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MLB drops the Biogenesis lawsuit

Feb 19, 2014, 9:09 AM EDT

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We saw this coming last week, but now it’s official:

MLB lawyers filed a one-sentence notice of withdrawal in Florida state court in Miami on Tuesday, ending the litigation against Bosch and five of his Biogenesis associates and effectively closing one of the most contentious chapters in baseball history.

Such a bad precedent. Now outsiders can breach Major League Baseball’s contracts with impunity! Hell, I’m going to go breach the CBA and JDA right now, and I bet MLB doesn’t have the stones to sue me to stop it! Just you watch!

Less sarcastic coverage of this farce of a lawsuit herehere and here. Short version:

  1. chip56 - Feb 19, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Wait, does this mean it’s over??? It’s finally, mercifully over??? No more biogenesis stories!!!! Woohooo!!!!

    Craig, who was the writer who said that absolutely nothing would come from that Miami Sun Times article that started this whole thing…was that you?

  2. rbj1 - Feb 19, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    I wish Florida would go after MLB for abuse of the judicial system. But it’d be a shame if something happened to spring training and all those teams relocated to Texas.

    • happytwinsfan - Feb 19, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      the abuse of the judicial system by corporate entities seeking advantage against their foes, is the common use of the judicial system. the reason that it goes unpunished must be that the judicial system likes it.

  3. disgracedfury - Feb 19, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    So the drug supplier of baseball players and children is getting away with it.So this is a “witchhunt” and not the ability to catch drug suppliers and stop them from making money.We let the bad guy go.How is this gonna help MLB stop PED’s when the big users are allowed on the street.

  4. Francisco (FC) - Feb 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    You know, in drug cases it’s the end-user or middle man who cooperates with the authorities to bring down the supplier. In MLB it’s the other way around.

    • stex52 - Feb 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      My goodness, FC, that is so cynical. Damned if you aren’t right, though.

    • cardinalcrazy - Feb 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      The main difference however is that Major League Baseball is worried about it’s baseball members, not criminals supplying drugs. MLB wants to ensure that everybody who plays baseball is clean. And by getting in bed with a loser like Bosch only proves how far they are willing to go. So the next baseball player may want to reconsider taking any illegal substance to improve their performance. How about we leave the crime fighting to the experts, i.e. the police!

    • Old Gator - Feb 19, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      FC: Well, in Bud Light’s backasswards way of looking at it, A-Roid was the supplier. But if we’re taking an objective view of the situation, Bud was the real Great Enabler. In his own mind, he probably thinks he’s pulled a fast one on history and vindicated himself. Unfortunately, history has a way of upending that kind of hubris, and like it or not, when the histories are written, Bud ain’t getting orf so easy no matter what he thinks now.

      Incidentally, I hope your family back home is safe and that things don’t get any worse.

      • Francisco (FC) - Feb 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM

        Thanks for the kind words Gator. So far they’re safe and sound.

  5. Old Gator - Feb 19, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    On the other hand, Bud Light bagged his big one. As Theodore Roosevelt says at the conclusion of The Wind and the Lion, “And now, if you don’t mind, I’d just like to be alone with my bear!”

  6. jeffbbf - Feb 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    yawn

    • stex52 - Feb 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      Not sleeping well, Jeff?

      • Old Gator - Feb 19, 2014 at 10:58 AM

        Must be getting early
        Clocks are running late
        Paint-by-number morning sky looks so phony.
        Dawn is breaking everywhere
        Light a candle. Curse the glare.
        Draw the curtains, I don’t care but
        It’s alright….

        Hunter/Garcia

  7. 4cornersfan - Feb 19, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    I see one of two possible things happening:

    1. ARod files a baseless defamation or tortious interference claim against Bosch which Bosch can’t afford to defend and agrees to dismiss the case if Bosch will admit that he perjured himself in the arbitration. This permits ARod to refile his case against MLB.

    or

    2. ARod and Bosch become partners in a Puerto Rican company named Sterogenisis that markets PEDs to MLB players along with instructions from ARod on how to avoid coming up dirty in the league’s drug test.

    • righthandofjustice - Feb 19, 2014 at 5:26 PM

      1. MLB have to pay for all legal expenses when he is sued by players per their unethical agreement with Bosch.

      and

      2. Selig, Levine and Bosch become partners in a Cuban/Dominican company that market legal PED to MLB players. The catch is whoever slip a brown paper bag stuffed with $100 notes to Dan Mullin under the table will be granted an exemption to use such drug. Whoever don’t pay up will be “tested” positive 3 times all in one day.

  8. yordo - Feb 19, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Don’t let it go, Craig. We demand justice for A-Rod.

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