• A-Rod: I Thought They Were Flintstones Chewables

    Posted by on October 2nd, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Via the Daily News -

    According to a source with knowledge of Rodriguez’s ongoing arbitration hearings, the embattled Yankee and his lawyers have presented a case based partly on the idea that Rodriguez believed the substances he procured from the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic were innocent legal supplements.

    That narrative conflicts with the version told by Anthony Bosch, the founder and proprietor of the now-shuttered facility, who spent part of Monday and almost all of Tuesday testifying before the three-person panel that will decide on the appropriateness of the 211-game doping ban Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig imposed upon Rodriguez in August.

    Bosch, who is cooperating with MLB, has spent much of that time validating a vast trove of Biogenesis documents as well as his own electronic communications with Rodriguez. The league believes the evidence reflects a deep dealer-source relationship. If the Biogenesis products were legitimate, MLB argues, why were they so expensive and why were the transactions so secretive?

    That’s right up there with the dog ate my homework. A-Rod really expects anyone to believe this?

    Comments on A-Rod: I Thought They Were Flintstones Chewables

    1. MJ Recanati
      October 2nd, 2013 | 3:30 pm
    2. October 2nd, 2013 | 3:51 pm

      Sources = Ron Berkowitz, Rodriguez’s publicist.
      FWIW.

    3. MJ Recanati
      October 2nd, 2013 | 4:31 pm

      Every report out there suggests that Rodriguez hasn’t yet presented his case. If so, NYDN’s report would be at least misrepresenting the fact that Rodriguez’s lawyers “have presented a case” which casts doubt on the veracity of the story in its entirety. How could NYDN claim to have “a source with knowledge of Rodriguez’s hearing” if that source can’t even get right the fact that Rodriguez hasn’t presented his case yet?

      Having said that, the “unknowingly took PED’s” defense may have a legal purpose. If the NYDN story is correct, this (below) explains the logic behind it.

      http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/02/report-a-rod-is-using-the-i-had-no-idea-what-i-was-taking-defense/related/

    4. throwstrikes
      October 2nd, 2013 | 5:10 pm

      “A-Rod really expects anyone to believe this?”

      Their track record lately has me asking if the NY Daily News really expects anyone to believe them. They have taken more )fers than hits when its come to their Biogenesis reporting.

    5. redbug
      October 2nd, 2013 | 5:39 pm

      Arod may not have testified yet, but I believe there was an opening statement by his lawyer. According to his lawyer, Arod shouldn’t have even a one day penalty. Sounds to me like they’ve cooked up some excuse.

    6. Kamieniecki
      October 2nd, 2013 | 9:02 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Having said that, the “unknowingly took PED’s” defense may have a legal purpose.

      Ya think?

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