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However you feel about the Alex Rodriguez debacle, you have to agree that it makes for excellent baseball television. Personally, I’m quite enjoying the circus – schadenfreude has always been one of my strong suits.
When A*Rod takes the field in Chicago, he’ll doubtless face a loud chorus of boos and jeers. After talking to a few Yankees fans, I don’t think his reception would be much better at home in the Bronx; Rodriguez has a seriously dwindling list of supporters.
But to focus on Alex Rodriguez at the expense of all the other storylines surrounding the suspensions would be a mistake. Sure, A*Rod’s return is somehow both arrogant and brave, and certainly makes for great drama – but there’s so much more to talk about.
In light of Bud Selig’s singleminded prosecution of Rodriguez and his fellow PED users (which, of course, is warranted given their alleged indiscretions), we should not lose sight of the fact that it was Selig and his power structure who let the stero...
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The Alex Rodriguez show has only just begun.
English: A-Rod batting in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
And here is what happened on A-Rod’s first official day back in the pinstripes:
- MLB finally handed out the infamous Biogenesis suspensions yesterday, and A-Rod got the heftiest at 211-games. The other 12 players busted will sit out 50-games, which is standard...
It is certainly no secret that Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman sees things through a Yankees-colored light to the point that she probably wears pinstriped pajamas. But she found a new way to prove that sometimes, at least, she just doesn’t see all of reality.
Waldman and longtime radio partner John Sterling were on hand Monday night in Chicago where Yankees third baseman...
Your browser does not support iframes. New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch during a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, and the fans in attendance seized the moment. As expected, White Sox fans booed A-Rod mercilessly when he appeared in his first MLB game this season on [...]
Alex Rodriguez will reportedly appeal any suspension levied by MLB in connection to Biogensis and PEDs. This meme shows what his defense will be.
Alex Rodriguez has the MLBPA in his corner, but it's likely over how long his suspension is, not if he's deserving of one
On Thursday, MLB’s suspension of Alex Rodriguez kicks in, and from there, the collectively bargained process around his rights to a grievance will officially kick in. An army of writers have spilled gallons of ink on the subject with the particulars...
The Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension.
The New York Yankees slugger was suspended through the 2014 season on Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttled Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
LOS ANGELES I'm really concerned about Alex Rodriguez.
I'm not worried that he'll never play another game he probably doesn't have many of those left in his 38-year old body anyway. And I'm not worried about him being elected to the Hall of Fame, because as long as suspicion and not fact can keep you out, it's not a real HOF anyway. No, I'm actually...
WFAN cut to every Alex Rodriguez at bat last night. Besides the overkill, you had the demented one, Suzyn Waldman, hearing and seeing things. Sure, cheers for Arod but -- wow, Friday's going to be like Kim Jong-un has returned home.
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A total of 12 players, not named Alex Rodriguez, have been suspended in consequence for their involvement with the shady South Florida drug clinic known as Biogenesis. All 12 have accepted their suspensions with none having plans to appeal.
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It should also be noted that Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani...
One by one the names were read, but only one brought an immediate response from me: Jordany Valdespin of the New York Mets.
The reaction was two-fold. First laughter, because aren’t these supposed to be “performance enhancing drugs?’’ The second was this probably explains a lot about his behavior, which seemingly has been a permanent case of “Roid Rage.’’
On August 4, 2013, Commissioner Bud Selig, through Major League Baseball, announced the suspensions of thirteen players for using Performance Enhancing Drugs. The players that were suspended include: Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Jesus Montero, Everth Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli and Antonio Bastardo who are all still on Major League rosters. The other six players are...
When news broke thatMajor League Baseball had suspended Alex Rodriguez through 2014, opinions ranged far and wide on the punishment for the slugger and whether or not it was fair. While Rodriguez has vowed to fight the suspension, one person had an interesting theory on why A-Rod has had so many troubles lately.
Former Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen chimed in with his thoughts...
It was a dark day for baseball.
No, it was a great day for baseball.
How about we just agree it was an important day in baseball history?
Monday was D-Day for Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation, as 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions for violating MLB's drug policy and Yankees star Alex Rodriguez defiantly appealed a suspension through the 2014 season...
The Yankees square off against the White Sox in the second game of a three-game series tonight from Chicago. Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup, this time as the designated hitter in the three-hole. Tonight also features a great pitching match-up with Hiroki Kuroda going against hard throwing lefty Chris Sale. Check out our game preview here.
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Today on The Slant, host Brad Stein discusses the legacy of Alex Rodriguez, the impact that additional replay will have on MLB, Tiger Woods, and other hot topics.
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