As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will miss the World Baseball Classic and some portion of the ’09 MLB season as he recovers from surgery to remove what’s being called a cyst on his right hipThe Journal News’ Peter Abraham considers the circumstantial evidence ; “In a span of less than a year, Rodriguez tore a quad and now needs a hip operation. Can you draw a line from three years of steroids to these injuries? I have no idea, medical experts will have to determine that. But signing this guy to a 10-year contract looks like a decision that will haunt the franchise for years to come. They had a chance to be free of him and they let it pass.”

Dr. David Williams
of Austin, TX is far less diplomatic.  “Cyst is a nice word for abscess.  I’m guessing that the ‘street name’ for the cyst inside A-Rod’s ass is ‘abscess.'”