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A-Rod met with MLB today to talk about the poker stuff

Aug 26, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout as the Yankees take batting practice in Minneapolis

Alex Rodriguez met with Major League Baseball officials in Baltimore today. The topic: those tabloid/blog reports about his underground poker games and his alleged trip to Mohegan Sun.

MLB is not at all happy with A-Rod over this stuff. No word on whether part of that unhappiness has anything to do with his presence at Mohegan Sun somehow interfering with Major League Baseball’s extensive advertising relationship with Mohegan Sun. Awwwwwk-ward!

I’m willing to bet all of the canned goods on New York bodega shelves in advance of this hurricane that A-Rod gets no discipline out of this. I’d make the same bet even if they hadn’t already been looted bare.

Update: Rodriguez was quoted afterwards as saying that the two-hour meeting “went well.”

“They asked questions and I answered them,” he said. “I’ll let them review it, chew on it and then let them come back to us.”

Rodriguez also indicated that he denied much of what has been written about his participation in underground poker games.

“All the lies, you just can’t put up with that kind of stuff,” he said. “You just want facts and you always want to be treated fairly and I think I have been.”

  1. yankeesfanlen - Aug 26, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Don’t worry, 75% of the canned goods have expired. Across the river, kudos to Gov. Crisco for reminding people to bring a can opener so they can get at said goods. And free tolls for those on the Garden State Parking Lot.
    Before I crawl back under the bed:
    Leave ARod Alone!

    • jimbo1949 - Aug 26, 2011 at 6:03 PM

      Ah yes, Gov Crisco. Taking “helicopter parent” to a new level.

      • ditto65 - Aug 26, 2011 at 6:17 PM

        Gov Crisco never leaves home without a can opener.

      • bigharold - Aug 26, 2011 at 8:28 PM

        Or a knife and fork either apparently.

  2. aaronmoreno - Aug 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    How much of these meetings is MLB officials begging him to tone it down so the league looks like it has more than absolutely zero authority over this?

    • bigharold - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:02 PM

      It might help if there was something he did that actually was true. According to Kay on Yes, (I konw not exactly Edward R. Murrow), the report that he was defending himself against today concerned qa game that occurred during the 2009 WS. As I remember, .. he was working that week.

  3. proudlycanadian - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Leave AJ alone! Oops! Wrong guy! Never mind!

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