Baseball seems far away; this latest snowstorm and recent blasts of frigid air certainly remind us that it will be a while before we hear “Batter up!” And yet, two names have not really gone away.
Last year we had Rex Ryan on the beach with a curious tattoo. This year we have Alex Rodriguez posing with a mariachi band in Cancun.
Ex-Met Rusty Staub was just as rough on Alex Rodriguez, saying “the thing he did with the players association was pathetic.”
During the back and forth between the 40 or so union members on the call not one player defended A-Rod, and that was quite an indictment considering they have frequent disagreements on all kinds of issues, the report said.
Federal judges say two lawsuits Alex Rodriguez filed against Major League Baseball can remain on separate tracks for now.
It seems all too simple: Admit you were wrong AND apologize. Only then will he be able to move on in a healthy and better way. Time will only dissipate the dark cloud if he comes clean. The same can be said for Armstrong.
Has Alex Rodriguez accepted his fate? A-Rod says his 162-game suspension could be considered “a favor” despite filing a lawsuit against MLB and its players’ union in an attempt to overturn it.
Hal Steinbrenner says A-Rod is “a great player,” but the Yankees’ managing general partner wouldn’t discuss the third baseman’s possible return to the team following a season-long suspension.
Carton says that A-Rod is finally ready to give up the fight by taking the year off. Boomer says that Alex is starting to make sense.
Since most men don’t have the time, money, and desperation for such municipal waste, we have the A-Rod apologist, who, like their fallen icon, has resorted to vast swaths of illogical reasoning, deflection, and denial in his defense.
Deadspin ordered up an unlimited bowl of bad puns Wednesday when it posted on its website a picture of Alex Rodriguez looking a little saggy in the chin and round in the gut.
Ex-Yankee Chuck Knoblauch says baseball’s Steroids Era really wasn’t as bad as the narrative might suggest. “If somebody was doing something, it was definitely behind the scenes,” he told WFAN radio.
A-Rod lectured about the evils of steroids when he went on a contrition tour after his first go around with drugs. Don Hooton of the Taylor Hooton Foundation said he hopes A-Rod’s punishment sends a message.
Roberts’ deal was agreed to on Dec. 17 and finalized Tuesday, three days after a spot on the 40-man roster opened when Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract.
According to a number of published reports prior to Monday’s filing, A-Rod’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said that A-Rod’s legal team would be filing for an injunction. Apparently, no motion papers for an injunction were filed Monday. Why not?