Wednesday, November 6, 2013

TeamA-Rod: Feds Should Investigate Selig, MLB

(AP Photo)
The Manhattan Circus that is the Alex Rodriguez drug suspension hearing took another bizarre turn yesterday when a flak of The Fraudulent One asserted that the federal government should investigate Bud Selig and Major League Baseball for alleged "crimes" committed in the course of their investigation. Lanny Davis (famously a former flak of President Bill Clinton), stated, "Commissioner Selig is the trustee of our national pastime. I repeat my request that U.S. authorities should initiate an investigation as to whether any federal crimes have been committed by MLB investigators as well as those in the Commissioner’s office who may have been complicit in this misconduct — for example, in the purchase of stolen documents; or whether MLB filed information with the IRS that federal law requires for this type of a commercial transaction involving $125,000 in cash."

MLB shot back as follows, "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have collectively bargained agreements that govern drug suspensions and the drug suspension of Alex Rodriguez. The Arbitration Panel will determine the relevance, if any, and validity of Mr. Davis’s baseless claims if and when Mr. Rodriguez lawyers attempt to present actual evidence as opposed to unfounded speculation. Mr. Davis has no standing on this matter or any issue in Baseball. To the extent he has any information regarding this grievance, he has obtained it improperly because he is not the counsel of record in this matter. We do note that Mr. Davis has nothing to say about the central issue: that Alex Rodriguez violated the joint drug agreement by his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances over the course of multiple years and violated the Basic Agreement for 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." Hoooo-weee!