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Is Major League Baseball Bullying alex Rodriguez?

By Barbara Bartlein

The Major League Baseballs arbitrator announced on January 11th that Alex Rodriguez would be banned from playing baseball for a full season for alledgedly using performance enhancing drugs. This decision means that Rodriguez, who maintains he is innocent, will miss a season of at-bats and $25 million dollars in salary and bonuses.

Rodriquez may have used the banned substances, but the pursuit of him led MLB to pay a host of shady characters like Anthony Bosch.  He is the phony doctor who claims he supplied Rodriquez with the drugs. If you didn't catch him on 60 minutes gloating with league executives, it is a segment worth catching.

Rodriquez may have used the banned substances, but the pursuit of him led MLB to pay a host of shady characters like Anthony Bosch.  He is the phony doctor who claims he supplied Rodriquez with the drugs.  If you didn't catch him on 60 minutes gloating with league executives, it is a segment worth catching.

According to a recent commentary in Time Magazine, the league built its case by buying clinic documents for $125,000 from a man known only as "Bobby."  Bobby is a convicted criminal and the documents he sold were stolen.  Supposedly they were "verified" by Bosch, who has also engaged in criminal activity.  Bosch received money from the league in exchange for his cooperation.

According to a recent commentary in Time Magazine, the league built its case by buying clinic documents for $125,000 from a man known only as "Bobby."  Bobby is a convicted criminal and the documents he sold were stolen. Supposedly they were "verified" by Bosch, who has also engaged in criminal activity and took money from the league in exchange for his cooperation.

According to the league's drug policy, none of us should even know anything about Rodriquez's problems.  The policy guarantees confidentiality which has been totally ignored in his case.  The policy also has a protocol by which players are tested and disciplined.  If a player fails a test and loses his appeal, he will be suspended.  But unlike other clients of Bosch, Rodriguez never failed a drug test.

According to policy, none of us should even know anything about Rodriquez's problems.  The league's drug policy guarantees confidentiality which has been totally ignored in his case. The policy also has a protocol by which players are tested and disciplined.  If a player fails a test and loses his appeal, he will be suspended.  But unlike other clients of Bosch, Rodriguez never failed a drug test.

Whether you believe the league's claims or not, it is clear that Bud Selig and other executives of the league have bullied Rodriquez and treated him unfairly.  It's time for a new commissioner. 

For more information on bullying, see Energy Suckers.

Whether you beieve the league's claims or not, it is clear that Bud Selig and other executives of the league have bullied Rodriquez and treated him unfairly. It's time for a new commissioner.

For more information on bullying, see my new book, Energy Suckers.

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