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Report: Alex Rodriguez also fighting players union

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09:32 AM ET 10.06 | First, it was Alex Rodriguez against Major League Baseball. Next, it was Rodriguez versus the Yankees, his own team. Then Rodriguez found himself at odds with the players union that is supposed to be representing him. In late August, Rodriguez grew so frustrated with how the Major League Baseball Players Association was defending him -- or, as he saw it, not defending him -- that his personal legal team wrote a letter formally requesting the union step aside from its prescribed role as his chief representative on his arbitration panel. It was an unusual acknowledgment that Rodriguez did not trust the union to look after his best interest, and he wanted to pick his own representative.

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October 6, 2013  09:51 AM ET

Might as well. Why show up to a gun fight with a dull knife.

October 6, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Two words ARoid...............

















BE GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 6, 2013  10:16 AM ET

I so despise this fraud...

October 6, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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I so despise this fraud...

I don't. I think MLB and Bud Selig are trying to make him a scapegoat to cover their years of indifference to PED use. They figure the fans will line up behind them because he's "unlikable". He shouldn't have to bear the weight of MLB's PED problems just because he's not a fan favorite.

I like that he's still up there swinging. He's going to force MLB to clean up their act much more quickly than if they just suspend him for 211 games and then pretend the problem is solved.

October 6, 2013  10:40 AM ET

His brain has been fried from all those illegal drugs that he was using.

October 6, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't. I think MLB and Bud Selig are trying to make him a scapegoat to cover their years of indifference to PED use. They figure the fans will line up behind them because he's "unlikable". He shouldn't have to bear the weight of MLB's PED problems just because he's not a fan favorite.

I like that he's still up there swinging. He's going to force MLB to clean up their act much more quickly than if they just suspend him for 211 games and then pretend the problem is solved.

My biggest worry when all this began to fester was that MLB would screw up and make this POC a sympathetic figure.

It's happening.

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October 6, 2013  12:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't. I think MLB and Bud Selig are trying to make him a scapegoat to cover their years of indifference to PED use. They figure the fans will line up behind them because he's "unlikable". He shouldn't have to bear the weight of MLB's PED problems just because he's not a fan favorite. I like that he's still up there swinging. He's going to force MLB to clean up their act much more quickly than if they just suspend him for 211 games and then pretend the problem is solved.

Amen.

October 6, 2013  01:01 PM ET

His attorney, Joe Trocapina (?) is a top defense lawyer noted for his scorched earth tactics.
This will be an interesting war.
Anyone who can turn A-Roid into a sympathetic diva is a magician!

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October 6, 2013  04:16 PM ET
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A Rod = **** clown

... cheater, liar, lousy parent, con artist, thief, narcissist...

October 6, 2013  05:44 PM ET
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... cheater, liar, lousy parent, con artist, thief, narcissist...

You forgot Centaur.

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