Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New York Daily News)   A-Rod will have something new in common with "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Pete Rose if Bud Selig gets his way   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Bud Selig, Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, David Cornwell, Francisco Cervelli, Biogenesis, suspensions, Melky Cabrera  
•       •       •

3064 clicks; posted to Sports » on 30 Jul 2013 at 8:49 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



213 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2013-07-30 01:56:36 AM  
DO IT! DO IT, SELIG! BE A MAN, FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE, AND ENNNNNND HIIIIIIM! >:O
 
2013-07-30 03:41:04 AM  
^^Says Captain Steroid.
 
2013-07-30 07:27:27 AM  
The Hall of Fame is already missing the player with the most hits and the player with the most home runs, so why the hell not?
 
2013-07-30 08:23:45 AM  
Good.
 
2013-07-30 08:48:02 AM  

Triumph: ^^Says Captain Steroid.


That's pretty damning in and of itself, isn't it?
 
2013-07-30 08:53:20 AM  
 
2013-07-30 08:53:53 AM  
Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.
 
2013-07-30 08:59:13 AM  

Dafatone: Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.


They are looking to ban him because when he found out about the investigation, he was trying to buy up incriminating records from Biogenesis with the intent of destroying them. And he did test positive before there official disciplinary measures in place. If he did intentionally try to interfere with the MLB investigation, a lifetime ban is warranted, IMO. Once gain, it's not the crime. It's the cover-up.

And that piece of shiat Braun got off light.
 
2013-07-30 08:59:28 AM  

Dafatone: the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?


He wouldn't hypothetically get a lifetime ban under the steroid abuse policy, Selig has the power to ban A-Rod for life under the CBA.

MLB thinks it has all the proof it needs.
 
2013-07-30 09:05:13 AM  
Bud's gone mad with power trying to create a legacy for himself and is basically going to do whatever he wants at this point

It's laughable how in six years Arod went from the rightful eventual home run king to baseball's biggest villain. Sportswriters are petulant children. Good to know that Arod is a worse person than Josh Lueke.
 
2013-07-30 09:05:18 AM  
No more threads until they actually do something. If they ban him for life, baseball can kiss labor peace goodbye, because that would directly violate the CBA.
 
2013-07-30 09:05:34 AM  
Ban_Him.jpg

(Can't get to Photobucket at work. I'm picturing the emperor from Gladiator.)
 
2013-07-30 09:06:37 AM  

Dafatone: Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/spor ts/baseball/08sotaraton.html?_r= 0

He tested positive the first year he got al mvp, broke 300 homeruns (hitting 47) and got a silver slugger. It was on a government report.
 
2013-07-30 09:06:42 AM  
What would be interesting is how the union handles it:

1. Stand up for a guy who is clearly as guilty as you can possibly be of breaking the rules, who flaunted it, and who the entire fanbase, his own team included, hates and thinks of as a complete toolbox. Then next time there is a labor dispute, be thought of as "yea, well those assholes stuck up for Arod" by the fans.

2. Let A-Rod hang out to dry, and take the hit in their power and credibility with their players

The fact that rodriguez hasn't quietly taken some kind of back end deal, like, "oh, yea, my hamstring is completely farked up, guess i have to retire!" despite all of the opportunity dangled in front of him to do so just goes to show what an asshole he is. I mean everyone wins in that situation. Union doesn't lose face, his team gets rid of the distraction, and he gets to retire and maybe have a shot at the hall down the road on a veterans ballot or something.
 
2013-07-30 09:07:32 AM  

mainstreet62: Dafatone: the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

He wouldn't hypothetically get a lifetime ban under the steroid abuse policy, Selig has the power to ban A-Rod for life under the CBA.

MLB thinks it has all the proof it needs.


I think they're going to have a hard time convincing an arbitrator that this isn't a PED-related ban.
 
2013-07-30 09:08:04 AM  

Bareefer Obonghit: Dafatone: Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/spor ts/baseball/08sotaraton.html?_r= 0

He tested positive the first year he got al mvp, broke 300 homeruns (hitting 47) and got a silver slugger. It was on a government report.


The CBA clearly stated that the PED punishment scale was not retroactive to prior violations.
 
2013-07-30 09:08:08 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Bud's gone mad with power trying to create a legacy for himself and is basically going to do whatever he wants at this point

It's laughable how in six years Arod went from the rightful eventual home run king to baseball's biggest villain. Sportswriters are petulant children. Good to know that Arod is a worse person than Josh Lueke.


Getting busted cheating a few times, and then being a complete toolbox about it, will do that to you.
 
2013-07-30 09:09:05 AM  
I could only think of a handful of people that are more deserving than ARoid.
 
2013-07-30 09:09:34 AM  
I hope that made your...single..WS championship in this century worth it, Yankee fan.
 
2013-07-30 09:10:37 AM  

meanmutton: mainstreet62: Dafatone: the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

He wouldn't hypothetically get a lifetime ban under the steroid abuse policy, Selig has the power to ban A-Rod for life under the CBA.

MLB thinks it has all the proof it needs.

I think they're going to have a hard time convincing an arbitrator that this isn't a PED-related ban.


I'm pretty sure there is a clause in there alowing Selig to act unilaterally in the "Best interests of baseball", and I dont think you would have a hard time convincing most fans that throwing arod out for life would fall under that.

Now how the union allowed such language in the cba is beyond me.
 
2013-07-30 09:11:49 AM  
The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end, Selig
i273.photobucket.com
Or A-Rod.

/it's a no lose situation for me.
 
2013-07-30 09:13:16 AM  

Crewmannumber6: The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end, Selig
[i273.photobucket.com image 88x100]
Or A-Rod.

/it's a no lose situation for me.


Honestly, I can't decide which outcome I like better:

As someone who hates arod, him getting thrown out of the game with a tarnished name
As someone who hates the yankees, him somehow skating by on this, and them having to continue to deal with it for a few more years
 
2013-07-30 09:13:21 AM  

LineNoise: meanmutton: mainstreet62: Dafatone: the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

He wouldn't hypothetically get a lifetime ban under the steroid abuse policy, Selig has the power to ban A-Rod for life under the CBA.

MLB thinks it has all the proof it needs.

I think they're going to have a hard time convincing an arbitrator that this isn't a PED-related ban.

I'm pretty sure there is a clause in there alowing Selig to act unilaterally in the "Best interests of baseball", and I dont think you would have a hard time convincing most fans that throwing arod out for life would fall under that.

Now how the union allowed such language in the cba is beyond me.


Lifetime bans are only allowed for PEDs and violating the "integrity of the game", aka gambling. ARod has met none of those thresholds. Suspend him for 5 years, sure, but you ban him for life.
 
2013-07-30 09:14:29 AM  

LineNoise: meanmutton: mainstreet62: Dafatone: the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

He wouldn't hypothetically get a lifetime ban under the steroid abuse policy, Selig has the power to ban A-Rod for life under the CBA.

MLB thinks it has all the proof it needs.

I think they're going to have a hard time convincing an arbitrator that this isn't a PED-related ban.

I'm pretty sure there is a clause in there alowing Selig to act unilaterally in the "Best interests of baseball", and I dont think you would have a hard time convincing most fans that throwing arod out for life would fall under that.

Now how the union allowed such language in the cba is beyond me.


Fans aren't the ones who get to decide that, though.  The arbitrator that A-Rod will appeal the suspension to as under the PED section of the contract gets to decide that.

The problem is that the league has to somehow convince an arbitrator that this isn't a PED-related suspension and thus the PED-related sections of the contract don't apply.  I don't know how they'd argue that.
 
2013-07-30 09:15:37 AM  
He'll be dead?

/Cross him off then!
 
2013-07-30 09:17:01 AM  

Nabb1: Dafatone: Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.

They are looking to ban him because when he found out about the investigation, he was trying to buy up incriminating records from Biogenesis with the intent of destroying them. And he did test positive before there official disciplinary measures in place. If he did intentionally try to interfere with the MLB investigation, a lifetime ban is warranted, IMO. Once gain, it's not the crime. It's the cover-up.

And that piece of shiat Braun got off light.


I guess Melky should have been banned for life when he set up a fake website to give himself an alibi for his PED use.  That's interfering with an investigation, isn't it?
 
2013-07-30 09:20:22 AM  

LineNoise: meanmutton: mainstreet62: Dafatone: the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

He wouldn't hypothetically get a lifetime ban under the steroid abuse policy, Selig has the power to ban A-Rod for life under the CBA.

MLB thinks it has all the proof it needs.

I think they're going to have a hard time convincing an arbitrator that this isn't a PED-related ban.

I'm pretty sure there is a clause in there alowing Selig to act unilaterally in the "Best interests of baseball", and I dont think you would have a hard time convincing most fans that throwing arod out for life would fall under that.

Now how the union allowed such language in the cba is beyond me.


The Commissioner has always had the power to act unilaterally "in the best interests of the game." That's not new to this CBA.
 
2013-07-30 09:20:38 AM  

LineNoise: Union doesn't lose face, his team gets rid of the distraction, and he gets to retire and maybe have a shot at the hall down the road on a veterans ballot or something.



Why even have a Baseball Hall of Fame at this point? It seems like most of this generations best players were involved with PED's in some way or another and the MLB is doing everything they can to not let them into the Hall.. I mean, look who was on the ballot this year and only three people got inducted.. And they all died in the 1930's..

/Pack it up folks...
//Last one out, turn out the lights..
///I'm not discrediting the three inductees this year, I imagine they are deserve to be in the Hall..
 
2013-07-30 09:21:18 AM  

Wise_Guy: Nabb1: Dafatone: Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.

They are looking to ban him because when he found out about the investigation, he was trying to buy up incriminating records from Biogenesis with the intent of destroying them. And he did test positive before there official disciplinary measures in place. If he did intentionally try to interfere with the MLB investigation, a lifetime ban is warranted, IMO. Once gain, it's not the crime. It's the cover-up.

And that piece of shiat Braun got off light.

I guess Melky should have been banned for life when he set up a fake website to give himself an alibi for his PED use.  That's interfering with an investigation, isn't it?


Take it up with the league if you don't think it's fair.
 
2013-07-30 09:21:42 AM  
So nothing has happened? Any actual baseball news made last night?
 
2013-07-30 09:22:23 AM  
Did A-Rod have a threesome with Selig's wife and daughter or something?  I mean, I 100% get the hate for him coming from Yankee fans and I get the hate coming from people who are pissed in general about the steroid thing (and I'm sure they're also directing their Ire at Melky Cabrera, Braun, and the 30 or so guys whose names popped up on that document) but it's odd that Selig is going full retard on this.

I don't understand why Selig is going after A-Rod so much worse than he did Mekly or Braun, is really what I'm saying.
 
2013-07-30 09:23:38 AM  

Nabb1: Wise_Guy: Nabb1: Dafatone: Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.

They are looking to ban him because when he found out about the investigation, he was trying to buy up incriminating records from Biogenesis with the intent of destroying them. And he did test positive before there official disciplinary measures in place. If he did intentionally try to interfere with the MLB investigation, a lifetime ban is warranted, IMO. Once gain, it's not the crime. It's the cover-up.

And that piece of shiat Braun got off light.

I guess Melky should have been banned for life when he set up a fake website to give himself an alibi for his PED use.  That's interfering with an investigation, isn't it?

Take it up with the league if you don't think it's fair.


That's perhaps the least constructive comment we've seen on here so far.
 
2013-07-30 09:24:40 AM  
If he didn't have an anvil of a contract around the neck of the Yankees would we/he be going down this road?  Enjoy that upcoming Robinson Cano contract Yanks fans. I'm sure Scott Boras will be nothing but reasonable in those negotiations.

Does anyone have count on the number of times Sports Center ran the replay of the Saux runner being called out at home?  OH NOES HOW DARE AN UMPIRE MISS A CALL!??!?!??  FIRST. BLOWN. CALL.  EVAR!!
 
2013-07-30 09:25:29 AM  

Nabb1: Wise_Guy: Nabb1: Dafatone: Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.

They are looking to ban him because when he found out about the investigation, he was trying to buy up incriminating records from Biogenesis with the intent of destroying them. And he did test positive before there official disciplinary measures in place. If he did intentionally try to interfere with the MLB investigation, a lifetime ban is warranted, IMO. Once gain, it's not the crime. It's the cover-up.

And that piece of shiat Braun got off light.

I guess Melky should have been banned for life when he set up a fake website to give himself an alibi for his PED use.  That's interfering with an investigation, isn't it?

Take it up with the league if you don't think it's fair.


My point is, either interfering with an investigation is ban-worthy or it's not.  If it is, they should have gone after Melky, but AFAIK nothing was done.  How then can they argue that interfering with an investigation is worthy of a ban under the pretense of being in the best interest of baseball?
 
2013-07-30 09:27:09 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Lifetime bans are only allowed for PEDs and violating the "integrity of the game", aka gambling. ARod has met none of those thresholds. Suspend him for 5 years, sure, but you ban him for life


I would say that attempting to obstruct the investigation violates the integrity of the game, wouldn't you?
 
2013-07-30 09:28:30 AM  

LineNoise: The fact that rodriguez hasn't quietly taken some kind of back end deal, like, "oh, yea, my hamstring is completely farked up, guess i have to retire!" despite all of the opportunity dangled in front of him to do so just goes to show what an asshole he is. I mean everyone wins in that situation. Union doesn't lose face, his team gets rid of the distraction, and he gets to retire and maybe have a shot at the hall down the road on a veterans ballot or something.


With 100m on the table, the insurance company isn't going to just roll over and accept it so the Yankees can get 80% of their money back.
 
2013-07-30 09:30:11 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Lost Thought 00: Lifetime bans are only allowed for PEDs and violating the "integrity of the game", aka gambling. ARod has met none of those thresholds. Suspend him for 5 years, sure, but you ban him for life

I would say that attempting to obstruct the investigation violates the integrity of the game, wouldn't you?


Intimidating witnesses and buying documents is definitely shady.

But enough about Bud...
 
2013-07-30 09:32:35 AM  
I really want to know exactly what they have on him. It's got to be something crazy
 
2013-07-30 09:37:28 AM  

Wise_Guy: Nabb1: Wise_Guy: Nabb1: Dafatone: Out of everything that's happened, the one guy that gets a lifetime steroid ban is someone who has never tested positive and has never gotten into legal trouble over steroids?

Really?

Look, I get that everyone hates A-Rod, since he's a pretty awful guy, but come on.  His career's even taken a much more natural progression than guys like Bonds or Clemens.  He isn't 39 and dominating.  He's fading in his late 30s.

Plus, add in that this is pretty much all Selig's fault in the first place for looking the other way when steroids help revive baseball.

They are looking to ban him because when he found out about the investigation, he was trying to buy up incriminating records from Biogenesis with the intent of destroying them. And he did test positive before there official disciplinary measures in place. If he did intentionally try to interfere with the MLB investigation, a lifetime ban is warranted, IMO. Once gain, it's not the crime. It's the cover-up.

And that piece of shiat Braun got off light.

I guess Melky should have been banned for life when he set up a fake website to give himself an alibi for his PED use.  That's interfering with an investigation, isn't it?

Take it up with the league if you don't think it's fair.

My point is, either interfering with an investigation is ban-worthy or it's not.  If it is, they should have gone after Melky, but AFAIK nothing was done.  How then can they argue that interfering with an investigation is worthy of a ban under the pretense of being in the best interest of baseball?


Melky simply got popped on a random test and tried to come up with a sorry excuse after the fact. A-Rod was actively trying to intimidate witnesses and destroy evidence in an ongoing investigation that had to do within more than just himself.
 
2013-07-30 09:38:18 AM  

Rex_Banner: I really want to know exactly what they have on him. It's got to be something crazy


They'll leak it if he fights.
 
2013-07-30 09:39:13 AM  

meanmutton: Fans aren't the ones who get to decide that, though.  The arbitrator that A-Rod will appeal the suspension to as under the PED section of the contract gets to decide that.


I believe someone posted in yesterday's thread that, by going after him under the CBA, the arbitrator would be -- Bud Selig.
 
2013-07-30 09:40:12 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Lost Thought 00: Lifetime bans are only allowed for PEDs and violating the "integrity of the game", aka gambling. ARod has met none of those thresholds. Suspend him for 5 years, sure, but you ban him for life

I would say that attempting to obstruct the investigation violates the integrity of the game, wouldn't you?


Honestly, no, I wouldn't.  Taking money to throw a game, sure.  Gambling on baseball, sure.  Paying off an umpire, sure.  This, though, seems to me as just part of the PED scandal.
 
2013-07-30 09:42:02 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Lost Thought 00: Lifetime bans are only allowed for PEDs and violating the "integrity of the game", aka gambling. ARod has met none of those thresholds. Suspend him for 5 years, sure, but you ban him for life

I would say that attempting to obstruct the investigation violates the integrity of the game, wouldn't you?


Maybe. It would really depend on the details. You'd have to argue that somehow ARod's actions have harmed the credibility of MLB games, beyond the general steroid issue (because this would not be a PED ban)
 
2013-07-30 09:42:19 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: meanmutton: Fans aren't the ones who get to decide that, though.  The arbitrator that A-Rod will appeal the suspension to as under the PED section of the contract gets to decide that.

I believe someone posted in yesterday's thread that, by going after him under the CBA, the arbitrator would be -- Bud Selig.


Except that an independent arbitrator tries PED cases.  A-Rod will just call up the arbitrator and say that this really is a PED case and then it would be up to the arbitrator to decide if he has jurisdiction or not.  If Selig ignores the arbitrator, it would likely go to the NLRB, which is union-friendly.
 
2013-07-30 09:47:30 AM  
All I needed to know about A-Rod I learned on 19OCT2004.

// didn't like him before that, but actively disliked him after that
// I had a kid do that to me in little league once, and there was no officiating crew to overturn the bad call
// it's the mark of someone who plays without integrity, and to do it on that stage is just disrespectful
// why yes, baseball is srs bznss
 
2013-07-30 09:49:19 AM  

Dr Dreidel: All I needed to know about A-Rod I learned on 19OCT2004.

// didn't like him before that, but actively disliked him after that
// I had a kid do that to me in little league once, and there was no officiating crew to overturn the bad call
// it's the mark of someone who plays without integrity, and to do it on that stage is just disrespectful
// why yes, baseball is srs bznss


"I got it!"  or ball slap?
 
2013-07-30 09:50:33 AM  
Oh hey, the rays are in first now? That's pretty cool.
 
2013-07-30 09:52:12 AM  

Dr Dreidel: All I needed to know about A-Rod I learned on 19OCT2004.

// didn't like him before that, but actively disliked him after that
// I had a kid do that to me in little league once, and there was no officiating crew to overturn the bad call
// it's the mark of someone who plays without integrity, and to do it on that stage is just disrespectful
// why yes, baseball is srs bznss


i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-30 09:52:38 AM  

meanmutton: Except that an independent arbitrator tries PED cases.  A-Rod will just call up the arbitrator and say that this really is a PED case and then it would be up to the arbitrator to decide if he has jurisdiction or not.  If Selig ignores the arbitrator, it would likely go to the NLRB, which is union-friendly.


You're missing the point. This is why Selig is making this a CBA issue, not a PED issue, to ensure that there is no arbitrator but him. A-Rod doesn't get to decide that this is a PED issue and involve an arbitrator. Sure, his attorney is going to push (and push hard), but if both Selig and the MLBPA are against A-Rod, he's likely going to be in a battle he can't win. This is why Weiner (huh huh) has advised players to try to cut a deal, like Braun did.
 
2013-07-30 09:56:23 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: meanmutton: Except that an independent arbitrator tries PED cases.  A-Rod will just call up the arbitrator and say that this really is a PED case and then it would be up to the arbitrator to decide if he has jurisdiction or not.  If Selig ignores the arbitrator, it would likely go to the NLRB, which is union-friendly.

You're missing the point. This is why Selig is making this a CBA issue, not a PED issue, to ensure that there is no arbitrator but him. A-Rod doesn't get to decide that this is a PED issue and involve an arbitrator. Sure, his attorney is going to push (and push hard), but if both Selig and the MLBPA are against A-Rod, he's likely going to be in a battle he can't win. This is why Weiner (huh huh) has advised players to try to cut a deal, like Braun did.


ARod can always challenge it in court, who will most likely push the issue to a court appointed arbitrator.
 
Displayed 50 of 213 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report