Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/6/13
The Biogenesis suspensions were finally handed out by Major League Baseball and as suspected New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez took the brunt of the Bud Selig wrath. The often controversial Rodriguez was handed a 211 game suspension for his involvement with performance enhancing drugs and appears to be the MLB Scapegoat. A “Scapegoat” is defined by Wikipedia as “In modern usage a scapegoat is an individual, group, or country singled out for unmerited negative treatment or blame.[1] A whipping boy, “fall guy” or “patsy” is a form of scapegoat.” Rodriguez was handed down the most sever suspension since the likes of Pete Rose and his lifetime ban from baseball for his alleged role in MLB Betting. The Yankees slugger is the only player named that will appeal his punishment with the others accepting their respective 50 game bans. Rodriguez addressed the media before suiting up for the Yankees hours after the suspensions were announced Rodriguez told reporters: “I’m fighting
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