Found July 31, 2013 on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
The following was indirectly mentioned yesterday in a brief comment by "Anonymous."  I suspect the writer is a high-ranking ESPN official, wracked by his lost morality, or a bureaucrat in the appropriate U.S. government agency, which is assigned to tap ESPN's phones. Frankly, I don't give a whoop. What follows is a terrifying path of pure, unadulterated truth.   Consider:1. ESPN, the international sports broadcast leviathan, is known to despise the New York Yankees baseball team with a hatred that burns hotter than a million suns. This view is indicated by its hiring of - among others - a certain ex-player referred to by our own blogger, Mustang, as Mr. "Financialwhiz McBloodsock."2. ESPN is legally and financially bound to Major League Baseball through massive broadcast rights contracts and raucous social events which include cocktails and funny business.3. In recent years, ESPN has coveted the radio rights to broadcast Yankee baseball games, so that i...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Alex Rodriguez, lawyer prepping to appeal suspension from MLB

Major League Baseball is waiting on Alex Rodriguez and his lawyer to know if they will accept a deal that will suspend the Yankee star player for the rest of the 2013 season, and all of 2014, according to the New York Daily News. If Rodriguez and his representatives reject a deal, A-Rods suspension could be announced as early as late Monday or Tuesday. According to a [...]

The Dugout: Braun & A-Rod are probably totally innocent

(via Getty Image)If you like baseball, perhaps you’ve heard the story of Ryan Braun — a nice Jewish boy who was accidentally accused of steroids and suspended before the people in charge realized he was a total sweetheart and couldn’t have done anything wrong — and Alex Rodriguez, a hard-working everyman who pulled himself up by the bootstraps and became one of the best players...

Report: Alex Rodriguez Will Be Banned for Life by MLB Before Weekend

Alex Rodriguez‘s career may be nearing its end. Major League Baseball is preparing to suspend Rodriguez for life for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, two sources told USA Today on Wednesday. The punishment will reportedly be handed down either Thursday or Friday along with announcements of 50-game suspensions for eight other players, including Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta and...

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez should be ready for simulated game Thursday

Whether you believe the conspiracy theories or not, Alex Rodriguez is still going through the normal rehab protocols a player with a quadriceps injury would.  He is taking grounders at the team's spring training complex, and he is hitting in the batting cages.  Soon, he could start playing games again. Adam Berry of MLB.com says Rodriguez should be ready for a simulated...

Rodriguez: 'I'm fighting for my life'

Alex Rodriguez says he's fighting for his life. The embattled New York Yankees' slugger did not deny using performance enhancing drugs on Monday in a news conference after Major League Baseball suspended him through the 2014 season. He said he will talk about whether he used PEDs at another time when he is more free to speak. He did, however, dig in for a battle, saying...

Alex Rodriguez reportedly negotiating settlement for suspension

Major League Baseball has been playing hardball with Alex Rodriguez since they began investigating his alleged involvement with Biogenesis, and it is slowly starting to look like the league will get its way. Rodriguez’s lawyers have been adamant throughout the entire process that A-Rod will appeal any suspension he is given, but could they be [...]

The Great Fall of A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez once had the smoothest road to Cooperstown paved for him.  He was meant to be the elite poster boy for this generation of the game.  Well Major League Baseball is making sure he’s the poster boy of something for this generation, it just happens to be steroids. When you think back to the 19 years we’ve had of Alex Rodriguez it’s really just disappointing to...

A-Rod, MLB far apart

Negotiations between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are apparently stuck on Rodriguez's desire to make sure he can cash in on at least some of the remaining $100 million owed under his contract and there's also a wide gap between the suspension he is willing to accept and the one MLB would like to issue two sources familiar with the talks told ESPN's "Outside...

Report: Alex Rodriguez Could Be Suspended Without Appeal by Bud Selig Using ‘Integrity of Game’ Clause

If this isn’t protecting “the integrity of, or the maintenance of public confidence in, the game of baseball,” not much would be. MLB commissioner Bud Selig is moving to use a remote clause in the MLB collective bargaining agreement that includes that phrasing to try to keep Alex Rodriguez from returning to baseball, the New York Daily News reports. Rodriguez, who is working...

MLB preparing lifetime ban for Alex Rodriguez

Major League Baseball will likely announce the Biogenesis suspensions this weekend. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, MLB is prepared to ban Alex Rodriguez for life and suspend others due to their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports that A-Rod and Major League Baseball are negotiating a possible suspension, with MLB holding out with the...

Alex Rodriguez only one of nine players not offered 50-game suspension as MLB closes in

Major League Baseball officials seeking to put the Biogenesis scandal behind them have offered 50-game suspensions to eight of the nine players facing discipline this week while continuing efforts to hammer out a deal with Alex Rodriguez that would prevent the steroid-stained slugger from ever returning to the field sources told the Daily News. Officials from MLB union leaders and...

Even if A-Rod is banned for life, the Rangers still owe him more than $40 million

If Major League Baseball were to ban Alex Rodriguez for life because of performance-enhancing drugs the New York Yankees would get off the hook for nearly $100 million in future salary. The Rangers would not be so lucky.

Alex Rodriguez Must Stand Up To Bud Selig

The issues in the Biogenesis case are two-fold: 1) the accused players supposedly used PEDs, which is against the rules of MLB’s drug policy, and 2) they used illegal drugs, thereby breaking the real law. It is there that gives Commissioner Bud Selig authority to go after these guys and dole out punishments, some exceeding the 50-game ban for a first offense. RODRIGUEZ: Not doing...

Report: MLB will suspend nine Friday

Major League Baseball is expected to announce the Biogenesis suspensions of nine players on Friday, but Alex Rodriguez's fate remains up in the air, according to a report in the New York Post.

A-Rod and eight others to be suspended this week, MLB tells union

Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic. Most of the players will be suspended for 50 games but some – including the Yankees’...
Yankees News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.