In almost unheard thoughtfulness, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said to USA Today (via NBC News) that he will consider suspending newly admitted juicer A-Rod -- Alex Rodriguez -- and will also consider modifying the baseball record books to account for the widespread use of steroids and PEDs.
Selig told USA Today in a telephone interview he "would have to think about" taking action against Rodriguez, saying the player broke the law by using PEDs. Selig refused to be specific about possible penalties, and he indicated a decision would not be made quickly.
The MLB Player's Association executive Don Fehr brushed off the reports (of course). The Yankees, likewise, will ignore A-Rods steroid confession; The Yanks desperately need his bat.
The Yankees have said they would not discipline Rodriguez.
On the issue of changing the records, Selig said he would look into the possibility of reinstating Hank Aaron -- a personal friend -- as No. 1 on the all-time home run list and attach asterisks or some other note to the records of players involved in steroids use. "Once you start tinkering, you can create more problems," USA Today quoted Selig as saying. "But I'm not dismissing it. I'm concerned. I'd like to get some more evidence."