Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My First Attempt At "Investigative Reporting"

I'm still puzzled by the allegations A-Rod made about Selena Roberts in his interview yesterday. I don't really know who to believe and I kind of what to know the truth. Based on the number of stories being run in newspapers, and the number of posts/comments being made on blogs, I'd say a lot of people are curious to know the truth.

Now, there's not much I can do from my little corner of the world, but what I did do is e-mail some people at the University of Miami, asking if they could comment on her visit, specifically how it ended. I doubt I'll be the one to figure it out, but it doesn't hurt me in the least to send a few e-mails. I think it would be cool to get a response and come across some kind of info. I'll admit it. I just really want to post a story where I can use the phrase, "according to unnamed sources with knowledge of the subject." That's really what I want.

I'm pretty sure she mentioned in her interview with Bob Costas that she was escorted out, and if that's the case, it suggests some people of authority were involved in getting her to leave. I also e-mailed the MLB Network requesting a transcript of the interview so I could look to see if I heard what I thought I heard. If she was escorted out, maybe she wasn't given a ticket or cited for trespassing, but it would, in my opinion, give a little bit more credence to A-Rod's claims. If it doesn't, than I have to wonder what A-Rod is talking about. I really want to believe Alex here. He doesn't need to be found any more of a liar than he already is. And right now, like I said yesterday, I'm about 51/49 on the side of the reporter.

If and when I get a response, I'll definitely post about it. I'm not holding my breath. I wouldn't hold yours. If anyone comes across any information confirming or denying A-Rod's claims, let me know.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,