Now that we know who will head to NY/NJ for a well-organized, productive Super Bowl week that could lead one, last, entertaining Sunday, we can explore another sport that has followed a different path.
Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.
Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.
New baseball union head Tony Clark says players won’t agree to terminating contracts as part of discipline for drug violations.
Whatever synapse says “stop” never found its way to Rodriguez. Among the myriad malaprops and missteps, he never knew when to say when. And that is what killed what should have been a dream life.
Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010.
Of all the holes the Yankees have filled and still need to address, third base is not one of them. Assuming his health cooperates, Rodriguez will be in pinstripes again. This year. Not next.
Most people regard the decision as a big win for Selig. It is the longest suspension ever under the drug agreement, which began in 2002.
The odds are against Alex Rodriguez in federal court as he tries to overturn his season-long drug suspension.
WFAN host Mike Francesa says he expects Alex Rodriguez and his legal team to continue fighting the 162-game and postseason suspension.
It seems we’ll have at least one more weekend to debate the Alex Rodriguez case. An arbitrator’s decision on A-Rod’s 211-game suspension “probably won’t be known until next week,” according to the New York Post.
A-Rod’s explosive in-studio interview on WFAN may have just been the introduction. The Yankees star is nearing a lucrative agreement for a book about his feud with MLB, according to the New York Post.
Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, David Cone, Bobby Bonilla and incoming union head Tony Clark attended the funeral as well.
Spanning 12 days, from the end of September through Thursday, the arbitration had many ups and downs, mysteries and follies, rights and wrongs.
Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer acknowledged the possibility of his client unknowingly taking a banned substance, but said it wasn’t the backbone of his defense. “Here’s the thing: it would defy science.”