60 Minutes will be reporting that A-Rod obtained, then leaked information about Ryan Braun and Biogenesis, as well as other players to Yahoo Sports.
I've been an A-Rod fan since he became a Yankee, but going out, buying peoples personal medical records, and then giving that info to the media to reflect attention from yourself is a Grade A asshole move. I hope his suspension is upheld and he gets blackballed from baseball.
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If that is true, then it is the last straw. I am not a Yankees fan but I hope that if true, they are somehow legally allowed to void the rest of his contract. This is the biggest POS move I have heard of ever and he should be banned for life.
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A-Rod is denying it, FWIW. Obviously his credibility on such things isn't great.
If this is true, I wonder how the Players Association will react. They've been standing by him because it's their job to support their members. But if one member is screwing over others, that's another kettle of fish.
The handwritten documents of Anthony Bosch, the key witness in Major League Baseball's PED investigation, revealed comprehensive doping regimens that Bosch had engineered for a host of professional athletes. His cooperation with MLB has resulted in the suspension of Rodriguez and 13 other major league players.
Braun and Cervelli's names were redacted in the Miami New Times documents.
Doesn't that strike anyone else as odd the press would publish A-Rod's name, and yet redact the others? I would greatly appreciate it if someone would be kind enough to explain that part of the story to me.
Also from the article:
Baseball officials say they levied a harsher suspension on Rodriguez because of his continued use of PEDs over multiple years as well as his attempt to "obstruct and frustrate" MLB's investigation.
Perhaps "obstruct" means something different now than it did when I was a young man, but how exactly is providing additional evidence "obstructing" an investigation?
Perhaps I'm missing something here, but if this story is true, then that means that the press (and, almost certainly, MLB) was trying to protect certain players while going after certain others. If that is so, then it sure ain't A-Rod that comes out of this being the bad guy. At least, not from where I'm sitting.
Not that A-Rod isn't a douche or that he's bringing more nonsense upon himself, but it seems pretty clear to me that MLB is trying its hardest to make A-Rod the major scapegoat of this whole thing. He's the one that the league feels they can hammer the hardest since everyone already hates him.
I'm no A-Rod fan whatsoever but it looks like MLB is trying a full-on smear campaign to just get this guy to go away.
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Originally posted by Peter The HegemonA-Rod is denying it, FWIW. Obviously his credibility on such things isn't great.
Dan Lebatard was making fun of himself on his Radio show on Friday, because he had gotten a call months earlier from a known member of A-Rod's inner circle, who asked Dan if he thought it was weird that no other name besides Rodriguez had come out. Dan said "I guess so", but didn't press the issue further, not realizing that a simple follow-up question would have gotten him the scoop.
Dan did note that he had no idea whether or not Rodriguez knew about or authorized the leak attempt (i.e. it could have just been a friend who thought he was helping).
(edited by hansen9j on 19.8.13 0807) I am why James is crying.
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They already have. Jacob Ruppert, who owned the New York Yankees from 1915 to 1939; Hank O'Day, who was an umpire from 1895 to 1927; and Deacon White, who played professional baseball from 1871 to 1890. But I lean towards agreeing with graves9.