A-Rod Starts Anew with the DominicansAs Alex Rodriguez alighted from the vehicle that took him to the his first batting practice with the Dominicans in Jupiter, Florida, he sported a look that said he was putting the past behind. Clad in red, white, and blue uniform he was starting anew with the Dominican Republic team. He brought along with him his ex-wife Cynthia, Natasha his eldest daughter and 10-month old baby, Ella. Like a scene out of a reality TV show, Rodriguez giving the public a glimpse of his private life.

Fresh from Sunday’s meeting with the Major League Baseball Officials on the steroid scandal, the spotlight remain focused on Rodriguez. So far he is the most interesting player in the World Baseball Classics.

Another personality in the steroids case is Angel Presinal, former trainer of the Dominican Republic Team. He has been banned from working with the team because he allegedly supplied steroids to the players.

The Dominicans did not make a big deal about the issues surrounding Rodriguez’s involvement with steroids. Alex commented that he felt more comfortable playing on the field where he could concentrate on the game and not on the drugs. The team’s goal now goal is to win in the WBC.