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MLBPA condemns 60 Minutes appearance

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 12, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The MLB Players Association has issued a strong statement condemning MLB’s involvement with tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes. Here’s the MLBPA statement:

“It is unfortunate that Major League Baseball apparently lacks faith in the integrity and finality of the arbitrator’s decision and our Joint Drug Agreement, such that it could not resist the temptation to publicly pile-on against Alex Rodriguez. It is equally troubling that the MLB-appointed Panel Arbitrator will himself be appearing in the “60 Minutes” segment, and that Tony Bosch, MLB’s principal witness, is appearing on the program with MLB’s blessing.

“MLB’s post-decision rush to the media is inconsistent with our collectively-bargained arbitration process, in general, as well as the confidentiality and credibility of the Joint Drug Agreement, in particular. After learning of tonight’s “60 Minutes” segment, Players have expressed anger over, among other things, MLB’s inability to let the result of yesterday’s decision speak for itself. As a result, the Players Association is considering all legal options available to remedy any breaches committed by MLB.

“Throughout this process the Players Association has repeatedly shown it is committed to an effective drug program that is strong and fair. And as we indicated in our statement yesterday, although we do not agree with the arbitrator’s decision, we respect the process and will act accordingly. We believe the other involved parties should do the same.”

 
 

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90 Responses to “MLBPA condemns 60 Minutes appearance”

  1. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    About freaking time they woke up. They realized what a hit they took with all this and are NOW trying to make up for it.

    DUMB, DUMB, DUMB

    They should have been their for ALL their members from the beginning.

  2. Benny Blanco January 12th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Ohhh boy

  3. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    There-their

    So there

  4. Barry January 12th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    It is just conversation. All the deeds are done. Nothing to be embarrassed about for anyone.

  5. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I like Peyton too. He has been great for the NFL, a throwback guy, calls his own plays. He’s an historically significant athlete imo.

  6. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Re-post:

    @BNightengale: The MLBPA union is furious that Tony Bosch and #MLB executive Rob Manfred is appearing on 60 Minutes, saying it will explore legal options

    ______

    Good luck getting a TRO on a Sunday afternoon. The horses have already left the barn. The union should have “explored” legal options last year when MLB paid for stolen medical records in violation of federal privacy law. Extremely lame.

  7. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks Cashmoney

    Those slippers are hilarious. Coincidently my son just watched that movie last night.

  8. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    “Extremely lame.”

    I think I have more issues with the MLBPA than I do with MLB. I expected MLB to be jerks, but the way the union bent over on all this is just amazing.

  9. Shame Spencer January 12th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I asked about the confidentiality thing yesterday, but didn’t see anyone with a clear answer. If I missed it, my apologies, but it sounded to me from the start this was (another) direct violation by MLB of the rules MLB designed and agreed to.

    It’s frustrating there’s no real way to punish them for it… unless of course the union is serious about legal action, because I don’t see how they lose this particular case if they tried to wage one.

  10. Lost January 12th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Arod is right about one thing..

    “It’s a farce!”

    MLB was just as guilt as any player regarding PED’s they looked the other way and teams also did the same. When they decided to change directions they started pointing the finger at all the players as if they were completely innocent. PED abuse wasn’t limited to just a small percentage of players, it was a small percentage that didn’t take them, and the majority did. In regards to that, I stand by Arod and can see how it feels like an injustice that he is another PED’s scapegoat for MLB.
    With that said, he is the lowest of the low. If you only knew half of the things he has done to blame everyone but himself, you’d hope the Yankees drop him with the quickness. He didn’t just “bring other players” to the forefront, he forced the MLB to look at them and many other names you didn’t hear mentioned because there was no paper trail to point to them. Alex is a selfish, arrogant, spoiled baby.. and regardless if how he is being treated is fair or not he only has himself to blame. I sure hope more news comes out because all of the people who are taking his side will very quickly change their tune.

    As I said in 2012 after he was benched in the playoff’s, “there is much more to the story that will eventually come out” what you hear now publicly barely touches the surface of the what is going on. You can bet on it that you’ll never see Alex play another game in a Yankees uniform, and at the appropriate time he’ll be let go regardless what is owed on his contract.

  11. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Nice statement but a little late to the party player’s association. Perhaps the new leadership will start acting more like a union. I’m sorry Mr. Weiner was so sick, but what has happened during the last year over Biogenesis is repulsive to advocates of union rights. I’ve been saying this for months and I’m basically a management guy. Manfred is a disgrace.

  12. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    The union wouldn’t have had to bend over for anyone had Alex Rodriguez’ actions not set the whole thing in motion from the start. And let’s be clear.

    THIS ALL STARTED WITH ALEX RODRIGUEZ

  13. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    The union is so mad that they aren’t going to do anything…..unless they act this statement is merely PR

  14. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Mad at Bud. Mad at MLB. Mad at Manfred. Mad at MLBPA. Mad at Bosh.

    yup yup yup yup yup

    Mad at Arod?

    Nope, never

  15. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    You can bet on it that you’ll never see Alex play another game in a Yankees uniform, and at the appropriate time he’ll be let go regardless what is owed on his contract.”

    Agreed….hard to see any way they let him wesrt rhe pinstripes again. Just too much has happened

  16. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    You can bet on it that you’ll never see Alex play another game in a Yankees uniform, and at the appropriate time he’ll be let go regardless what is owed on his contract.

    _____________

    The bet is the buyout amount.

    I say 40 mil. Ys Guy has agreed to run a poll.

  17. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Shame Spencer January 12th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    “It’s frustrating there’s no real way to punish them for it… unless of course the union is serious about legal action, because I don’t see how they lose this particular case if they tried to wage one.
    _______

    There’s a judge or two out there reading all of this. Don’t think they don’t read the papers and follow the news. This affects them. Arod already has one case in litigation. He’ll have two soon. MLB will face the music. Lots more to come.

  18. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Blake

    The Union is taking a big hit in all of this. They look like incompetent fools. They may turn out to be even bigger losers than Alex in this decision.

    But at least they are finally waking up.

  19. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    The bet is the buyout amount.

    I say 40 mil. Ys Guy has agreed to run a poll”

    Nah…there is no way Arod is gonna cut them a break….if he’s going away it’s with all 61 million IMO unless the yanks are able to sue him or something to reduce it

  20. Shame Spencer January 12th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    The union is so mad that they aren’t going to do anything…..unless they act this statement is merely PR

    ———————-

    Agreed… but it’s a shame because it’s sort of their function to act here. If this was anyone but Arod this would be dealt with differently, and regardless of what you think of him that’s really not how the process is supposed to work. MLB was able to take a lot more liberties because of the party involved… it’s gross.

  21. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Blake,

    The Yankees will DH Jeter in 2015 and lock up a long term 3B. The spot waiting for Arod’s return will be a spot on the bench.

    So he can come back and be a barnacle and take the embarrassment.

    Watch the Yankees replace him sometime next winter.

  22. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    “The Union is taking a big hit in all of this. They look like incompetent fools. They may turn out to be even bigger losers than Alex in this decision.”

    They look like they are tired of defending cheaters and liars to me….again most of the union members are tired of this mess….they are tired of PEDs being in the game …tired of cheaters stealing their jobs etc

  23. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Good for them being tired of cheaters.

    Some of us are like super energetic on their behalf.

  24. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    The unions function is to defend it’s members and support their causes…..it’s not to blindly defend players that are guilty…especially when those players actions affect the other members of the union.

    The members of the union have been pretty clear they they are tired of this stuff.

  25. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    blake,
    but they shouldn’t be tired of defending the agreements they signed.

    Tar,
    If they let this one get by then, they’ve gone from the the most powerful union in sports to one of the most pitiful.

  26. pete2 January 12th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    This is a clear breach of the confidentiality agreement. But I suppose they expect Arod to breach that too.

    So what you going to do about it Tony?. Fire Horowitz.

    BTW, the timing of Horowitz announcement played right into 60 minutes hands here. Coincidence? I think not. CBS would not want to go up against the NFC championship game next Sunday, so Horowitz release early so they can do this Sunday. An accomplice to breaching the CBA. Not exactly in the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators

    This is just more circumstantial evidence of Horwitz clear bias toward MLB (protecting Selig from being questioned by Zrods team the other more serious). After all, why would he not be biased?. MLB fired the last arbitrator that ruled against them .

    MLBPA has become a paper tiger. Marvin Miller rolling over in his grave

  27. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    everybody wanted to see the evidence, now its some gross violation that they’re gonna get to see it.

    the gross violation was baseball players breaking the rules of baseball.

  28. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I get that the union doesn’t want to give MLB the power to just make up rules as they go…..and this rulings hurt that cause….but at the same time I really don’t think they are interested in defending PED users anymore…..and I highly doubt Tony Clark wants to start off his tenure with a big lawsuit with this case…..

  29. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Amen, Ys Guy!

    How about that buyout poll like you promised?

  30. Ted Nelson January 12th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    “The Union is taking a big hit in all of this. They look like incompetent fools. They may turn out to be even bigger losers than Alex in this decision.”

    I don’t really buy this. A lot of players have come out pretty adamantly against PEDs and in favor of punishing offenders harshly. I don’t know if it’s a majority and I don’t know how many of them are hypocrites who used PEDs themselves, but I do know that the union as a whole doesn’t have much to gain by being seen as pro-PEDs. There may have been some things along the way they could have done better but overall if they were going way out of their way to fight MLB on all of these PED suspensions, they would likely feel the same wrath from fans nationwide that so many commenters here are directing at A-Rod. And they might also feel the wrath of their members, some of whom were really upset that Peralta even got a decent multi-year deal after he was suspended. At the end of the day, I think it’s probably in the monetary interest of the players for fans to believe that the “bad guys” are being punished as it is in the monetary interest of the owners. A rising tide is going to lift all boats.

  31. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:47 pm
    “The Union is taking a big hit in all of this. They look like incompetent fools. They may turn out to be even bigger losers than Alex in this decision.”

    They look like they are tired of defending cheaters and liars to me….again most of the union members are tired of this mess….they are tired of PEDs being in the game …tired of cheaters stealing their jobs etc

    ______

    Doesn’t sound like you’ve spent much time around union shops Blake. Defending liars and cheaters is the union’s job! I’m only being a little bit facetious. The concept is, there are some principles more important than whether a person gets punished for a wrong committed. We see this all the time in the area of criminal law. It’s called the Bill of Rights. Search and Seizure. The Right to a Fair Trial. Lots of guilty folks go free if the government violates these rights.

    Unions operate the same way. Protecting worker rights against future management incursion supersedes whether a worker actually violated a rule. As a management guy, I know that society often needs unions to prevent management wrongs. Like abusing authority. Like the Commissioner’s Office. Like Major League baseball.

  32. Carlo January 12th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Lots of emotion and activity here. You would think the Yankees just signed a star like Scott Sizemore or something.

  33. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    boesch is just one more witness corraberating what the original new times piece reported from interviews with several other people involved with the clinic.

  34. pete2 January 12th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    “The members of the union have been pretty clear they they are tired of this stuff.”

    Blake. And what do you base that on? A handful of players, mostly RP’ers calling for stronger penalties? LOL.

    Lets forget that expressing such sentiments is entirely self serving in todays environment. Reminds me of all those hypocritical preachers/priests condemning sin and then getting busted for diddling kids or guys in the bathrooms

  35. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    “They look like they are tired of defending cheaters and liars to me….”

    You don’t get it. It does’t matter if they don’t like Alex or his position.

    What they did is let them set a precedent for future actions. The Commissioner can now set any arbitrary penalty he wants and there is not a damn thing they can say about it.

    The Unions job is to make life as difficult as possible for MLB to go after it’s members. They need to push the bar as far back as they can. They didn’t do that, instead they bent over and now MLB is going to take every advantage of them. The MLBPA has no one but themselves to blame. They are currently a laughingstock of a union.

    What they really needed to do was to defend the JDA to the hilt, and they did not do that. Instead they allowed MLB to break any laws in order to persecute its members.

  36. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Many on this board portrayed MLB as amateurs and insinuated MLB didn’t have sufficient real evidence to sway Horowitz. And they swore Arod had the money to hire an attorney to get to the bottom of it. These folks kept doubting MLB had anything and some even suggested MLB was in over their heads.

    :lol:

  37. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    They look like they are tired of defending cheaters and liars to me….again most of the union members are tired of this mess….they are tired of PEDs being in the game …tired of cheaters stealing their jobs etc

    ———————

    I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again the Fehr and Orza days are gone. The Union isn’t going to fight to the last breath over the steroid issue.

  38. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Doesn’t sound like you’ve spent much time around union shops Blake. Defending liars and cheaters is the union’s job! I’”

    I haven’t….just going on what the late Michael Weiner said….I basically paraphrased him

  39. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    And how about Randy and his Alex the gladiator vs. Hal the evil emperor meme?

    Alex got slayed Randy and now the Yankees have all this money to not be cheap. Maybe they can offer 20 years to Robinson Cano, Randy.

    Would you like that?

  40. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    “The concept is, there are some principles more important than whether a person gets punished for a wrong committed. We see this all the time in the area of criminal law. It’s called the Bill of Rights. Search and Seizure. The Right to a Fair Trial. Lots of guilty folks go free if the government violates these rights.”

    Exactly Alex and whatever the hell he did is secondary to the Unions main consideration in all of this. they failed miserably. They are a joke who maybe now looking to save at least some face.

  41. Ted Nelson January 12th, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    “Good for them being tired of cheaters.”

    It seems likely that many of them were or still are cheaters themselves… I think that they’re more tired of the negative publicity than the “cheaters” who get caught.

    “Some of us are like super energetic on their behalf.”

    The level of hatred you have for A-Rod is a little disturbing. We all get it at this point. You can stop attacking everyone who doesn’t hate him as much as you do whenever you’d like.

  42. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    How much did Alex blow on that Tapioca pudding attorney schmuck? I hope millions with millions more to come as Alex hedges against the Yankees voiding his contract since he’s so freakin’ paranoid.

  43. hardwired7 January 12th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Every time Peyton yells, “Omaha!” take a shot.

  44. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I don’t hate Arod. I love free money!!!!

  45. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    The level of hatred you have for A-Rod is a little disturbing.

    ———————-

    Valid point. What Alex did was/has done is a circus but the level of hate anyone has for him is extreme.

  46. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:59 pm
    Doesn’t sound like you’ve spent much time around union shops Blake. Defending liars and cheaters is the union’s job! I’”

    I haven’t….just going on what the late Michael Weiner said….I basically paraphrased him

    ______

    I didn’t realize that, but you are right, he did say something like that. You might have hit the nail right on the head. The union may have made a conscious PR decision. They may have been willing to abdicate their traditionally function because they were afraid of what Congress or the general public would have thought and done had they been perceived as supporter of drug abusers. I believe unions may have done a similar thing in the 1950s regarding the Red Scare and Sen. McCarthy.

    Sometimes standing up to those who abuse authority is not fashionable, but simply the right and courageous thing to do.

  47. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    For the record, more than anything, I hate the endless exhausting defense of a proven cheater!!!! It doesn’t help that he sucks at baseball!

  48. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    i really like that they show the punt pass and kick winners during the playoff games every year. neat thing for the kids.

    we used to do that every year in valley stream.

  49. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    “Sometimes standing up to those who abuse authority is not fashionable, but simply the right and courageous thing to do.”

    ====================================
    …and sometimes you’re just defending a cheater….

  50. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I’m taking 40 million on the buyout. Who wants some of that action?

  51. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    One of the manufacturing companies I rep has a union workforce… The union employees get away with murder. On multiple occasions the company has tried to terminate union employees for VERY just reasons (common sense reasons as far as I’m concerned) but they haven’t been able to. True story, one of the employees said he had to go home from work because he claimed he pooped his pants one morning (the second time he used that excuse no less)… On lunch break a person in management found him drinking at a bar/restaurant down the street. He still works there… Boggles the mind. For the sake of humanity I wish that story wasn’t true, but it is… You would think someone could come up with a better (less embarrassing) excuse to leave work early then pooping their pants… You would think!

  52. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    “Sometimes standing up to those who abuse authority is not fashionable, but simply the right and courageous thing to do.”

    ====================================
    he can’t take a buyout unless he dumps tacopina, which i think he will end up doing at some point.

  53. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    One thing I am curious about…how many were pushing to sign Manny last year?

  54. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I was a Teamster at one point. Never thought they would abandon me.

  55. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    there’s been people in here pushing for manny as long as i’ve been around…

    lots of them…

  56. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 7:12 pm
    I was a Teamster at one point. Never thought they would abandon me.

    ______

    Jimmy. God bless him.

  57. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Big Manny fan, I was pushing the Yanks to pick him up when RS put him on waiver, forgot what year though.

  58. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Well, last year was more to my point, after he’d been suspended, suspended and suspended…people were still clamoring for him.

  59. Ted Nelson January 12th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    “Sometimes standing up to those who abuse authority is not fashionable, but simply the right and courageous thing to do.”

    And sometimes it’s the wrong thing to do because your interests align with the other party’s.

  60. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Manfred better not get Selig’s job. It would be really bad for future relations with the union. This “era of good feeling” has been really nice and good for the game. Manfred would greatly jeopardize that.

  61. Earwig January 12th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Yea lets go back to days before unions. Idiot

  62. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    people were still clamoring for him.
    ——
    1. yanks sucked at offense LY 2. I am thinking they think he can still hit to help.

  63. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    The Rod hate goes way beyond just PED.

  64. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Yea, but Manny is still viewed as Manny being Manny…Arod is viewed as the devil in cleats…not that I don’t hope he’s not gone from the Yankees forever, it’s just that it’s funny how Manny always seems to get a pass.

  65. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Even MLB reduced his suspension when he played in the minors…buy hey it’s just Manny.

  66. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    This game is probably still over but Keenan Allen is a beast… Easily a top 10 WR in fantasy football next year.

  67. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Jimmy Hoffa may have conned his membership in a million ways, but he never stopped beating the bosses when they threatened them.

  68. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Is Horowitz going to produce a written decision? I’ve been involved in a lot of arbitrations without any published opinion or explanation but I thought I heard somewhere (maybe here) that he was going to issue something. As far as I know, no one has any idea how he got to 162. All I’ve read is speculation.

  69. Barry January 12th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Manny did not always get a pass. Certainly the Red Sox had had enough of Manny being whatever he is. As for Rod, Not only did he do the PED thing, he would not let it go. Could he have negotiated a way out, or milder suspension? Don’t know, but everyone else did.

  70. blake January 12th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Dan,
    You and Austimac and others knowns lot more about this stuff than I do…..all I was saying is that Weiner basically said a couple of months ago that the union wasn’t interested in defending guilty PED users…..that they push them to accept deals with the league.

    I also know that a lot of players (union members) are tired of PEDs in the game because it affects the clea players negatively…..

  71. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    “You would think someone could come up with a better (less embarrassing) excuse to leave work early then pooping their pants… You would think!”

    First off nice story, but unless you were there I’m not buying it.

    But lets just say for the sake of argument it’s true. Do you know if that employees supervisor prevented him from using the restroom? “And don’t try and tell me that doesn’t happen because I know it does.” Or how about a a medical condition? I would be willing to bet if he is still employed there it is because a DR. gave him a valid reason.

    For every “bad” union employee” story out there, there is an equally as awful “bad” management story.

  72. pat January 12th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Yankees owe Alex ~6 Million in 2014. 3 million in a signing bonus due this week and 3 million for the difference between the 162 and 183.

    Don’t know if signing bonus counts toward luxury tax.

  73. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Barry, I was referring more toward how he’s seen in the eyes of fans…but even in other respects, there seems never to be a team unwilling to have his name on a contract despite multiple failed drug tests…I still wouldn’t be surprised to see him get a minor league deal.

  74. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    the signing bonus money was part of the originally guaranteed $275M and is included in the $27.5M LT hit.

  75. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    What I’d really like to see in the next bargaining agreement is a clause for DUI arrests…minimum 25 game suspensions for first offense…might make players think twice about not calling a limo service.

  76. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Howler, I am on board with that.

  77. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    “What I’d really like to see in the next bargaining agreement is a clause for DUI arrests…minimum 25 game suspensions for first offense…”

    That’s a good idea…but how about adding in all coaches front office personal as well.

  78. pat January 12th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    joe_sheehan
    Witness extorting, evidence buying, inventing punishments pass without mention, but the MLBPA finds its voice over “60 Minutes”.

  79. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    In fact I think the next JDA should included testing for coaches ( Hello Ron Washington ) and front office personal as well.

  80. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Have to find a better way to hit Front Office people…huge fines or suspensions…but for coaches it would work as well.

  81. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    “joe_sheehan
    Witness extorting, evidence buying, inventing punishments pass without mention, but the MLBPA finds its voice over “60 Minutes”.”

    No kidding Joe.

  82. pat January 12th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    As I’ve said before, I know Rob Manfred and he is a colossal ass. He has tried to use this case as his springboard into the commissioners office and I hope it backfires on him big time.

  83. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    “You would think someone could come up with a better (less embarrassing) excuse to leave work early then pooping their pants… You would think!”

    First off nice story, but unless you were there I’m not buying it.
    ———–
    Oh it’s true (sadly)… I overheard bits and pieces from the meeting discussing what to do with him and later had to ask people in the know what was going on and they explained. And let me be clear, I’m not anti union, unions have certainly done great things for the blue collar worker in the US. And I have no idea of the bad management/medical reason/etc aspect… I’m outside sales, I have nothing to do with all of that. But I will say this is a family owned manufacturing company that’s been open since the late 40′s. They are swimming in a sea of big time corporate competition where most of the small operations have folded and they are still doing quite well (probably because of my amazing sales skills ;) )… Ownership/management which is really one in the same seem to know what they are doing.

  84. blake January 12th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    January 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    As I’ve said before, I know Rob Manfred and he is a colossal ass. He has tried to use this case as his springboard into the commissioners office and I hope it backfires on him big time.

    This case? MLB has looked just about as bad as Arod in this mess

  85. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 12th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Watching the Broncos game with friends but I thought I’d save people the trouble of responding to Bosch’s interview:

    What a scumbag.
    How can you believe a word he says.
    I can tell he’s lying.
    Good for you Alex. Take this all the way.

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

    On a serious note, I remember two behaviors that supposedly give away people who are being deceptive. You might want to check for these:

    1. Rapid eye blinking when answering questions.
    2. Looking down or around when answering, as opposed to looking directly into the eyes of the questioner.

    YAY BRONCOS!!! Now as long as they beat the Pats.

    :)

    Later y’all.

  86. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Tar, I think you right about the union, I also think Ted made a lot of sense by stating MLBPA and owner have aligned interest (strong one) in cleaning their public image and subsequently in hoping generating more revenue while not facing congressional scrutiny. It remains to be seen if this will rock the very foundations of possibly the strongest union in this nation in all future negotiations. They are hanging the Rod out to dry, but is it in the collective interest of MLB players to do so? that’s debatable.

  87. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    “probably because of my amazing sales skills ”

    Undoubtedly because of you pk :D

  88. blake January 12th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    @BNightengale: Bosch also tells 60 Minutes that he injected A-Rod in the bathroom stall of a nightclub

  89. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    On a serious note, I remember two behaviors that supposedly give away people who are being deceptive. You might want to check for these:
    —–
    you be a terrible poker player Trish :D

  90. Deal With It January 12th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    AROID getting piled on now ?

    That’s really too bad. Perhaps he should have thought of that before suing everyone he could think of while adapting a scorched earth policy of his defense.

    Anyone ever thought that if he negotiated a settlement before all of his circus stunts that this might be over and done with now ? (take his medicine)

    He never has been able to own up to anything and probably never will so everyone is pissed at him now and are going to pile on him.

    No one to blame but himself


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