Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 10/5/13
I picked up Alex Rodriguez' suit against Team Selig yesterday. It's literary crack cocaine. You can't set it down - 33 pages of baseball corruption porn. Read it in your gimp suit, with GWAR playing on the stereo. The Old Yeller shooting highlight arrives on page 24 when the writing team turns its attention to NY Daily News columnist Bill Madden, aka "the Ghost of Dick Young." Since spring, Madden had been assuring everyone that A-Rod would never play an inning for the Yankees, that he couldn't swing a bat, that he was "the most wanted criminal in the game's history" and at one point, that he was comparable to Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster. Madden became A-Rod's harshest critic.So on Page 24, the suit draws Madden as the embodiment of MLB's "witch hunt," in which Selig's flunkies systematically leaked dirt to media outlets, seeking to smear A-Rod's pristine reputation. (Yeah, right.) The great moment came when Madden appeared on the Mike Francesa Radio Show. (Italics are mine):...
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