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Old 11-20-2013, 11:55 AM
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Alex Rodriguez of New York Yankees walks out of own grievance hearing, says he is 'disgusted' - ESPN New York
Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his own grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled that MLB commissioner Bud Selig did not have to testify before the embattled slugger's attorneys.
After walking out, Rodriguez issued a statement through his spokesman.

"I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure that the player fails," the statement said. "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."
Let us think back on all those statements Rodriguez made before the hearings began, about how he supported the process, was really looking forward to clearing his name, couldn't wait to get in there and get the matter settled...but in the meantime he could not answer any questions for the public.

Now this. He didn't like the way the process which he had praised so highly was going, so he declares it invalid and storms out. This also conveniently allows Rodriguez to avoid having to give any sworn testimony of his own...what a surprise.

The hearing goes on whether Rodriguez is there or not, he is not required to be physically present unless it is to give testimony.

Could any of this be more transparent? Does Rodriguez really think statements of contrived outrage from his attorneys are fooling anyone?
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:12 PM
Location: Fishers, IN
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It is curious that Selig doesn't have to testify.

A-Rod v. Bud. Neither is likable.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:26 AM
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Maybe Arod can hang out with Bonds in a sort of support group.

They can sit around counting tens of millions of dollars, talk about all their records, the millions of fans that adored them.....and whine about how badly they've been treated.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:19 AM
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A-Rod strutted out of the hearing, now if he'd just keep strutting all the way out of MLB and go away. The game, the team, the fans would all be better off without him.
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