Time to take a little break from vacation for some breaking news...
Well folks, D-Day has come for Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez.
Major League Baseball has suspended 13 players today in regard to the Biogenesis investigation. Along with Alex Rodriguez twelve other players were suspended today and accepted their fates. The fact that all of the players accepted their punishment of 50 games, only further proves Anthony Boeschs' credibility.
However, Rodriguez, will appeal his suspension and is likely take this to a fight, which truth be told, might not be in his best interest. While appealing and fighting a suspension is admirable, in this particular case, his legacy has been tarnished.
This guy has been such a headache and distraction to the team that whatever he decides to do will only hurt his image even more.
Honestly, after hearing about all of these allegations I wanted MLB to suspend him for life (and still believe that). Why? Because he has tarnished the game tremendously and he has been a headache for all of Major League Baseball.
A-Rods' punishment spans the gambit, from obstructing the investigation, to taking PED's to covering up evidence.
The fact that he will play tonight against the White Sox in Chicago, is absolutely mind blowing.
T.J Quinn first broke the news:
A-Rod punished under drug agreement AND other areas of basic agreement, but will be allowed to play while he appeals.— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) August 5, 2013
Source: A-Rod suspension is going to be for 211 games. It's the rest of '13 and all of '14. Under JDA doesn't go into effect until Thursday.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 5, 2013
Acc to MLB release. For his use and possesion of numerous forms of PEDs and for attempting to coverup. suspension takes effect Thursday— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) August 5, 2013
MLB says A-Rod suspension for based on his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances (cont)— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 5, 2013
Rodriguez's discipline under the Basic Agreement is for attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course (cont)— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 5, 2013
of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner's investigation.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 5, 2013
Under the terms of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Rodriguez’s suspension will be stayed until the (cont)— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 5, 2013
completion of his appeal if Rodriguez files a grievance challenging his discipline.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 5, 2013
So A-Rod is suspended for 211 games, any postseason this yr and next yr.'s reg season, but has appealed and can play until decided #yankees— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 5, 2013