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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Hardball: When Major League Baseball investigators came to town

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.”

 

 

bob gee Posted: October 06, 2013 at 08:35 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alex rodriguez, biogenesis, mlb, seligula, steroids

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   1. spike Posted: October 06, 2013 at 12:27 PM (#4561630)
Money quote, as usual, is the last two grafs -

"The U.S. Attorney’s Office has convened a grand jury as part of a federal probe into the steroid scandal, and the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office opened a separate inquiry last month. Subpoenas were issued by Assistant State Attorney Michael Von Samft last month.

“This is going to make a lot of people start sweating now,” said former Miami federal prosecutor David Weinstein, who is not involved in the case. “This was baseball’s dirty little secret. Now someone else is looking at their dirty little secret.”

   2. Northpaw Posted: October 06, 2013 at 12:35 PM (#4561636)
one of the investigators would only say about his clients: “Be very careful. These are very, very bad people.”


Did he say it in Elmer Fudd's voice?
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 06, 2013 at 12:37 PM (#4561637)
A-Wod may be a scwewy woidhead... but he ain't going to Alcatwaz!
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 06, 2013 at 01:50 PM (#4561673)
He should have toined left at Al ALbeKOYkee
   5. puck Posted: October 06, 2013 at 02:20 PM (#4561688)
Money quote, as usual, is the last two grafs -

"The U.S. Attorney’s Office has convened a grand jury as part of a federal probe into the steroid scandal, and the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office opened a separate inquiry last month. Subpoenas were issued by Assistant State Attorney Michael Von Samft last month.


Is the grand jury investigating MLB's actions such as those alleged in the article? What sorts of indictments could there be--witness tampering and so forth?
   6. puck Posted: October 06, 2013 at 02:22 PM (#4561690)
In the course of ferreting out more information, one of baseball’s investigators developed a romantic relationship with a Biogenesis nurse. Rodriguez’s lawsuit identifies the investigator as Dan Mullin. The woman, who according to her Facebook page now works at Mount Sinai Hospital, did not return several messages left by the Herald. She also did not answer the door at her home.


Dan Mullin, a/k/a Patrick Healy from Rhode Island?
   7. The_Ex Posted: October 06, 2013 at 03:40 PM (#4561721)
Trial by media.

It seemed that MLB leaked a lot before ARod was charged. Since then they have gone relatively quiet.

Now ARod is on the offensive and most of the leaks recently have been to make ARod look to be the victim.

It would seem that MLB is comfortable with its evidence before the adjudicator and doesn't need extra spin at this time.
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 06, 2013 at 04:20 PM (#4561746)
Or it could mean they've shot their wad, and have nothing else to leak. How much new media juice could MLB produce by whispering "Remember our airtight case? Upon further reflection, it's really, really, REALLY airtight"?

Or, not. Honestly, there's no way to know. Anyone who thinks that either MLB or A-Rod are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth must be using substances a lot stronger than Biogenesis could cook up.

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