny Ramirez took in 2008. This is a re-broadcast from January 12, 2014. CBS has over 500 Blackberry BBM messages. Gummie at 10:45am? cojetes = injectible drug. night cream, gummie, day cream.
"This is part of baseball. This has always been part of game." What is fair play?

The second part of the story is about fear that Tony Bosch had that Bosch would be killed if he gave up
Alex Rodriguez. This scandal broke in 2013; Miami New-Times. A battle to save the game. Bud Seelig: his actions were beyond comprehension. Get you a plane ticket to Colombia. Joe Tacopina, lawyer for Alex Rodriguez. [ Separately, note: Alex Rodriguez's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, hit with malpractice lawsuit by former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik. link:]] and Bernie Kerik's lawyer slams Joe Tacopina, says letter to feds violates ethics

From the Miami New Times:

This past January, Miami New Times reported that Biogenesis, a Miami clinic run by Anthony Bosch, a longtime hustler with a fake medical degree, had likely provided banned substances to some of Major League Baseball's biggest names. Among them: the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, and the Washington Nationals' Gio Gonzalez.

One notes that "60 Minutes" was quick to broadcast the initial story in January 2014. The reason for the re-broadcast in August 2014 is likely the charging of Bosch. From USAToday

Tony Bosch, the former director of the South Florida anti-aging clinic that became ground zero for baseball's biggest doping scandal, was one of 10 people charged Tuesday [August 5, 2014] with distributing illegal drugs to professional and high school athletes.

Bosch, who helmed the Biogenesis clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., surrendered Tuesday morning and has agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone, said Wilfredo Ferrer, U.S. attorney for the southern district of Florida.


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