Now there are reports that a federal investigation will result in the arrest of the Biogenesisis owner, Tony Bosch, and that several more MBL players will be implicated, which would force Selig to administer his own amazing brand of justice.
We now know things that we did not know a year ago, including:
- Selig would announce after the 2013 season that he would stop being commissioner in January 2015;
- Rodriguez had been given permission by the official MBL doctor to use PED in 2007 and 2008.
It seems apparent that Selig wanted to rid himself of Rodriguez completely. Selig's personal animus towards Rodriguez drove Selig to punish Rodriguez out of all proportion to the punishments he imposed on the other dozen players.
Now Selig has a another chance to show his sense of fairness. He can punish someone more than he punished Rodriguez. OK, maybe not more but a lot more than the 50 games for all but Ryan Braun (65 games) in 2013. I'm guessing there's no chance that will happen. And if it does not, how obvious would it then be that Selig carried out a personal vendetta against Rodriguez with Tony Clark, head of the players union, complicit? And how do the other players feel abut abandoning one of their own?
What's that, it's OK because nobody likes Rodriguez? That's exactly what the owners want: the players turning on each other. There's also the basic American sense of fair play. What happened to that?
|Alex Rodriguez Aug. 5, 2013 news conference before Chicago White Sox gamein Chicago|