SBJ/Dec. 9-15, 2013/Most Influential

50 Most Influential: Alex Rodriguez / Fred Horowitz


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ALEX 
rodriguez

Third Baseman

New York Yankees


fred
horowitz

Chief arbitrator

Rodriguez grievance

CHANGE FROM 2012: NEWCOMERS

Rodriguez, MLB’s highest-paid player, is involved in a nasty legal fight with the league over charges of using performance-enhancing drugs. Horowitz will determine the outcome. It’s a critical test of the power of an individual athlete and his union against a sports property that will echo across all pro sports and define the careers of both A-Rod and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. It’s also a case that MLB’s business partners are scrutinizing closely.
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