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Boston Sports Then & Now:
It was December 2003, and the Red Sox had just lost the ALCS to the hated Yankees a couple months prior, but everything seemed to be going the Red Sox way. They had just traded for the best Shortstop in all of baseball, and once he worked out a restructured deal, he would come to Boston and a number 3 jersey with the name Rodriguez would be handed to him at a press conference.
All of that happened except the press conference. In 2004, #3 had the name Reese on it and not Rodriguez. This was a nightmare for the Red Sox and their fans. The trade in which the Red Sox sent Manny Ramirez to the Rangers for Alex Rodriguez was dead. The Red Sox needed A-Rod to take a pay cut, he agreed, but then the Major League Baseball Player Association stepped in and put the kibosh on the deal saying A-Rod couldn’t take a pay cut.
As it turned out A-Rod went to the Yankees, and the MLBPA’s decision to not let A-Rod take a pay cut to go to Boston was one of the greatest things to ever happen in Boston R...
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An anonymous teammate of Alex Rodriguez says Yankees players are prepared to trash the third baseman if it is discovered he used PEDs and lied about it.
Before we get started on parsing the mysteries of Alex Rodriguez, know that this is the source of inspiration for the post. Thanks, Yahoo! Expert, Tim Brown. Now, into the depths of sports lunacy. Much beloved centaur and former best baseball player in the world, Alex Rodriguez has been a source of comedy and controversy for a long time. The Biogenesis scandal has just been another...
Although Alex Rodriguez said he was ready to return to the Yankees lineup on Friday, the team has insisted he remain at the Minor League complex in Tampa, Florida, for more rehab on his strained left quadriceps.
As reported by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com,
"An evaluation performed on Thursday by Dr. Dan Murphy in Tampa showed
there has been progress with the injury, but...
TAMPA, Fla. — A doctor retained by Alex Rodriguez for a second opinion — one that contradicted the New York Yankees’ diagnosis of his leg injury Wednesday — was reprimanded this year by New Jersey’s board of medical examiners over steroid prescriptions.
Rodriguez is one of more than a dozen players under investigation by Major League Baseball for alleged ties to a Florida...
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A doctor who claims he examined Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees third baseman supposedly suffered a quadriceps injury says A-Rod has no such injury.
Alex Rodriguez didn't stop to talk with reporters after his rehabilitation session at the team's minor league complex, two days before Major League Baseball is likely to suspend the New York Yankees third baseman for his connection to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Coming back from January hip surgery and strained quadriceps he hurt...
It is an all-out war of words in the Bronx between Alex Rodriguez, who wants to be playing in the Bigs this weekend, and the Yankees, who claim he is still injured.
Alex Rodriguez obviously wanted his personal doctor, Dr. Michael Gross, to appear on WFAN Wednesday and claim he is fully healthy and does not have a Grade 1 quad strain, contrary to the New York Yankees’ diagnosis. Now that he has attempted to make a point, Rodriguez wants to move forward. On Thursday, A-Rod released [...]
I don’t talk just read the sign T…The latest details regarding Alex Rodriguez’s doctor and his damaged relationship with the Yankees organization is great stuff. A-Rod might just face a lifetime ban from major league baseball, so let’s all pray for A-Rod.-TOAlex Rodriguez 1987 lookin assAlex Rodriguez is the Fugitive?
So, Alex Rodriguez may be in trouble for going out of turn when it came to consulting a doctor outside of the Yankees purview...
What a player is supposed to do, according to the MLBPA by-laws and collective bargaining agreement, is notify the team in writing that you're seeking an opinion that has nothing to do with the team you play for...
The whole thing has become a circus now.
The only thing I am curious about is if A-Rod gets to keep his money now.
Less than a week after being sent back to Tampa with a grade 1 quad strain, Alex Rodriguez says he is ready to play. This news comes following a second opinion by controversial Dr. Michael Gross. The Yankees have said that ARod is not ready to play and he [...]
As expected, the New York Yankees were not pleased with Alex Rodriguez on Wednesday after his doctor appeared on the radio to declare the slugger perfectly healthy. Last weekend, the Yankees announced that an MRI had revealed A-Rod is dealing with a Grad 1 quad strain, which will cause him to miss at least another [...]
A person familiar with the Yankees' deliberations says the team
intends to discipline Alex Rodriguez for seeking a second medical
opinion on his injured leg without New York's permission.