This ugly mess only appears to be getting uglier. According to ESPN, Alex Rodriguez’s representatives are planning on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad.
“It was not difficult for me at all,” Selig said. “I spent many, many hours thinking about it, trying to be fair, trying to be logical and rational. I wouldn’t second-guess a thing at all. I thought it was eminently fair.”
Welcome to the NFL, MLB! In case the tone here is confusing, let us clarify. This is not a good thing. Not at all.
TMZ’s sources called the investigation of A-Rod “abusive and borderline illegal” and said the league has “no proof” that he allegedly obstructed the Biogenesis probe.
It’s more than acceptable to dislike Rodriguez, but acting as if his punishment and process should be different than that of any other player because of his paycheck, accolades or insecure personality is ridiculous.
“(It’s) horrible,” Cuban said. “I think it’s disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do to him. Look, it’s not that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended. He does … (211 games), that’s personal.”
Baseball knew it had a PED problem in the mid-1990s. Had Selig truly cared, he would have blown the whistle and sought measures to clean up the game.
Once the greatest player of his time, Rpdriguez was reduced Monday night to saying that he was humbled, at 38, just to “have the opportunity to put on this uniform again.”
“If all the allegations are true, then I’m glad they got caught and I’m glad baseball is doing something about it,” Royals reliever Aaron Crow said.
The Yankees star will appeal the ban, which takes effect Thursday. He’ll be allowed to play during the grievance process and made his season debut Monday night in Chicago.
Alex Rodriguez has lost his platform and prerogative to advise, to surmise, to sermonize on any matter that requires a modicum of nobility. He has lost his line of credit with mankind.
No lifetime ban? MLB is about to send a clear message — that baseball will welcome back any offender, no matter how heinous his involvement in PEDs.
Alex Rodriguez figures to have a one-of-a-kind day on Monday. He’ll receive a lengthy suspension from baseball and then head to the ballpark to play for the Yankees for the first time this season.
The appeals process could take months and if the suspension is upheld A-Rod could miss games into the 2015 season.
Commissioner Bud Selig is ready to slap Alex Rodriguez with 214-game ban on Monday, according to multiple reports.