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Source: Rodriguez did not get permission for second opinion

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 24, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

As the Alex Rodriguez saga continues to get stranger, there may now be a Collective Bargaining Agreement violation in the mix. According to a source, Rodriguez never informed the Yankees that he was getting a second opinion on his quadriceps.

According to the CBA: Prior to undergoing a “second evaluation,” a Player shall inform the Club in writing of his decision to seek a second medical opinion, and the name of the physician who will be performing the diagnosis and medical evaluation.

In the grand scheme of things, this may be fairly small, but it speaks to the disconnect between the club and the player. The team is pointing out that it was Rodriguez who first mentioned the quadriceps injury and didn’t want to play third base on Saturday. The MRI occurred the very next day, and now there seems to be a claim that the MRI should not — and did not — show anything wrong.

 
 

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72 Responses to “Source: Rodriguez did not get permission for second opinion”

  1. Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Shall doesn’t necessarily mean must.

  2. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    ac1 July 24th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    Rich i usually agree on the innocent until guilty theory. Alex gives no reason to give him the benefit of the doubt, plus fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you. He already admitted use in the past.
    ————-
    actually, our former president, the brilliant theoretician George W Bush, said it best:

    “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

  3. blake July 24th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    “The biggest joke is the homerun bonus’ in Arod’s contract. He makes $6m if/when he ties Mays, Ruth, Aaron and Bonds. He is only 17 homeruns away from Mays.”

    it’s a joke now but again in 2007 he was going to be baseball’s savior from the evil Barry Bonds…..he was going to bring honor back to the HR record and he was going to do it in pinstripes…….the narrative was a lot different when his contract was signed. I’m not trying to justify it…..just sayin

  4. RadioKev July 24th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    RadioKev July 24th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    MTU,

    It sounds like the MLB has a mountain of circumstantial evidence. That could be enough in arbitration. The lifetime ban threat seems to be a way to bargain down to a 100-150 game suspension in a plea deal.

    They obviously want the plea to save themselves the chance of losing.

  5. blake July 24th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    you get a second opinion if you’re going for major surgery or trying to decide whether or not to have surgery……you don’t get a 2nd opinion on a little quad pull unless you’ve got other motives.

  6. Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    “…you don’t get a 2nd opinion on a little quad pull unless you’ve got other motives.”

    Of if you suspect that your employer does.

  7. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    If Snitsky (a former wrestler, and not a very good one) is one of Arod security guys I can just see the challenge for a steel cage match-

    Snitsky vs. Michael Kay’s Head

    One fall to a finish, no time limit

    :)

  8. Jerkface July 24th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Here is why I don’t think a suspension will help the luxury tax:

    1. The CBA does not say players on the restricted list do not count
    2. Here is how salary for the luxury tax is calculated

    (8) “Guaranteed Year” shall mean any championship season
    included in a Uniform Player’s Contract for which more than 50%
    of the Player’s Base Salary is guaranteed by the Contract in the
    event of termination under paragraph 7(b)(2).

    (11) “Salary” shall be defined as provided in Section E below
    and shall be attributable to Contract Years as provided in Sections C
    and E below.

    (1) General Rule
    “Salary” shall mean the value of the total compensation (cash or
    otherwise) paid to a Player pursuant to the terms of a Uniform
    Player’s Contract, including any guarantee by the Club of payments
    by third parties, for a particular championship season. Salary shall
    include, without limitation, the value of non-cash compensation such
    as the provision of personal translators, personal massage therapists,
    and airfare and tickets exceeding normal Club allotments. Consistent
    with the rules set out below, all compensation paid to a Player pursuant to the terms of a Uniform Player’s Contract shall be attributable to the Contract Year(s) in which the Player is required under the
    Contract to render services to a Club as a baseball player, regardless
    of how the compensation is characterized under the Contract.

    (2) Average Annual Value of Guaranteed Multi-Year Contracts
    A Uniform Player’s Contract with a term of more than one (1)
    championship season (“Multi-Year Contract”) shall be deemed to
    have a Salary in each Guaranteed Year equal to the “Average Annual
    Value” of the Contract (plus any bonuses subsequently included by
    operation of Section E(4) below). “Average Annual Value” shall be
    calculated as follows: the sum of (a) the Base Salary in each Guaranteed Year plus (b) any portion of a Signing Bonus (or any other
    payment that this Article deems to be a Signing Bonus) attributed to
    a Guaranteed Year in accordance with Section E(3) below plus (c)
    any deferred compensation or annuity compensation costs attributed
    to a Guaranteed Year in accordance with Section E(6) below shall
    be divided by the number of Guaranteed Years

    The JDA simply says they do not receive pay, it does not state that the contract is modified in any way. Which means that the AAV of the contract, which is calculated off the contract not the physical pay, would not be modified.

    There is no language that says you would simply subtract 25 million from 27.5. I don’t know where 86 is getting that. And I would need more than some beat writer saying sources said so, because we all remember the Daily News sources turned out to be wrong, and that was ‘confirmed’ 3 ways, but was wrong.

    Leave a comment below

  9. Warning Track Power July 24th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Why isn’t ARod more in control of what is being said to the media, by whom, etc….

    Where is ARod right now? He should be addressing the public in person
    and explaining himself.
    The more he fails to do that, the more I have to think he’s hiding.

  10. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    it’s a joke now but again in 2007 he was going to be baseball’s savior
    ————-

    I agree but now it makes you cringe…

  11. Frankg July 24th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    What does “second evaluation” mean? He did not see a doctor, he just had him review the MRI? Does that constitute an evaluation?

  12. Jerkface July 24th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    you get a second opinion if you’re going for major surgery or trying to decide whether or not to have surgery……you don’t get a 2nd opinion on a little quad pull unless you’ve got other motives.

    Players can file grievances for being placed on the disabled list when they are able to physically play.

  13. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Kev-

    Response in the previous thread.

  14. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    this old joke (from Henny Youngman, among others) says it all about the need for a second opinion:

    A man goes to a psychiatrist. The doctor says,

    “You’re crazy” The man says, “I want a second opinion!”

    The doctor say “Okay, you’re ugly too!”

    :)

  15. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    The Yanks asked Arod if he wanted to DH last Sunday instead of playing 3rd base and he said no because of his quad.

    He really is nuts.

  16. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I hope cooler heads prevail in this thing.

    That would be the smart play for all concerned.

  17. Nick in SF July 24th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Bob Klapisch ? @BobKlap
    Don’t get how A-Rod believes NYY “conspiring” to keep him off field. They were ready to activate him Monday in Tx. He reported quad on Sat.

    But where they REALLY ready to activate him?

    Arod vs. Yu Darvish could’ve been fun.

  18. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    MG-

    :)

  19. Chip July 24th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Jerkface –

    If Alex is suspended he’s off the payroll. Which, as I read it, means that even if you’re calculating the AAV of his contract it’s the same number of years less the dollars that are voided for the suspended year.

    So if, just for example, he was getting $100 over 4 years and lost next year and $25 then AAV becomes $75 over 4 years instead.

  20. Tyler July 24th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    That’s what I don’t understand… I thought it was A-Rod who originally reported the quad injury which prevented him from playing Monday. Is the issue then the Yanks maybe fabricating some MRI results? I just don’t get it.

  21. Jerkface July 24th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    If Alex is suspended he’s off the payroll. Which, as I read it, means that even if you’re calculating the AAV of his contract it’s the same number of years less the dollars that are voided for the suspended year.

    So if, just for example, he was getting $100 over 4 years and lost next year and $25 then AAV becomes $75 over 4 years instead.

    He is simply placed on the restricted list, and luxury tax is not calculated by your payroll but by the contract.

  22. pat July 24th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    newsdaymarcus
    #AROD: Dr. Gross said he has phoned Yanks’ Dr. Ahmad. “He hasn’t returned my call–yet.”

  23. bruceb July 24th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    WTP

    Most of these players hide behind their agents. Just look at Braun. He left the stadium in Milwaukee at 3pm the day his suspension was announced by MLB so he didn’t have to face the music and answer questions from reporters. He probably never even read his quotes in the press release, let alone said them.

    To be fair to ARod, he’s not usually afraid to talk to the media. Loves the sounds of his own voice too much.

  24. tbone1570 July 24th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Shall doesn’t necessarily mean must.

    ******************************

    When used as language as part of a contract, shall does mean must. Is what Alex did a violation of the CBA? It sounds like it to me. What can the Yankees reasonable do about it? I don’t think they can do much.

  25. Vanquisher July 24th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    This doesn’t make sense. What’s wrong with getting a second opinion? If the first opinion is or can be “deemed” as the official opinion by authorized Yankee doctors, then just go with that. Who cares for the second opinion?

    As for Arod, he should have just told the Yankees he was getting that 2nd opinion. IMO, Chad is wrong. There is no “disconnect between the Yankees and Arod. However, there is a disconnect from Arod with the Yankees. There is a difference in language here. All in all, Arod is just dumb. Plain old DUMB.

  26. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    MG-

    :)
    —————–
    A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn’t pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.

    “Doctor, my leg hurts. What can I do?” The doctor says, “Limp!”

    A man goes to a psychiatrist. “Nobody listens to me!” The doctor says, “Next!”

    “Doctor, I have a ringing in my ears.” “Don’t answer!”

    One more:

    Nurse: “Doctor, the man you just gave a clean bill of health to dropped dead right as he was leaving the office”. Doctor: “Turn him around, make it look like he was walking in.”

    :)

  27. Jerkface July 24th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    There is nothing in the CBA or JDA that says a players contract is modified by being suspended or that any luxury tax calculations are modified by being placed on the restricted list.

    For some reason I can’t copy paste from the JDA but anyways you still earn service time and stuff while on the resticted list, you simply don’t get paid for a number of games.

  28. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    The minute A-rod sets foot on a ML playing field and shows he can play at some level all chance of a medical disqualification goes away unless he reinjures himself.

    That means no insurance settlement.

    But the idea that an insurance company would pay out without having their own people certify same is ridiculous anyway.

    The Yankees aren’t going to be able to scam the Insurance company even if that’s what they were trying to do.

    So either A-rod has a qualifying injury or he doesn’t.

    My bet is that he doesn’t at this time.

    Of course there may be other reasons for stalling.

  29. Chip July 24th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Yankees are now suggesting that the doctor who came on the air was either a) not the real doctor Gross or b) not a doctor at all.

    Seriously? This is making it hard to be a Yankee fan.

  30. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    This should be good…
    ————-

    @BNightengale

    GM Brian Cashman is expected to issue a statement today on the MRI-gate drama with A-Rod, and whether he will return Friday. #Yankees.

  31. pat July 24th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    BNightengale
    The #Yankees insist that A-Rod indeed had a Grade 1 strain of quadriceps, and question the validity of any other MRI.

  32. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    MG-

    Gems. Thanks.

    :)

  33. Jerkface July 24th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    And I do not see any language anywhere which says you’d simply recalculate the contract at 75/4. Definitely not. I’d believe 86′s interpretation over that. But I still believe my own, which is that it counts.

  34. Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    “When used as language as part of a contract, shall does mean must. Is what Alex did a violation of the CBA? It sounds like it to me. What can the Yankees reasonable do about it? I don’t think they can do much.”

    It depends on how this language has been implemented in prior practice and/or interpreted in any past dispute.

  35. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Got to tend to the Mop.

    Back in a while.

  36. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    MG-

    Gems. Thanks.
    ————-
    I figured you needed a laugh-of course, all of this with the Yankees and Arod could make a great comedy routine for someone like Larry David…

  37. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    MG-

    Thank you so much. You accomplished your mission.

    I’m old enough to remember guys like Youngman, Berle, Burns, etc.

    I’ll be back for more in a while.

    ;)

  38. Chip July 24th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Francesa is right –

    A) The Yankees are all about the money right now.

    B) Your 3b aren’t hitting at all. You have Alex telling you that he’s ready to play. George would have flown him to Texas in a private jet and had him in the lineup tonight. But these Yankees are in a tizzy trying to figure out how to keep him off the field.

  39. pat July 24th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    That Michael Kay re-tweeted that is pathetic…..

    Ftjrnyy 31m
    Love @RealMichaelKay , never sugar coats anything, tells it like it is.
    Retweeted by Michael Kay

  40. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    All I can say to all of this is Dr Gross probably wishes he never heard the name ‘Alex Rodriguez’ by now, his office has probably been overwhelmed with phone calls by now.

    Coming up next-Alex Rodriguez retains Jackie Chiles…

  41. Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    We now know Dr. Gross’ name. I think that’s what he wanted and went in with his eyes wide open.

  42. Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    pat July 24th, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    That Michael Kay re-tweeted that is pathetic…..

    Ftjrnyy 31m
    Love @RealMichaelKay , never sugar coats anything, tells it like it is.
    Retweeted by Michael Kay
    _

    He’s unctuous.

  43. Warning Track Power July 24th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Cannot wait for the Cashman statement to be released today.

    I can only imagine how hard Cashman is working the phones today and it’s
    not related to the Yankees acquiring players.
    S.O.B.

  44. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    pat July 24th, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    That Michael Kay re-tweeted that is pathetic…..

    Ftjrnyy 31m
    Love @RealMichaelKay , never sugar coats anything, tells it like it is.
    Retweeted by Michael Kay
    _

    He’s unctuous.
    —————
    Is there a Twitter handle called ‘MichaelKaysHead’?

    Someone with creativity could turn that into a gem…

  45. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This Dr. Gross must be a moron. Why would a real doctor go on the radio to do any interview about a second opinion behind the teams back?

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    “Just get Alex back here. he’s a great guy and a role model for all the young folk.”

    :lol:

    He’s an arrogant jackass. He’s been a loon since he came to the Yankees, probably longer. If he’s trying to play chicken, I’d say he’s doing it with the wrong gang. I don’t care who his attorneys are. They won’t out-attorney the Yankees. Now I hope Bosch buries him.

    Someone said they wanted me to start a chart of what Arod’s punishment is going to be? Happy to do it. Just step right up and name it. If you named it before, feel free to do it again. The winner(s) will get a year’s supply of anabolic steroids.

    And is this really the current policy? Players have to be tested at least once a year? ONCE A YEAR????

    It gets even funnier! In the new agreement, players banned for life will have the opportunity to seek reinstatement after a minimum suspension of two years, with potential arbitral review of the decision on reinstatement.

    So banned for life kind of isn’t really necessarily banned for life at all. What a bunch of candy-ass hypocrites.

    This was the best one of all, uttered by none other than the biggest hypocrite and loser of all, Bud Selig: “This has been a historic day in baseball, a very meaningful one,” Selig said. “I believe this will eradicate steroid use in baseball.

    That was in November of 2005.

    Selig moves only when he’s forced to do so. Even now.

  47. TrueYankee July 24th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I’m confused as to why the Yankees wouldn’t want A-rod in their lineup right now. He’s better than the scrubs we have been throwing out there every day. I can’t believe they’re trying to recoup as much insurance money as possible. There must be more to it, but who knows. If it is about the money, shame on the Yankees.

  48. Chip July 24th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This Dr. Gross must be a moron. Why would a real doctor go on the radio to do any interview about a second opinion behind the teams back?
    ——————–

    He doesn’t work for the team.

  49. austinmac July 24th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Good ones, MG. We do need it. I’m just glad no one makes lawyer jokes.

  50. Chip July 24th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    We now know Dr. Gross’ name. I think that’s what he wanted and went in with his eyes wide open.
    ———————–

    What’s wrong with knowing his name. Yankees won’t let Alex play, he tells his doctor “go out there and tell people I’m healthy”

    Done.

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    “I’m confused as to why the Yankees wouldn’t want A-rod in their lineup right now. He’s better than the scrubs we have been throwing out there every day. I can’t believe they’re trying to recoup as much insurance money as possible. There must be more to it, but who knows. If it is about the money, shame on the Yankees.”

    Well here’s a possibility. What if Arod plays and gets some mysterious injury and can never play again? Will the Yankees have to pay his full contract? Maybe it’s better to keep him out of the lineup and wait to see what happens with MLB/Bosch. They definitely won’t be paying the fraud for suspended games, and if there’s a “lifetime” ban (I know, I’m dreaming on that one), I would assume that is contract would be totally voided.

  52. Rich in NJ July 24th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Chip

    Nothing wrong with it.

  53. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    He doesn’t work for the team.
    ———–

    I know. My point was why would he even want to get involved in this mess? He knew that it was going to be a big story. Getting a 2nd opinion is fine but there was no reason to do a radio interview.

  54. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    austinmac July 24th, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    Good ones, MG. We do need it. I’m just glad no one makes lawyer jokes.
    ——————————-
    You asked for it :)
    Question: Do you know how to save five drowning lawyers?
    Answer: No.
    Reply: Good!

    Question: Why don’t snakes bite attorneys?
    Answer: Professional courtesy.

    Question: How can you tell the difference between an attorney lying dead in the road and a coyote lying dead in the road?
    Answer: With the coyote, you usually see skid marks.

    Question: How many lawyers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    Answer: How many can you afford?

    :)

  55. Chip July 24th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    He doesn’t work for the team.
    ———–

    I know. My point was why would he even want to get involved in this mess? He knew that it was going to be a big story. Getting a 2nd opinion is fine but there was no reason to do a radio interview.
    ———

    If your patient asks you to then you do it.

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Clutch – Arod probably paid the guy huge bucks in exchange for a radio interview and some illegal steroids.

  57. bruceb July 24th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Captain Clutch

    Dr. Gross was no doubt persuaded to do the radio interview by the ARod camp, who – just like the Yankees – have a hidden agenda.

    Trouble is, neither of them is hiding it very well.

  58. TrueYankee July 24th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    “Well here’s a possibility. What if Arod plays and gets some mysterious injury and can never play again? Will the Yankees have to pay his full contract? Maybe it’s better to keep him out of the lineup and wait to see what happens with MLB/Bosch. They definitely won’t be paying the fraud for suspended games, and if there’s a “lifetime” ban (I know, I’m dreaming on that one), I would assume that is contract would be totally voided.”

    The problem is I don’t think you or I know exactly how it works. A-rod has already missed about 65-70% of the season due to injury. At this point, the Yankees are still liable to pay him, correct? So it doesn’t really make a difference if he’s in the lineup tonight. Only way they save money is if, or when, he actually gets suspended. It would work better for the Yankees if he gets suspended next season so they can concentrate their efforts in the offseason on finding a legit replacement.

  59. DONNYBROOK July 24th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Why didn’t Dr Gross do a hands on examination of A-Rod? The Dr looked at the MRI for 20 Minutes, gave his interpretation of what he did Not see on the MRI, and then sighted the loophole that an examination would be necessary to make a thorough diagnosis. This is Quackenbush stuff, which is exactly why A-Rod dug this guy up. A-Rod got what he wanted, and the Dr? got his 15 minutes of fame.

  60. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    It isn’t fair to accuse Dr Gross, who is in his mid-50s and Board Certified, of anything more than using very bad judgment in getting on the radio and in-between Arod and the Yankees.

    Of course, maybe he’s a closet Red Sox fan and was just doing his part…

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    True Yankee, you are right that I don’t know exactly how it works. I’m just guessing around the thing. For me the best thing that could happen is that Arod walks across the street and gets hit by a bus and while he doesn’t die, is told that his injuries are such that he can never play ball again.

    He is a total albatross, an anchor, an embarassment, and a 24-7 distraction.

  62. Warning Track Power July 24th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I read on Twitter that Cashman was spotted
    leaving a Dick’s Sporting Goods in Manhattan.

    The purchase he made is rumored to be 2 boxing gloves, 1 mouthpiece but no headgear.
    Interesting………………..

  63. jackamir July 24th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Yankee Big-Wigs come off as awful money sucking Arses.. Whatever you think of ARod is, he would help!!! I have over time lost all my respect for Cashman.. He has no credibility as far as I am concerned. He is a perpetual liar and should lose his job….

  64. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Hafner sits again..Thank you Girardi.

  65. MG July 24th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Dr Gross seems like a solid physician, Cornell grad, board certified, and is also the team physician for my college in New Jersey: http://www.activeorthopedic.co.....ss-md.html

    I don’t think he was looking for 15 minutes of fame, he just used really bad judgment.

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    MG you are SOOOOO funny! Something makes me think you used to do summer in the Catskills because you have some of that nasty Don Rickles in you. Just a riot! Of course not the kind to turn your back on. But so funny. Really really funny.

  67. DONNYBROOK July 24th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    This is a Hal\Levine Production. Cashman is merely a supporting player.

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    jackamir – Arod brought all of this on himself. And now he wants to call the shots and try to squeeze the Yankees when he’s done nothing to help this team for a long time, but lots to hurt it?

    I hope they run him out of town on a rail.

  69. Howler July 24th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Whew…first time I got that done in under an hour…
    You do have some nice work MTU…you’d love the NW, I just started getting back into the mtns this year, my best shots since the surgery were of when the eagles came down for winter feeding, but I need to set-up a site for when I put together more work…this time last year I was having to use my hands just to get my leg in the car.
    Next week I’ll be taking my kayak up into B.C. and going along the coast for a bit…hoping to get some good shots then.

  70. jackamir July 24th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    They signed him to this absurd contract and now they have to live with it. I find ARod a joke and very immature but I don’t think he is wrong.. The fact that he is a well liked member of this roster speaks volumes…The Yankees botched this situation and ARod is making them pay—Would you backdown if you were ARod…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I like wildlife photography Howler.

    Feel free to pass on your photos any time. I’d love to see them.

    :)

  72. MTU July 24th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    New post ——>


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