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A-Rod handed 211-game ban; eligible pending appeal

Aug 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was one of 13 Major League Baseball players who were suspended on Monday for receiving performance-enhancing drugs from a shuttered Miami wellness clinic, the league announced.

Rodriguez received a 211-game punishment from the league, which would be effective on Thursday and last through the end of the 2014 season. He is appealing the ban, the league said, and is eligible to play until an appeals verdict is rendered.

“I’m fighting for my life,” an emotional Rodriguez said at a press conference just after 6 p.m. “I have to defend myself. If I don’t defend myself, no one will.”

Rodriguez called the last seven months “a nightmare” and refused to admit he used performance enhancing drugs.

The bans to the other players linked with the Biogenesis clinic are effective immediately, which knocks out those players for virtually all of the remaining games this regular season. They would be eligible for the postseason, should their teams reach and the terms of their suspensions end.

“As a social institution with enormous social responsibilities, baseball must do everything it can to maintain integrity, fairness and a level playing field,” MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. “We are committed to working together with players to reiterate that performance-enhancing drugs will not be tolerated in our game.”

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Rodriguez said in a statement on Monday that he planned to fight his suspension through the appeals process.

“I am eager to get back on the field and be with my teammates in Chicago tonight,” Rodriguez said. I want to thank my family, friends and fans who have stood by myself through all this.”

Rodriguez also spoke to the media in a pair of news conferences over the weekend. He declined to discuss the case in details, citing an ongoing investigation, but he seemed to hint that forces were conspiring to keep him from playing.

“There is more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping on the field,” Rodriguez said Friday night. “It is not my teammates, it is not the Yankees fans. People have been trying to get creative trying to cancel my contract.”

The Yankees took the unusual step of distancing themselves from the league’s investigation of Rodriguez, saying that they agreed with the punishment but did not help the inquiry.

“The New York Yankees in no way instituted and/or assisted MLB in the direction of this investigation; or used the investigation as an attempt to avoid its responsibilities under a player contract; or did its medical staff fail to provide the appropriate standard of care to Alex Rodriguez,” the team’s statement said.

MLB Players Association head Michael Weiner agreed with the 50-game punishments but took issue with Rodriguez’s suspension, saying that Selig was not acting within his rights under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and union.

“Mr. Rodriguez knows that the Union, consistent with its history, will defend his rights vigorously,” Weiner said.

MORE: MLBPA believes Selig acted improperly

Rodriguez’s attorney David Cornwell, echoed the union’s sentiment.

“It is regrettable that the Commissioner’s office has taken this unprecedented action,” Cornwell said in a statement. “Major League Baseball has gone well beyond the authority granted to its Joint Drug Agreement and the Basic Agreement. Consequently, we will appeal the discipline and pursue all legal remedies available to Alex.”

The full list of suspended players is: Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers; Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres; Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers; Francisco Cervelli, New York Yankees; Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners; Jordany Valdespin, New York Mets; Sergio Escalona, Houston Astros; Fautino De Los Santos, San Diego Padres; Cesar Puello, New York Mets; Fernando Martinez, New York Yankees; Antonio Bastardo, Philadelphia Phillies; Jordan Norberto, free agent.

MORE: Several Biogenesis players are stunningly equally ashamed of themselves

Cruz, who is a free agent after this season, said in a statement that he began using PEDs to recover from illness that caused him to lose 40 lbs before the 2012 season. Concerned that he would not recover quickly enough, he said he began doping.

“Faced with this situation, I made an error in judgment that I deeply regret, and I accept full responsibility for that error,” he said. “I should have handled the situation differently, and my illness was no excuse.”

A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon, Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal also were connected to the clinic by several reports, but all three were suspended for positive tests over the past year — which reportedly overlaps with MLB’s Biogenesis records — so another suspension would be considered double jeopardy. Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun accepted a 65-game ban last month for his involvement with the clinic.

Selig lauded the success of the league’s drug policy, which succeeded despite only one known positive test: Braun was caught for a PED violation before the 2012 season but won his case on appeal. Players suspended Monday were done so for non-analytical positives, which occur when the league has evidence of a player’s use despite not having a positive test.

In this case, the league received cooperation from Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, who agreed to cooperate and share evidence in exchange for the league’s dropping a lawsuit against him, indemnifying him against further damages and paying some, or all, of his legal fees according to ESPN. MLB had no comment about its involvement with Bosch.

MORE: MLB statement on the Biogenesis suspensions

“This case resoundingly illustrates that the strength of our Program is not limited only to testing,” Selig said. “We continue to attack this issue on every front – from science and research, to education and awareness, to fact-finding and investigative skills.

The allegations against Rodriguez and others were first revealed in late January, when the Miami New Times published a report that connected them to Bosch and his clinic. Bosch reportedly provided a group of MLB players with human growth hormone and steroids as early as December 2011. The New Times story, along with reports by Yahoo! Sports and ESPN, reportedly spurred MLB’s investigation.

“Despite the challenges this situation has created during a great season on the field, we pursued this matter because it was not only the right thing to do, but the only thing to do,” Selig said.

Bosch faces a federal inquiry into whether Biogenesis illegally distributed steroids to high school students and major leaguers, according to reports by ESPN and the Miami Herald. Bosch’s lawyer, Susy Ribero-Ayala, has not responded to messages left by NBC Sports.

The matter reportedly is being handled by Jeff Novitzky, the federal agent who directed investigations of BALCO, a clinic in the Bay Area that was found to have distributed steroids to athletes.

Rodriguez, 38, is fifth on MLB’s career home run list, with 647 spread over two decades with three teams. Barry Bonds holds the record, with 762, but many fans believe that mark to be illegitimate because of Bonds’ tie to BALCO.

Rodriguez admitted in 2009 that he used steroids for three years, from 2001-03, while he was a member of the Texas Rangers. His name also appeared on a list of 104 players who tested positive for PEDs in a 2003 MLB survey, according to a report by Sports Illustrated.

The survey, which was confidential, reportedly was done to measure the extent of baseball’s problem with performance-enhancing drugs, not to determine who was actually using them. So Rodriguez’s alleged positive test could not have resulted in punishment.

Rodriguez has yet to play this year after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left hip in January. His recovery efforts stalled in mid-July, when he strained his left quadriceps. Rodriguez claimed he was ready to return. The Yankees said he was not.

Rodriguez sought a second opinion from a New Jersey doctor, who examined an MRI of the slugger’s leg and proclaimed him fit both over the telephone and in a subsequent media blitz. The Yankees were displeased that Rodriguez sought a second opinion without informing them in writing first, according to ESPN.

107 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. hjack9240 - Aug 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Shame he wasn’t banned for life. I’m sure the union now jumps in to assure that he doesn’t miss a game.

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      good, that is what the union is for, and he will get 50 games like everyone else.

      • hjack9240 - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        So he lies, breaks every moral value known to kids (role model), cheats, and the union comes to his rescue.

        And people wonder why unions are so despised.

    • jprcox - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      I think 211 games is a ban for life for ARod. The fact is who knows if this guy can even play well without the PEDs. I think he’s been taking them his entire career – and he may have skills, but that very well could be what separated him from the typical player.

      If I was the Yankees I would not be happy I was duped into paying a play who I thought was simply that good $275m – but as we find out it was the meds pushing him to that point of “greatness”. Armstrong the same thing.

      • anythingbutyanks - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:21 PM

        It is not a ban for life because even if he can’t lift a bat, he’ll be able to collect his money in 2015 and beyond. It effectively ends his pursuit of career records, but I don’t think anyone was prepared to celebrate his achievements anymore as it is.

      • bucsducksipa - Aug 5, 2013 at 9:02 PM

        The fact of the matter is there is no known drug that would inherently make one a better baseball player. PED’s have been known to enhance reaction time, they could increase quickness and speed and they could increase ones overall strength or recovery time from a number of injuries commonly suffered by athletes. MLB, the MLBPA and every single person involved with either, with the exception of those who didn’t put the drugs into their body is complicit. Hell they practically jacked them up, everyone of them would have sold their soul for baseball to come back from the 94-95 strike and many of them did. Right is right, wrong is wrong and fair is fair. Selig handing down this suspension, four times any other, reeks of corporate gluttony from both the Yankee’s and MLB. In some very confused minds that have no sense of justice, making an example of an individual is going to prevent future infractions. By who? Where was MLB’s commitment to “do everything it can to maintain integrity, fairness and a level playing field,” prior to the reporting of player involvement in January? Anyone naive enough to believe Selig’s sanctimonious justification of MLB’s actions needs to contact me about the bridge I’ve got for sale only 10.8 miles from Yankee Stadium.

      • pjmarn6 - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

        The yankees weren’t duped, they are arrogant and stupid. Who in their right mind doesn’t know that a baseball player peaks in his performance by his late 20’s or early 30’s?
        You have to be very stupid and blind not to know that and offer such a ridiculous contract.

    • dsriley01 - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      Oh! Poor, poor A-Rod. Why should he take any responsibility for his actions. “He’s fighting for his life” Really! Do you mean you have a life threatening illness? The only illness you have is narcissism.

      Instead of A-Rod he should be called Rodrig-ass from here on out. He couldn’t act like a gentleman and make his “poor me” speech AFTER the game. He had to grab all of the Attention BEFORE the game. It’s all about Him.

      • critter69 - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:20 AM

        I’m sure there are many people and/or their descendants from the death camps in the mid-20th century; or the areas (anywhere in the world) where famine and/or drought occur; soldiers and/or civilians in areas of war or conflict; etc., that would be very happy to switch places with a-rod. After all, they literally were/are fighting for their lives, while a-rod is guaranteed an income each year that is more than almost all people see in a lifetime.

    • toosano - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      Time to cut that cheater.

    • pjmarn6 - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Why are American baseball players’s cheating treated so lightly. Turkey suspended 31 olympic players for two years. One has been banned for life for a second offense.
      Why the kid gloves with these “MEN”? 1/3 of a season so that they can earn 67% of their multimillion dollar salaries.
      The unions have the fans by the short and curlies. It is time for American players, who are adults, and should know right from wrong to get the maximum punishment, permanent lifetime bans, just as Armstrong got, and get out of the game. That should be a deterrent for any future baseball player to dare use drugs. Nothing short of a first time permanent ban is going to have any effect on these criminals who used drugs to harm their teammates, opposition players, steal from the fans and disgrace what was our national pass time.

      • bigharold - Aug 6, 2013 at 2:45 AM

        “Turkey suspended 31 olympic players for two years.”

        So what? Exactly what bearing does that have on MLB? The topic here is MLB so what ever they do to Olympic athletes is irrelevant.

        “.. players, who are adults, and should know right from wrong to get the maximum punishment, permanent lifetime bans,…”

        Under the terms and condition of the CBA and JDA most of them are, .. 50 games for first time offenders. Bruan decided to settle but A-Rod has decided to fight to make MLB adhere to the contract they signed.

        This isn’t a popularity contest nor is it an inquisition. The very thing that provides MLB with the authority to sanction players for PED violations is clear about what those sanctions can be in terms of length. And, MLB exceeded those limits. All your sanctimonious ranting and raving doesn’t change those facts.

    • crushskippy - Aug 6, 2013 at 2:34 AM

      “And people wonder why unions are so despised.”

      Whether you make as “much” as $8.00 an hour or $70, and you are NON union, you can still thank the unions for that fact or you’d be making a lot less – guaranteed. Ignorance must truly be bliss. Read a book and stop typing.

      • bigharold - Aug 6, 2013 at 2:59 AM

        “…thank the unions for that fact or you’d be making a lot less…”

        You haven’t a God damn clue as to what you are talking about. Unions dragged more people into the middle class in the 20th century than any other phenomenon. In a consumer based economy such as the US,you need a healthy middle class otherwise there is no sustaining the way of life we enjoy.

        Just in case you are thinking about making so stupid generalization about what I do, .. I’m a VP for a major cooperation and I’ve never been in a union in my life. But, I clearly have a better understanding of macro-economics than you will ever have.

      • crushskippy - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM

        @ bigharold

        Your comment is baffling. You’re essentially calling me an idiot, yet you seem to agree with me that unions are a GOOD thing! If you are saying the opposite then I really don’t know what you mean by saying the unions brought more people into the middle-class than anything. I HEARTILY concur. Perhaps you misunderstood my comment. The first sentence is a quote (thus the “quote marks”…) from a comment above mine, which I then proceeded to eviserate. Please, do clarify

      • brucefan1 - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        Hahaha! I love the way this “union” thread has devolved into total inanity; union supporters arguing with union supporters and union haters arguing with union haters!

        And if like that “boss” guy is right that unions are dead then that means wages, working condtions, pensions and benefits are sure to eventually go down, Down, DOWN (union efforts were the only things that got them negotiated in the first place; no boss was going to offer them! LOL).

        I’m sure glad I was able to retire comfortably at 58 before all that happens- with a sweeeet union-negotiated pension! (Surely, no one is going to “despise” me for that, right?! :^}

    • claytonfuller - Aug 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      dam unions

      • pjmarn6 - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

        smallharold, I run three businesses and not one is unionized. I have degrees in economics and accounting. I have carefully followed the union development throughout the years. The time of the unions is over. They are now a nuisance and anti public. Every day there is some corruption reported about one union or another.
        I doubt that you are a VP or have any position of authority. Everyone who works for me and is valuable gets a good salary and a year end bonus. The ones who cannot produce or have a bad attitude are soon gone. You talk like a fool. Unions didn’t drag people into the middle class. Explain why unions daily lose membership and unionized workers make up less than 6% of the working class. Get the latest statistics on what unionized workers and non unionized workers take home pay for the same job are. They are the same! The only difference is that the extra money that unionized workers get goes to the unions and the cost of buying from the unionized businesses is greater. Everyone should know that unions are detrimental to the U.S.A. When you get educated and know the U.S. government statistics and have everyday hands on experience with workers, salaries, productivity and can PROVE it get back to me. The baseball union is a farce. Protecting thieves, cheats and liars is what unions have always done and do today.

    • claytonfuller - Aug 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      Exactly, he broke the law, the union should butt out.

  2. sabatimus - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Yanked? There’s nothing there to yank.

  3. mrpinkca - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    He has a point with the whole voiding his contract thing. Awfully convenient for the Yankees to get his contract off the books for 2 years. Especially seeing as it gets them out of the luxury tax.

  4. losntina69 - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    So it’s okay to ban someone for life because of betting but for real cheating you only get banned a season and a half??? NICE. I wanna play baseball now.

    • nofunleague - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      I agree with you but Rose was dumb enough to agree to it.

  5. barkar942 - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Suspensions mean nothing. If you really want to put a stop to all of the drug use, suspend them with no pay AND make the players pay back to the teams all of the millions they made while they were using these drugs (kind of the Lance Armstrong penalty). Then you might get through to everyone that the drugs are illegal.

  6. dylanesq - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    It kills me. Players, many from other countries, get an opportunity of a lifetime to benefit in so many ways from playing in the MLB and they basically thumb their noses at or bite the hand that feeds them ! There are many keen, skilled, clean, fine, up and coming players to fill their shoes so throw the book at these campesinos and tell them to go fishing for a living.

    • jacobwalters85 - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:29 PM

      Players from other countries (especially poor nations) end up supporting entire communities back home. Often times, cheating to get a better contract is what they choose so they can feed more of their relatives and people from their communities. Those people are significantly more honorable in their pursuits, then Braun and especially A-Roid. They are doing it for fame and their places in history.

    • pjmarn6 - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      You have to know the Latin American culture. Cheating is embedded in their culture. Lying is embedded in their culture. Not to say that lying and cheating is not also in the American culture. Also stupidity, as the yankees have shown, is not part of the culture. Contracts should be based on performance. No performance, minimum wage. Injuries are covered by insurance. Why should fans be forced to watch sub par teams or players who have to get doped up to walk out on the field.

  7. crushskippy - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Biggest LOSER here is not AROD, it’s Major League Baseball. They lose all credibility with this witch-hunt, where they inappropriately and continually leaked info to the press before undermining the very collecgtive bargaining agreement which allows them to take action.

    They can suspend a player for 50 games on a first offense. They are NOT granted any latitude to extend the number. They can NOT arbitrarily call this a “second” offense, just because of Rodriguez admitting he used PEDs several years ago. That would be like you getting arrested for a DUI which has a maximum sentence of 6 months, but the judge giving you 5 years as a “third” offense, just because you had made statements that you had driven under the influence several times as a teenager. Oh, and by the way, giving you 5 years even though the law he is working under only allows him to give 3 years on a 3rd offense! Even if they are allowed to arbitrarily make the 2nd offense declaration, the CBA provides an absolute penalty – 100 games – not 210!

    BASEBALL is dirty – and not just the players who use. How many teams were willing to turn a blind eye, despite constant information flow regarding people like Sammy Sosa, Mark McGuire, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and dozens and dozens of others, simply because their feats were filling seats?

    • ilovegspot - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      You have no credibility. Get with the times, this isn’t the 90’s anymore. You contradict yourself. MLB is damned for pursuing Aroid and damned for not perusing other cheaters15 years ago.

      • crushskippy - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:59 AM

        Straw man argument (a logical fallacy). I’m not damning MLB for pursuing Arod. There is a focking PROTOCOL for what they do when someone is a violation. ABIDE BY IT. If you don’t, then you open yourself up to legitimate questions about what you have done in the past – not just 15 years ago but as recently as the guys who recently got 50 game suspensions. WHY Arod with the UNAUTHORIZED 210 game suspension? Want to make a bet, smart guy? Want to bet that the arbitration will overturn a 210 game suspension?

    • smillr58 - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      You’re a clown

  8. nofunleague - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Whats up with all of them being Latino? All but Braun

  9. rasetwo - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Boo fricken hoo!! You cheated, you got caught, deal with it. You should have been banned for life. These overpaid whiny babies should all be taught a lesson!!

  10. guy5517 - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    He is a drug abuser, cheater and liar. Sounds like a great roll model for our children. I was an avid Mets fan until the strike in 94. Was at Shea the night the Mets clinched in 69. The Cubs had lost a day game and the Mets won to clinch. After 94 there was just no reason to go back and even less reason today. Just dont miss it.

  11. raidersftw - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Free a rod

  12. jollyjoker2 - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    so what, people forget in about a week and they will be back putting the needles in the arms or wherever. Lot of money in this stuff.

  13. sailbum7 - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    I would bet that the Yankees have all their lawyers at work looking for a way to break ARod’s contract. At this point, I do not think they care of he ever returns. He will certainly not be worth the money they are paying him after being out for almost two entire seasons. I say almost because he has played a few AA games and will likely play a few for the Yankees while his appeal is pending, although there is a chance that the Yankees will keep on the bench rather than bring him back for a few games knowing he will be gone again shortly. I think that ARod should not appeal, count himself lucky that he did not receive a lifetime ban under the “detrimental to the game” provision in the basic contract, and take his well deserved punishment like a man. Of course there is no way that ARod is going to do this. I think it has more to do with getting back on the field for a few games to show that he is fully recovered from his surgery and is back to his old level of play. This would no doubt help should the Yankees find some way out of his contract and let him go by showing other teams that, at least phyically, he is not damaged goods. ARod should count himself lucky that he was suspended unde the drug progam and not banned for life under the “detriment to the game” clause since under that clause he would not be able to play while he appealed, He would have to challenge the ban in the courts, not to the league, which would not have been very good for his chances of winning an appeal.

    I think that the ban of ARod should have been for life. What ARod has done and the way he has handled this entire issue has done far more damage to the image of baseball than Pete Rose betting on games he was not playing in. With the league opting not to ban ARod for life, in fairness they really should look at reinstating Rose so that at least he can be admitted to the Hall of Fame. Rose is one of the best hitters the game has ever seen and he did it without PEDs. For him not to be in the hall is just not right. There are far too many players in the hall who did far worse things.

  14. deejer - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    “I have to defend myself.” How? “I have a right to dope because I’m bigger than the game?” What a moron. Drugs have made him even stupider and more selfish than he already was — if that’s possible!

  15. thenewsangel - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    HGH and Test are commonly prescribed legally every day in this country at “Rejuvenation” and “anti-aging clinics”. What I can’t figure out is why the NFL gets away with steroid use and baseball picks on anti-aging therapy??? I think all pro baseball and NFL players are extremely overpaid……I am not a fan of these rediculous contract deals….it is corrupt and morally wrong. But why is the NFL left unchecked? When u see the size of the players…..everyone has got to realize they are “juicing”……come on people….are we this stupid? its obvious. Any average
    income family should be able to afford a day at the ballpark with the kids…..u shouldn’t have to be an elitist to go to a game.

  16. bmoreravens1012013 - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    It’s a joke that these dudes get to come back for the playoffs. That’s just insane.

  17. granadafan - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    His contract should be voided as he clearly cheated to get that contract. This applies to all the other cheaters. 50 or 200 games is nothing compared to the massive contracts they sign.

  18. aknonsnowbird - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Let’s help out the MLB and vote for immigration reform!! hahaha.

  19. moogro - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Interesting dispersal throughout many teams.

  20. sportfan2 - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Who really cares about these people. Not even worth discussing.

  21. rangermania - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Poor A-Rod. Boo hoo. He is getting his just deserts. His body is breaking down as his stats over the last few years clearly expose. His crying is all about money as his rep is history – chemical history. None of his stats since 2001 mean anything. He will miss only 30 mil or so which he can recover when he hits homer #660. So he still has 60+ mil left on his contract after 2014 + that 30 mil. He should be grateful he didn’t receive a lifetime ban which based on his actions he deserved. And thanks to the Yankees for taking him off the Texas payroll!

  22. alzalf - Aug 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    What is the criteria for a substance to be called a PED. Is coffee a PED, caffeine pills, energy drinks, back in the days of Babe Ruth, they had kegs in the dugouts, is/was beer a PED. Exactly what aspect of an athletes physical performance is enhanced vs those that have never taken a so called PED. Are muscle builders or too much weigh lifting a PED. How about if you take too many multi-vitamins. What if all athletes took PED’s then there would be no banning of players or exceptional athletes from sports for something that has a huge grey area in my opinion. Fact of the matter is to be a top rated athlete you have to be in top physical condition and put more time in the gym and on the field than someone that puts to much time in a bar or at the buffet table or just try’s to get by with minimal conditioning. There will always be exceptional athletes- A-Rod and Lance Armstrong definitely fall into this category, there are always the haters that love to see them dragged down and degraded. What purpose does this serve sports. People do not know all the facts yet are rapid to place judgment on others.

    • sabatimus - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:19 AM

      The facts are out there. Your ignorance of them is utterly apparent in your post.

  23. sabatimus - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Naturally…

  24. julesluvssports - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Hey A-Rod, little 2 year old Lowell just lost his battle to live. You don’t know what fighting for life means until you are in the shoes of Lowell and those like him.

    You are not fighting for your life, you are fighting for your narsisstic self and money.

  25. mlawson447 - Aug 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Egotistical to the max. He could use his suspension time to go work withy the poor. But Roberto Clemente he’s not.

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