Playing the Field: Alex Rodriguez goes by the name of ‘Cacique’ … oh, and he still likes steroids

Now batting, No. 13, the third baseman ... Cacique ... No. 13.

Good news baseball fans, a heaping bowl of steroids indifference is coming your way.

For years NFL fans have turned a blind eye to players using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), first because the sport is so popular and second, because the players who are caught have been mostly defensive players and/or non-skill position players (i.e. non-fantasy players).

Baseball has long been the sport of North America’s major four that has been the most scrutinized for its PED-use and unfortunately for hardball fans, nearly all the biggest names of the past 20 years have been linked to ‘roids.

Today the Miami New Times reported that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who has already admitted to using steroids from 2001-03, received PEDs from South Florida biochemist Anthony Bosch.

Because most sports fans have been beaten down with “steroids in baseball” stories over the years and we already know that A-Rod is a bona fide juicer, this story might just get a couple days of play despite eventually becoming BALCO Part Deux.

For most sports fans, the most fascinating part of this report is that A-Rod was referred to as “Cacique,” when ordering up more juice. A simple Google search of “Cacique” immediately brings up links for “Women’s plus-size underwear and bras. 36C – 48DDD.” Now we’re talking!


NYPD detective shoots partner: DA

A New York City Police detective was arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence while on the clock.


Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to…

A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new…


City Council committee moves Williamsburg's Domino refinery deal…

The deal to turn the old Domino Sugar refinery along the Williamsburg waterfront into a new housing complex is one Council vote away from approval.


On newly released tape, 'Squeaky' Fromme says was…

Manson Family member Squeaky Fromme told a mental health examiner in newly released interview the "X" she carved in her forehead was meant to separate her from "the system."

The Word

Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.


'A Brony Tale' documents men who are into…

Ashleigh Ball, a voice actress on "My Little Pony," speaks to us.


Tribeca: Nikki Reed on going funny for a…

"Intramural" star Nikki Reed talks about being the straight person in a broad comedy, spending time in Austin and how "Thirteen" was a "miracle."

Going Out

Pop-up cat cafe opens to long lines in…

The country's first pop-up cat cafe opened in New York on Thursday.


2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version


5 infamous pitcher ejections for cheating

Never fear Yankees fans, Michael Pineda is far from the first MLB pitcher to be thrown out of a game for cheating.


Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected for using pine…

Pineda was thrown out of the game against the Red Sox Wednesday for having pine tar on his neck -- for all the world to see.


Giants 2014 regular season schedule

The Giants will play five prime-time games — against the Lions, Redskins, Eagles, Colts and Cowboys.


New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.


From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.


Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.


MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.