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.”
Tributes poured in Thursday on Twitter after Major League Baseball and its players learned of the passing of union chief Michael Weiner.
The deeper the mess surrounding Alex Rodriguez goes, the worse it becomes. Put in other terms: same garbage, different day.
Joseph Tacopina, one of A-Rod’s lawyers, said that Rodriguez will only testify if MLB Commissioner Bud Selig agrees to testify.
A-Rod’s lawyers should return to the arbitration on Thursday or Friday and continue until the end, with or without Selig’s testimony.
Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. He later showed up at the WFAN studios to talk to host Mike Francesa about it.
A Florida police department has reopened an investigation into the theft of documents related to baseball’s inquiry into whether Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs.
The New York Times has reported that the three-time American League MVP failed a drug test for stimulants back in 2006. Lanny J. Davis, one of the representatives of A-Rod’s high-powered legal team, denied the accusation.
Alex Rodriguez resumed his criticism of MLB on Thursday. Chief operating officer Rob Manfred returned fire, calling this the “latest, sad chapter” in A-Rod’s “tarnished career.”
“It is sad that Commissioner Selig once again is turning a blind eye, knowing that crimes are being committed under his regime,” Rodriguez said. “I have 100 percent faith in my legal team.”
Lawyers for Major League Baseball sent a letter to a judge Monday asking that the suit be dismissed
Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made a tantalizing — but not at all serious — offer to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday: another farewell tour, this time in the NL.
It’s the old formula for A-Rod. Deny, deny, deny until somebody proves otherwise. The way baseball is stumbling around with this, they may never prove anything.