Baseball has turned an overpaid three-time MVP into an underdog you should root for
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After nearly two months’ lull, the persecution of Alex Rodriguez has resumed. Major League Baseball’s arbitrator announced on Jan. 11 that he would shave only 49 games off the Yankees third baseman’s record performance-enhancing-drug suspension. The decision left Rodriguez, who maintains his innocence, with a full-season ban from competition, stripping him of its paychecks ($25 million plus bonuses) and at-bats. He will remain more than 100 home runs behind Barry Bonds’ all-time record by the time opening day 2015 rolls around–if he’s still playing by then.
Things turned even more sour for Rodriguez when the league’s star witness, Anthony Bosch, the phony doctor who claims he supplied Rodriguez with drugs, took a victory lap on 60 Minutes along with various league executives.