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It might be the MLB offseason, but that doesn’t mean that Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez is staying out of the news headlines. Quite the opposite, he’s going to be seeing his face all over the front pages again, and not for anything good. During a grievance hearing today in regards to his current 200+ game suspension for PED violations, Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez walked out of the meeting when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled that baseball commissioner Bud Selig did not have to testify before A-Rod’s attorneys. According to ESPN New York and a source close to the proceedings, Rodriguez slammed his hand down on the table and cursed out baseball COO Rob Manfred. The following is courtesy of ESPN New York. “This is ridiculous,” Rodriguez is said to have shouted after Horowitz issued his ruling shortly before noon at MLB’s offices on Park Ave. Rodriguez then pointed his finger at Manfred, who directed baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis clinic suspected of being a source of supply of illegal PEDs to ballplayers, and said “You know you’re full of s—!” Rodriguez issued a statement through his spokesman after the incident. But instead of the typical “damage control” statement, he seemed to be completely defending his own actions. He seemed like he thought he was justified in leaving. “I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure that the player fails,” Rodriguez’s statement said. “I have sat through 10 days of testimony by felons and liars, sitting quietly through every minute, trying to respect the league and the process. This morning, after Bud Selig refused to come in and testify about his rationale for the unprecedented and totally baseless punishment he hit me with, the arbitrator selected by MLB and the Players Association refused to order Selig to come in and face me. “The absurdity and injustice just became too much. I walked out and will not participate any further in this farce.” Neither Manfred, Selig nor Joseph Tacopina, Rodriguez’s lead attorney, was immediately available for comment. The spokesman for Alex Rodriguez DID add that he believed that this dispute would end up in federal court. What do you think? Was A-Rod justified in walking out of the hearing? Could he have handled this just a… little bit better? Let us know by liking us on facebook and following us on twitter! The post Alex Rodriguez storms out of grievance hearing appeared first on New York Sports Kings.
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“This is ridiculous,” Rodriguez is said to have shouted after Horowitz issued his ruling shortly before noon at MLB’s offices on Park Ave.
Rodriguez then pointed his finger at Manfred, who directed baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis clinic suspected of being a source of supply of illegal PEDs to ballplayers, and said “You know you’re...
Alex Rodriguez has walked out of his grievance hearing after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify.
Horowitz was in the midst of the 12th day of hearings Wednesday on the grievance filed by the players' association to overturn the 211-game suspension given to Rodriguez by Major League Baseball last summer for alleged violations...
Showing little sign of the illness that KO'd him from a scheduled meeting with nemesis Major League Baseball Friday, Alex Rodriguez emerged from a black SUV Monday morning at 9 sharp, ready to resume his contentious arbitration hearing at baseball's Park Avenue offices, where his legal team opened its defense.
"Hi guys, how are you? I'm excited to get back in there...
((HT: Sportsnet/YES))Alex Rodriguez decided to call his meeting with Major League Baseball a "farce..."A lot of people would agree, but not for the reason he claims the meeting was a farce...After not getting the commissioner to agree to answering questions in New York City, Rodriguez and his legal team stormed out of the MLB offices and decided to go on their (the HQ is...
It wasn't exactly an F. Lee Bailey cross-examination, but Alex Rodriguez’s top defense lawyer put Randy Levine on the stand Tuesday in the star-crossed player’s contentious arbitration hearing at Major League Baseball’s Park Ave. offices and questioned him for about 10 minutes on a variety of subjects.
According to a source familiar with the hearing, Joe Tacopina revisited...
Alex Rodriguez's lawyers were back at his arbitration hearing
without him Thursday, a day after he added a different kind of
walk-off to go along with the 11 game-ending hits in his big league
The Big Leagues And then the embattled slugger went on the radio to talk all about it.
Some people will buy it. Maybe not a lot, maybe only a lunatic
fringe, but some. Some people will view Alex Rodriguez as a martyr,
and there is nothing baseball can do about that now.
Alex Rodriguez is pure drama.
Today, A-Rod stormed out of his grievance hearing after arbitrator, Fredric Horowitz, refused to call MLB commish, Bud Selig, to the stand.
That just happened per every media outlet in the country. Check the video at BusinessInsider.com HERE.
Apparently, upon hearing Selig would not testify, A-Rod slammed his hand on the table...
Photo via CNN.comScott Levesque (@scottlevesque)Online Content EditorI'm not going to intro this video with an incoherent ramble about the absurdities that are Alex Rodriguez. As much as it pains me, I'm going to refrain from doing so.However, I will say this about the following video: It's the perfect visualization of why Alex Rodriguez is where he's at.(Get ready...
New York, NY -- This morning with Sportsradio WFAN, New York's Boomer and Carton, Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer Joe Tacopina attempted to clear up some of the A-Rod questions and misconceptions, after a crazy week for the player that included his arbitration hearing. Some of the topics covered during the lengthy interview include claims that:• His team has “overwhelming” evidence...
Yankees President Randy Levine has been told to be ready to testify Tuesday at Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension.
The hearing resumed Monday before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who presided over the 10th session Tuesday. Horowitz also heard the case from Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and Oct. 15-18.
MLB and the players' association appear to be trying...
Yankees President Randy Levine testified at Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing Tuesday and denied conspiring with Major League Baseball on the 211-game suspension given to the New York third baseman last summer.
On the 10th day of the hearing, which started in September, Levine was asked a series of questions by Rodriguez lawyer Joseph Tacopina, according to a person with knowledge...
It’s been an interesting sports media week and we have it covered on Sports Media Weekly. Joining Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and me for the program this week is Brian Berger of Sports Business Radio. We begin the program looking at the appearance late this afternoon of Alex Rodriguez on the Mike Francesa radio program on WFAN in
I was home sick from work yesterday when I heard about Alex Rodriguez storming out of the MLB hearing on his case, throwing a hissy fit over Bud Selig not having to testify. I then heard about his appearance on Mike's On, Mike Francesa's WFAN sports radio show with the dated theme song. (Mike, it's 2013, not 1986!)Anyhow, I ended up getting to watch the replay on the...