Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees are not even in the post season and yet the third baseman remains a news headline. Out of the 13 players that were suspended this past season due to the Biogenesis scandal, A. Rod is the only player who appealed his suspension. The explanation is easy to see, he was the only one suspended for 211 games, which for an oft-injured 38-year-old professional baseball player, it would probably mean his career.
So A. Rod is fighting back with yet another lawsuit. Last night, A. Rod's litigation team filed a lawsuit against New York Yankee team doctor Chris Ahmad and The New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. In the suit, Rodriguez accuses them of malpractice concerning an MRI which he contends showed a injury to his left hip.
Friday's lawsuit was not the first and it seems will not be the last. On Thursday, A. Rod's legal team went after Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig. The claim states that the Commissioner and MLB were purposely trying to smear Rodriguez's name and ruin his career, calling the proposed suspension "a witch hunt."
The complaint states, “They have ignored the procedures set forth in baseball’s collectively bargained labor agreement; violated the strict confidentiality imposed by these agreements; paid individuals millions of dollars and made promises of future employment to individuals in order to get them to produce documents and to testify on MLB’s behalf; bullied and intimidated those individuals who refused to cooperate with their witch hunt; and singled out plaintiff for an unprecedented 211-game suspension — the longest non-permanent ban in baseball history."
As you can expect the twitter world is having its say:
Has Alex Rodriguez sued anyone today? Wait, it's Saturday. From defendant to plaintiff to victim, the A-Rod saga. http://t.co/y3i8URrdoV
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) October 5, 2013
@DannyKnoblerCBS Once a whiney baby...always a whiney baby !
— AlanMacVean (@ScottishCaveman) October 5, 2013
A-Rod, a gift that keeps giving. Seriously, Mr. Fraud just go away. Please take the money & leave us fans alone. http://t.co/010DumNgxM
— Om Malik (@om) October 4, 2013
— US Reality Check (@USRealityCheck) October 5, 2013
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