They agreed to meet a little after midnight. Meanwhile, Hundley was cooking up a scheme. Earlier that day, she'd posted a Craigslist ad "offering to pay someone $100 to call a male co-worker or friend who was cheating on his wife," according to ESPN's lawyers. There were no details. A person named Courtney Arp replied to the ad; Hundley knew the name, she would later testify. She was "someone who sells a lot of weed to people around ESPN," Hundley testified. (Arp did not respond to a Facebook message seeking comment.)
Remember, nothing is alleged to--or can have--happened to all of MLB over some one or two seasons: the claim is that PEDs were being used at a slowly but steadily increasing rate (and thus "distorting records") from very roughly 1980 through the present. Were that so, or anything like it, we would expect to see a clear long-term uptrend during this period. But we don't: we see a nearly flat line that, if anything, slopes slightly down. The "boost" just isn't there. But that doesn't seem to stop anyone from talking about it.
Following a brief pregame ceremony on August 12, Rodriguez donned the Yankee pinstripes for one final time as a player, contributing an RBI double in the first inning to help his team win. While he never reached the record-shattering heights that once seemed attainable, the slugger still finished with numbers that rank among the best ever in several categories, including home runs (696), RBIs (2,086), hits (3,115) and runs (2,021). Along with his three MVP awards, he won two Gold Gloves for his fielding prowess and was selected for 14 All-Star Games.