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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Davidoff: Deeply missed Michael Weiner is baseball’s Person of the Year

I gave Weiner this title, along with Forde, last year because of the way he conducted himself upon learning of his diagnosis in August 2012, and he just kept going in his final calendar year of life. The A-Rod/Biogenesis mess kept Weiner plenty busy and in the spotlight, and he worked for the players until he had nothing left to give.

It became evident Weiner didn’t believe that A-Rod was fully innocent, just as he worked with the other 13 Biogenesis players to find punishments that worked. But when MLB slapped A-Rod with that record-long suspension, Weiner turned his vigor toward his more natural adversary: the league. Weiner understood protecting both the player and the precedent is critical, and he wouldn’t let the smaller picture get in the way of that.

eddieot Posted: December 18, 2013 at 02:23 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: a-rod, michael weiner, mlbpa

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   1. Bob Tufts Posted: December 19, 2013 at 09:54 AM (#4620777)
And kudos to Shannon Forde in her battle against breast cancer which metastasized but has been under control due to hormone treatment and other medicines since late 2012.

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