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Report: Alex Rodriguez Wanted His Legal Team, Not MLBPA To Represent Him
Published October 7, 2013
WHAT DO THE SUITS MEAN FOR MLB? ESPN N.Y.'s Matthews & Marchand reported Rodriguez on Friday night "filed a second lawsuit" against Yankees Head Physician Chris Ahmad and New York Presbyterian/Columbia Univ. Medical Center, alleging "malpractice for misdiagnosing his left hip injury during the 2012 playoffs." The Yankees "were not named in either suit" (ESPNNY.com, 10/5). In N.Y., Ken Davidoff wrote the suit against MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig "comes off less like a disciplined airing of grievances and more like a fantastic collection of dirt." It is "put together so brilliantly to score some points in the court of public opinion" (N.Y. POST, 10/5). In Boston, Nick Cafardo wrote the suit against MLB "brings up all kinds of issues, such as full disclosure, opening up records, and in baseball's case, answering questions it would rather not in terms of steroids and how long it knew there was a problem before anything was done." Rodriguez "may get nothing out of his suit, but it's uncomfortable for MLB" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/6). In Miami, Julie Brown wrote under the header, "Hardball: When Major League Baseball Investigators Came To Town." In their "zeal to clean up the sport, MLB investigators have been accused of discarding the rulebook much like the juiced-up ballplayers they were pursuing" (MIAMI HERALD, 10/5).