The story with New York Yankees third baseman can’t get any crazier.
During Alex Rodriguez’s 11 day hearing to possibly have his 211-game suspension overturned, A Rod realized today he had had enough after the arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify.
It’s being reported that after Horowitz made his ruling, Rodriguez slammed a table, uttered a profanity at MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and left the building.
“I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure that the player fails,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “I have sat through 10 days of testimony by felons and liars, sitting quietly through every minute, trying to respect the league and the process.
“This morning, after Bud Selig refused to come in and testify about his rationale for the unprecedented and totally baseless punishment he hit me with, the arbitrator selected by MLB and the players’ association refused to order Selig to come in and face me. The absurdity and injustice just became too much. I walked out and will not participate any further in this farce.”
Who does that? When you work for someone else you are at their mercy, no matter much money they are paying us. While A Rod may feel as though he is justified by his actions, this walking-out will only cast a larger shadow on his character, or the lack there of. I honestly don’t see this suspension being lifted or lessen.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,