More mishegoss at the Rodriguez hearing.
it's drama like this that makes ARod the Jeffrey Dahmer of baseball.
but as I said in the previous thread, he's got a legitimate beef against Selig's refusal to explain the rationale behind the 211 game suspension. Selig should not be allowed to use the guy he appointed COO less than 2 months ago as a human shield.
But ARod's walk off/run home was far from a walk off home run.
Manfred, the new COO, is well-qualified to explain the thinking behind the suspension, as he apparently did at the hearing, but Selig should also have to explain himself.
Just hope this thing is settled one way ior anothwer very soon.
If Rodriguez bears the ill will against the Yankees that he seems to, he could be (among other things) just playing with the clock.
He knows that as the Yankees move to navigate the free agent market, the worst thing for the team in the short term isn't a successful arbitration or a failed arbitration -- it's a prolonged arbitration.
That would be vindictive, petty, and, by appearances, something he's entirely capable of.
 A*rod being petty? vindictive?
Apparently Rodriguez just gave a "surreal" interview on WFAN that has the peoples on Twitter wetting their pants.
So now Alex claims that Selig hates his guts. LOL! Boy, has the worm turned. When the Yankees trading for Alex, the media was full of stories about how much Selig liked Alex and how they were close and Selig wanted Alex out of Texas to put him on a winning team as well as help Hicks ease the Rangers' salary. I love that Alex is angry at the Yankees too.
Alex is full of BS. Why on earth should Selig should speak at the hearing? He has never at any other players' hearing.
Seriously, in the history of sports there have NEVER have a morally challenged greedy corrupt bunch of rich people who deserve each other more. I cannot even decide which are of them are the worse or the best of the lot: The Yankees organization (Steinbrenners and Cashman) or the MLB owners represented by Selig or entitled cheating Alex Rodriguez deserve each other. They all will be rich whatever happens so they will have their happy ending.
Just when I had sympathy for Alex.
I'm predisposed to support the player in nay battle versus management. A-Rod may make it hard but MLB is way out of control here and Bud Selig is a horrible commissioner. I hope A-Rod wins, gets paid and gives a middle finger to MLB AND the Yankees.
11) If there is one thing I am sure about is that A Rod will not be a winner here.
 Selig stepped outside the bounds of the CBA in arbitrarily smacking Alex with a 211 game timeout. I don't think its unreasonable that he should have to come to NY and justify that sometime over the course of a 12(!) day hearing.
9) Just because they are all rich doesn't mean they'll have happy endings. But I agree, they deserve each other.
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