The Fraudulent One Arrives (New York Daily News)Our national pastime's long national nightmare is about to come to an end. The appeals hearing for Alex Rodriguez begins today in New York City. MLB will start presenting its case against The Fraudulent One, charging that: 1.) he used PEDs from the notorious Biogenesis clinic, and 2.) that he recruited players to the "anti-aging" scam and 3.) he interfered with MLB's investigation into the case. Rodriguez was given a 211-game suspension, which he appealed—allowing him to impact the AL playoff races. Thankfully, The Bronx Embalmers did not themselves make it to the post-season. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz will decide the case. In typical pathetic fashion, Rodriguez addressed the press thusly, "I'm excited. This has been a burden, a big burden...I'm fighting for my life and my whole baseball legacy." Legacy????