February 15, 2009

Reaction to Rodriguez mainly negative

Per ESPN, the University of Miami renamed its baseball field in honor of New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez on Friday night.

Rodriguez spoke publicly for the first time since admitting he used banned performance-enhancing drugs while playing with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03. Rodriguez admitted he has made mistakes and implored the Miami baseball team to play with integrity and immediately correct any errors made.

Across Twitter, Rodriguez's mistakes have been met with disgust and anger.

@pandawife: I knew I had a reason to not be a fan of Alex Rodriguez. Makes me angry that all of those records are tainted.

@thingsannoyme (New York): Alex Rodriguez makes me depressed about following baseball. Thanks.

There were the occasional messages of support for the sports star.

@ryancurry: I support Alex Rodriguez during these difficult times.

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