MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is reserving the possibility of disciplining Alex Rodriguez under the 'integrity of the game' clause of the Basic Agreement between the league and the players' union. This avenue would obviate the standard appeals process that would hold under the joint drug agreement. Under the "integrity" rubric, only Selig himself (theoretically) could hear an appeal by The Fraudulent One. This invocation of the Commissioner's powers (sometimes tabbed "The Nuclear Option") would fit with Selig's desire to punish Rodriguez for what he feels was an obstruction of the Biogenesis investigation—in addition to his PED use. What fun.