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Punitive Damages


Alex Rodriguez vs. The World.

Sue Who? Sue Everybody.

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1 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Jan 14, 2014 10:51 am

Lemme see: Filing this suit has a...

- miniscule chance of changing the outcome of my case
- 100 percent certainty of laying MLB's account of my misdeeds, which had been sealed, open to public scrutiny, line by detailed line

The only legal victory I think Rodriguez may be entitled to is a refund of what his lawyers have charged him.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 14, 2014 10:53 am

My brother had one of the Jerky Boys bootlegs in the late 80s early 90s. Funny shit. I didn't realize until recently that they did a bunch of albums and a movie.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 14, 2014 10:54 am

That picture of The Dude sums up my feelings about Alex these days.

4 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 14, 2014 10:57 am

3) yeah, hopefully ARod's legal team will track down his Creedence tapes.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 14, 2014 10:58 am

they're working in shifts

6 RagingTartabull   ~  Jan 14, 2014 12:36 pm


7 Greg G   ~  Jan 14, 2014 12:49 pm

ARod does have a case. He should hire a personal injury lawyer and sue for hurt feelings.

Suing the union is pretty ridiculous. So all the players have to chip in to pay for the union's lawyers to defend this case correct? So ARod is paying into the union to defend a suit from his own lawyers?

Suing the union is also unforgiveable, since he had meetings without the union rep by his own choice.

8 Simone   ~  Jan 14, 2014 12:56 pm

I just read that Alex sued the MLBPA too. Hilarious. Tell me that all these people do not deserve each other.

9 Simone   ~  Jan 14, 2014 1:21 pm

I wonder how much lower Alex can go? Maybe he will sue his cousin next.

10 rbj   ~  Jan 14, 2014 1:35 pm

Per hardballtalk, Alex is legally required to sue the union:

"When union members sue their employer for breach of contract under section 301 of the LMRA, they must also state a prerequisite claim of breach of their union’s duty of fair representation. See Vaca v. Sipes, 386 U.S. 171, 186-87 (1967); Thomas v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., 890 F.2d 909, 914-16 (7th Cir. 1989). This is because ordinarily, union members must first use the grievance procedures specified in the CBA rather than directly sue the employer; only when the union has breached its duty to fairly represent the union members in that grievance process may the union members bring a claim against their employer. See, e.g., DelCostello v. Int’l Bhd. of Teamsters, 462 U.S. 151, 163-64 (1983)."

11 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 14, 2014 1:36 pm

Sue Everybody! The crazy thing is that Marvin Miller would be in his corner because he thought that players should use PEDs and not be tested by MLB. He might not have agreed with suing the union but then again he certainly wouldn't be for the way the union has worked hand-in-hand with MLB these past few years.

12 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 14, 2014 2:10 pm

I wonder how all this ARod scorched earth nonsense looks to Tanaka while he's trying to figure out where he wants to go. Almost every obvious contender for his services has had doping issues, but none have played out anything like this. I can see this being a total turn off for Tanaka. If all the offers he's getting are relatively equal, why run to the club that currently has ARod's shit stuck to its cleats? Sure, there's a list of positive reasons to come to the Bronx, but for an outsider like Tanaka I can see this ARod mess being a boldface item on the negative list.

13 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 14, 2014 2:24 pm

I think the Rodriguez thing will have zero to do with Tanaka's decision. It'll be who offers top dollar and where he and his wife would most like to live. Word is that'll be either L.A. or NYC.

14 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 14, 2014 3:05 pm

yeah, but if the dollars are close, and it comes down to where they want to live, and they make a list of pros and cons, the ARod situation (and accompanying media circus) will not be on the same list as warm, sunny year-round weather.

15 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 14, 2014 3:09 pm

Yeah but the Dodgers have their own--Puig--dramas too. Kemp is a pending soap opera waiting to happen. Nobody out there likes Eithier. I I don't think Rodriguez factors into it. But I could be wrong.

16 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 14, 2014 3:22 pm

the thing is, Puig, Kemp, Eithier aren't getting the "60 Minutes" - front-page, lead-story in major news markets attention. Ryan Braun isn't getting anywhere near this attention. The U.S. media, not just the NY media, has latched on to the ARod mess, and is riding this wave of sewage as far as it will take them. To me, it all makes New York unappealing to a guy with Tanaka's opportunities.
I hope I'm wrong. I hope the Yankees get him, but I don't think this is helping at all.

17 Shaun P.   ~  Jan 14, 2014 3:27 pm

[11] And Miller - who of course made his bones as a steelworkers union lawyer in the bad old days (no offense to Tony Clark) - would be all over the "3 offenses so 50 games/offense = 150 games" calculus that the arbitrator crafted out of thin air.

The whole point of the Joint Drug Agreement is that the penalties and procedures are defined. In this one case, those defined penalties and process have been thrown out the window, to get to a result that MLB (and seemingly the MLBPA) desired. Based on that, it seems to me that A-Rod has a not miniscule chance with this suit [1]. Though I understand from actual labor lawyers that even with those facts, it is not a huge chance, but what does he have to lose?

18 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 14, 2014 3:32 pm

16) I would be careful to confuse the Yankees with Rodriguez. He's an island. The team itself doesn't give the impression of chaos.

19 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 14, 2014 3:36 pm

good pernt, good pernt.

20 Chris   ~  Jan 14, 2014 4:54 pm

So who's playing third?

21 rbj   ~  Jan 14, 2014 5:10 pm

[20] You got a glove?

22 Chris   ~  Jan 14, 2014 6:03 pm

I couldn't do it even if I was all hopped up on roids.

23 Simone   ~  Jan 14, 2014 9:28 pm

I just read his lawsuit against the MLBPA. Alex really is a mean SOB. Lance Armstrong was worse than him, but they are prefect for each other and should become friends. I am glad that Horowitz's decision was released so all Alex's fans have to now rationalize the evidence of his years of cheating and lies.

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