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New York minute: Covering the coverage on A-Rod

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In their typical fashion, the New York newspapers are having a field day with the A-roid scandal. If you're a sportswriter in the Big Apple, you're pretty much obligated to weigh in on the issue. Here are some highlights:

Over at the daily News, Bob Raissman takes umbrage with Peter Gammons' interview approach, likening it to a defense attorney's questioning of a client. John Harper wants more details. Mike Lupica questions A-Rod's definition of "the truth."

"He kept talking about GNC as if that's where you could pick up testosterone and Primobolan along with Vitamin C," writes Lupica. "That version of things wouldn't fly on 'Judge Judy.'"

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada have assured the New York Post their names are not among the 104 who tested positive for banned substances in 2003. Joel Sherman addresses the road to rebuilding A-Rod's good name. Here's a hint ... he needs to play really well. And then there's the fan reaction -- which includes a man almost choking on his beer.

At Newsday, they're wondering whether A-Rod will need to testify before Congress. Neil Best also took issue with Gammons' lack of tough questions in his interview approach. Wallace Matthews, meanwhile, praises A-Rod for "coming clean."

And finally, Jack Curry of the New York Times addresses the media blitz during spring training that awaits A-Rod when the team reports to Tampa later this month.


After the jump you'll find the Newsday, Daily News and New York Post front pages from today.

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