English: A-Rod batting in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
And here is what happened on A-Rod’s first official day back in the pinstripes:
- MLB finally handed out the infamous Biogenesis suspensions yesterday, and A-Rod got the heftiest at 211-games. The other 12 players busted will sit out 50-games, which is standard for first time offenders.
- According to ABC News, the reason for A-Rod’s elevated punishment was in addition to using “numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances,”he also violated MLB’s labor contract by, “attempting to cover up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner’s investigation.”
“If Bud lets them get away with that, they’re under the luxury tax. If they can reset, they can spend again and I guarantee you in two years Matt Wieters is in New York.”
The Orioles skipper refused to comment on his old player A-Rod’s probable PED usage, as Buck managed him in Texas but couldn’t control his hate for the Yankees organization.
Showalter had no issue voicing his concern that the MLB Commissioner’s Office is helping the Yankees by suspending A-Rod. Essentially, it is true but I doubt Bud Selig is worried about freeing up money for the Bronx Bombers to spend.