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No Guts, No Glory:
When we last left the Alex Rodriguez circus, we learned that Rodriguez was willing to accept an 80-100 game suspension, and then retire when his suspension was served. All because Rodriguez wants most, if not all the money remaining on his Yankees contract.
Since then Rodriguez has vowed to refrain from discussing all non-baseball matters. But that hasn’t stopped those close to him from discussing matters non-baseball matters.
According to USA Today, Rodriguez turned down a 100 game suspension days before being hit with a 211 game suspension. And in response, MLB then offered Rodriguez a standing offer of a 150 game suspension.
A person close to Rodriguez, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the topic, told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that Rodriguez rejected a 100-game ban from MLB days before the announcement of his 211-game suspension and has a standing offer of 150 games.
Of course, MLB denies that any offer was ever made to Rodriguez.
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The New York Yankees are winning.
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Understandably, the team is in a win now or no baseball in October place, as they are closer to elimination than postseason contention.
Last nights hero, Jason Nix described what is going right after his post game Gatorade bath.
“I feel like we have a little bit of a jolt to our team. We are playing really, really well...
How much better do you believe yourself to be than Alex Rodriguez. Sure, he lied. So have you. Oh, but he lied again! Again, so have you. But he took PEDs! Yeah, well, who doesn’t take meds? Ya know what? I will let Real Sports’ Bryant Gumbel takeover from here as he pontificates on the A-Rod situation, and more specifically, America’s reaction to it. Gumbel Commentary: America’s...
Conflicting reports are surfacing today about whether Alex Rodriguez can still accept a reduced suspension of 100 or 150 games if he forgoes an appeal. A member of A-Rod's "posse" supposedly told USAToday that such an offer is still alive. However, MLB vice president Rob Manfred emailed the following response to the newspaper: "We have not offered 100 games and...
The New York Yankees have the best record in the American League East since Alex Rodriguez returned from injury. Of course the media circus surrounding A-Rod has still been a distraction that he no longer wants to deal with.
Rodriguez told the media, “I’m shutting it all down, I’m shutting it all down. The focus is to be back on the field. There are so many great stories...
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All-time hit king Pete Rose thinks Ichiro is a fantastic ballplayer but argues the hits he tallied during his career in Japan shouldn't count towards his professional total.
I promised I wouldn’t keep posting things about A-Rod, but sometimes you can’t resist the temptation to blow the guy up. To be clear about things, I don’t dislike A-Rod like most. I actually have a little bit of sympathy for the guy because everyone is doing ‘roids, but A-Rod is getting fleeced for it.
Well, that fleecing includes a suspension for all of 2014, which means...
Alex Rodriguez has boosted YES Network’s flagging New York Yankees ratings. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers are on pace for their highest rated month of the season, and “The ’99ers” was the second-most viewed ESPN “Nine […]
I have not written a word about Alex Rodriguez since it became clear that he was appealing his …The post Actions Speak Louder than Words: MLB Suspends Dempster appeared first on On Her Game.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi's opinion hasn't changed 36 hour later: He still thinks Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster should be suspended for hitting Alex Rodriguez with a pitch on Sunday night.
Girardi is worried that if Dempster is not suspended it will be "open season" on Rodriguez.
"You just can't throw at someone because you don't...
Ryan Dempster wants to put Sunday’s A-Rod debacle behind him, serve his suspension and move on. It’s easier said than done.
Alex Rodriguez isn’t going anywhere for now, and until he’s forced to serve a suspension, neither is the circus that accompanies him. Rodriguez is going to be under a microscope for as long as he’s playing, which is something that those in the Red...
David Ortiz doesn’t get what all the fuss is about.
Ortiz rubbed some people the wrong way earlier this week when he told USA Today Sports that he didn’t think that Ryan Dempster drilling Alex Rodriguez during Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees game was the right thing to do. Ortiz still stands by his comments, but he also thinks that everyone is blowing the whole situation out of proportion...
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Is it a worthy punishment...???
He was fined an undisclosed amount for "intentionally throwing at and hitting Alex Rodriguez."
"I was just trying to pitch inside," he said after the game in defense...
Yankees manager Joe Girardi say it will be ''open season'' on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster for hitting the New York star with a pitch.
Dempster threw one pitch behind A-Rod's knees and two more inside at Fenway Park on Sunday. Then his 3-0 pitch struck Rodriguez's left elbow pad and ricocheted off his...
Outside of Milwaukee Brewer superstar Ryan Braun, no other Major League Baseball player is as despised as New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez. Ironically, UFC president Dana White, who is a die hard Boston Red Sox fanboy, came to A-Rod’s defense while appearing as a guest on “Fox Sports 1 Live.”
Granted, White didn’t give A-Rod props for anything he has accomplished on the field...