Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 8/3/13
  Play with fire and you get burned. MLB was none too please with the stunt Arod pulled after his minor league game on Friday where he addressed the media. As reported earlier, Arod held very little back and spoke openly that many people were quote ‘creating ways’ to cancel his contract. In the process Arod not only pissed off the Yankees but Major League Baseball and now they’re striking back. Settlement talks have been squashed, and the New York Daily News has reported the following: Alex Rodriguez just talked himself out of a possible settlement with Major League Baseball and faces a 214-game suspension to be handed down on Monday, the Daily News has learned. Following Rodriguez’s explosive comments after Friday night’s minor league rehab game in Trenton in which Rodriguez basically said Major League Baseball and the Yankees were conspiring to keep him off the field in order to void his contract, MLB officials have rejected Rodriguez’s request to negotiate a suspension settlement...
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