Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 10/18/13
Alex Rodriguez has not swung a bat since September 25, yet, here we are, almost a month later, with people chanting his name in New York.  Of course, the chants aren't coming from Yankee Stadium...they're coming from across the street of the offices of Major League Baseball. You see, ever since the Rodriguez appeal hearing began on September 30, members of Hispanics Across America have been camped out, showing their love for the Yankees slugger as he tries to get out of his pending 211-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy. “For years, Hispanics Across America has been fighting for better treatment of our children here at home, as well as in places like the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Venezuela where our families still live and where their children are being poorly treated by Major League Baseball,” reads a statement by HAA president Fernando Mateo. “We are fighting for justice for Alex Rodriguez. We do not suggest that he should be excused for anything he has done wrong. In fact, he should be held accountable, but fairly and consistent with the treatment of other first-time offenders.” “I’m here in support of Alex Rodriguez and what Fernando Mateo is trying to do, to make sure that one member of our community gets justice," Rodriguez supporter Ruben Diaz Sr. told the New York Daily News.  “I think that 211 games is unprecedented, unfair and unjust. I think it’s discriminatory, too.” Okay.  Does anyone other than these two crackpots believe Rodriguez (who was paid close to $30 million to play in 44 games this past season) has been treated unfairly by Major League Baseball?  The fact that he was allowed to go out there and take the field following news of his August 5 suspension proves the opposite, right? But there's the HAA, out there every day, supporting the guy.  They've even set up a website where they are, get this, asking for donations to try and stop the "injustice regarding the 211-game suspension". Ugh. 

This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

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