Found February 13, 2014 on The Roosevelts:
In the winter of 2003 two cities went after the same man. On one side, New York. On the other, Boston. In the middle, the hired gun: Alex Rodriguez. “The Deal” details how the Red Sox first failed to land Alex Rodriguez in a trade that was vetoed by the MLBPA and then lost the superstar to the rival Yankees. And this was just weeks after Boston lost to New York in a devastating Game 7 walk-off homer in the ALCS.

Alex Rodriguez locker kept open by Yankees

Alex Rodriguez's spring training locker has been kept open by the New York Yankees. Suspended for the season for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez had used the stall just to the side of the back entrance of the clubhouse at Steinbrenner Field. There was no nameplate on it Friday and no uniforms hanging inside. Carlos Beltran was assigned...

Al Golden, Alex Rodriguez, and Malcolm Gladwell are all people you’ll see in this picture

In what has to be one of the weirder pictures revealed today, here is Al Golden, A Rod, and Malcolm Gladwell all posing together. Ok, go about your business internet. The picture was originally shared by @JoshBrandfon, but for some reason he felt the need to delete it. People, a bit of advice, if you are going to delete something it’s probably best to not share it in the first...

A-Rod’s Near Trade To Red Sox Captured In ESPN’s ’30 For 30 Shorts’ (Video)

Alex Rodriguez nearly was traded to the Boston Red Sox before the 2004 season. The deal fell through, and a lot has happened since then. ESPN’s latest “30 for 30 Shorts” tells the story of the Red Sox nearly acquiring A-Rod during the 2003-04 offseason before the New York Yankees landed the slugger, who at the time was considered the best player in baseball. The Red Sox had...

Report: MLB Might Drop Lawsuit Against Anthony Bosch, Biogenesis

Major League Baseball reportedly is ready to move on now that Alex Rodriguez is doing the same. MLB might drop its lawsuit against Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to several major leaguers, including Alex Rodriguez, now that A-Rod has dropped his lawsuit against the league and the players’ union, according to the New York...

Lucas and Lucas February 11th, 2014

The Lucas and Lucas Show from February 11th, 2014 talked about Michael Sam potentially becoming the first openly gay athlete in professional sports, Marcus Smart shoving a fan, Putin’s Olympics, Alex Rodriguez dropping his lawsuit, and some NFL Draft insight. Take a listen: The post Lucas and Lucas February 11th, 2014 appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Lucas Frankel.

Derek Jeter says 2014 season will be his last

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday that the 2014 season will be his last. “The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball,” the Yankees captain said in a 15-paragraph note on Facebook. Jeter has five World Series titles, 13 All-Star team selections, five Silver Sluggers and five Gold Gloves in a 20-years Major League Baseball career...

A-Rod’s Season Of Suspension: Hanging With Malcolm Gladwell

Alex Rodriguez seems determined to link himself to the University of Miami whether ‘The U’ likes it or not. At a time when…


Alex Rodriguez decided to drop his lawsuits against Major League Baseball and the Players Union.  He realized that it was a no win situation.   Plus whatever left of his career could be salvaged, and if he wants to remain in baseball either a broadcaster or involved as a coach.   Rodriguez will serve his suspension for the 2014 season and might return next season. There...

A-Rod Signs with the Red Sox- ESPN's The Deal

In 2003, with Boston just weeks removed from the collapse in the ALCS to New York (thanks Aaron Boone), Red Sox front office has a brilliant idea to trade Manny Ramirez, Jon Lester and Nomar Garciaparra for baseball's best player, Alex Rodriguez. Not only did A-Rod have a squeaky clean image, but he could hit for power and play great defense at short stop. This was the deal that...

This is not the correct way to take a picture

FYI, if you’re doing it this way you’re doing it incorrectly. A woman attempting to take a picture at a hockey game in Sochi today. This may be one of my favorite pics ever. — Bryan Wood (@bryanwx) February 13, 2014 [Deadspin] Related Posts Greatest Les Miles picture of all-time Al Golden, Alex Rodriguez, and Malcolm Gladwell are all people you’ll...

With A-Rod banished, Yanks turn to Johnson & Co

With Alex Rodriguez banished for a year, the New York Yankees will turn their attention to Kelly Johnson & Co. at third base. The Yankees didn't respond at all Friday when Rodriguez gave up his legal fight and accepted his season-long suspension resulting from Major League Baseball's Biogenesis drug probe. ''It's something that seems to have been settled...

Yankees Spending Lots, But Spending Responsibly

A while ago we talked about the worst contracts on the New York Yankees. We linked to another author who had his six “bad” contracts as the predictable Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, and Mark Teixeira, as well as the much more debatable Jacoby Ellsbury, Ichiro Suzuki, and Derek Jeter. Now, Grantland’s resident baseball writer Jonah Keri just ranked MLB’s 15-worst contracts...

ESPN Documentary On A-Rod, Sox, Yankees

A new documentary short chronicles the epic struggle between the Red Sox and Yankees to win the services of Alex Rodriguez before the 2004 season. With crisp, candid interviews among the key principals (Larry Lucchino, Theo Epstein, Brian Cashman, John Hart), the film is a fascinating look behind the scenes of what would have been (up to that point at least) the biggest deal in Red...

Thankfully Alex Rodriguez can rightfully return to shortstop next season

Derek Jeter retires, via Facebook of course.Is that an IBM Selectric typewriter Derek?**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home

MLB to drop the lawsuit against Biogenesis, Bosch

The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just continues to underscore how legally baseless a lawsuit that was and how its putative purpose —...
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