The Major League Baseball Players Association has named former Tony Clark as its new executive director.
Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, David Cone, Bobby Bonilla and incoming union head Tony Clark attended the funeral as well.
Tributes poured in Thursday on Twitter after Major League Baseball and its players learned of the passing of union chief Michael Weiner.
Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players’ union four years ago died Thursday.
The other 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions, but Rodriguez said he planned to fight. Union head Michael Weiner said the punishment for the third baseman was “way out of line.”
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.”
Commissioner Bud Selig is ready to slap Alex Rodriguez with 214-game ban on Monday, according to multiple reports.
Rodriguez is done. Make it easy on yourself, A-Rod, and go away. Let the pastime shed the past you did so much to stain. On June 6 I called for A-Rod to retire, and was told my logic was laughable. Not so funny anymore, is it?
The baseball players’ association says any suspensions resulting from the sport’s latest drug investigation likely won’t be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.
The head of the baseball players’ union is criticizing leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with a drug investigation by the commissioner’s office.
A league executive told CBS News that Anthony Bosch could implicate up to 25 players, including some stars not currently connected to the firestorm.
Baseball players’ union head Michael Weiner says toughening penalties for drug violations will have to wait until the 2014 season.
Earlier this month, Fred Wilpon was bullish on the state of the team’s finances, and said payroll should be able to climb to pre-Madoff heights.
Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone.
Major League Baseball could start in-season testing for human growth hormone next year.