Sunday, October 06, 2013
alex rodriguez’ alleged violations? the sky is falling! think of the children!
major league baseball’s? sounds of crickets…and i don’t mean “that’ll be the day”.
They banged on doors, slipped through guard gates and flashed envelopes stuffed with cash. They hired a peddler of performance enhancing substances, paid for stolen documents and canoodled with a potential witness.
Major League Baseball’s sleuths, most of them former New York City cops, were described by one witness as “goons” with “big muscles” who bullied their way across South Florida in a quest to nail players involved in baseball’s biggest doping scandal.
In their zeal to clean up the sport, MLB investigators have been accused of discarding the rulebook much like the juiced-up ballplayers they were pursuing…
In a brief subsequent interview with the Herald, one of the investigators would only say about his clients: “Be very careful. These are very, very bad people.”
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Neither side has indicated an 11th-hour deal is in the works, Rodriguez’s camp has always denied any interest in cutting a deal with MLB, and the possibility of a deal pretty much evaporated in early August, just before MLB suspended Rodriguez and 12 other players, when baseball officials rebuffed union chief Michael Weiner’s request for a settlement meeting.
But allow me to throw this **** at the wall to see if is sticks.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Forgot to post this when it was published: an argument that Bud Selig’s overaggressive pursuit of Alex Rodriguez will actually hurt the cause of reducing steroid use by antagonizing the players’ union.
The sanctity of guaranteed contracts is an article of faith for the union…The union is also livid about breaches of players’ privacy during the Biogenesis investigation…
By overreaching in the Biogenesis investigation and alienating the union, Mr Selig may have gravely hindered his own effort to clean up the game. The fact that so many players involved in the scandal managed to dodge drug tests means that yet more stringent measures need to be implemented…All of these responses would have to be collectively bargained with the union. And thanks to Mr Selig’s overzealous handling of the Biogenesis case, Mr Weiner may be in no mood to play ball.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Among players accepting 50-game suspensions: #Rangers’ Cruz, #Tigers’ Peralta, #Phlllies’ Bastardo, #Mets’ Valdespin, #Padres’ Cabrera.
Colon, Grandal, Melky get no additional discipline. No violations found for #Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez. #Orioles’ Valencia. They are clear.
From Rosenthal’s Twitter feed.
Posted: August 05, 2013 at 11:38 AM | 157 comment(s)
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Not many people know what their life’s worth is. I do. Four grand. That’s what they took from me. And that’s what I was going to get back.
Bosch treated [Porter] Fischer through 2011 and 2012, even as Bosch cycled through business partners and clinic locations. Fischer, who was looking to leave the “impersonal and spotty” corporate world, saw Bosch’s clinic as a business opportunity and in October invested $4,000.
Bosch told him the money would help the clinic get through a “slight cash-flow issue,” Fischer recalled. Bosch said finances were tight because “a lot of ballplayers were on hold because of the Melky thing” — a reference to baseball’s suspension last summer of Melky Cabrera, then an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. Cabrera was suspended for 50 games last year after testing positive for an elevated level of testosterone.
As part of the $4,000 deal, Fischer joined Biogenesis as the marketing director and was given keys and alarm codes — “full access to the facilities.”
The partnership of Bosch and Fischer soured almost as soon as it began. Bosch rarely went to work and failed to pay employees, Fischer said. The clinic’s rent payments were late, and Bosch had stopped paying Fischer the money he owed him.
At one point, when Bosch could not be found and had stopped returning calls, another clinic employee said Bosch had gone to the American League Championship Series “to collect money.” [...]
On Oct. 30, Fischer went to the office after hours and took a stack of boxes filled with Bosch’s files.
Posted: August 03, 2013 at 09:39 PM | 9 comment(s)
Friday, August 02, 2013
...Yeah, another A-Rod thread…
Major League Baseball is expected to announce suspensions for the players connected to the Biogenesis PED scandel on Monday and it appears they have evidence showing Alex Rodriguez had been using steroids consistently since 2009, reports Jon Heyman of CBS.
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