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Old 01-13-2014, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
Hm, just quickly glancing over the pages tagged Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, or Biogenesis, I don't see anything that shows they're outright questioning MLB's ability to ban A-Rod.

This piece here, I think shows they have a pretty solid grasp of the CBA and JDA:

Of course, A-Rod himself in his lawsuit against the MLB questioned Selig's authority to impose this type of a ban under the terms of the CBA and JDA so I'm guessing that is where you are pulling that from:

At any rate, I do get that Deadspin has a bit more of an anti-Selig bias than most other sources, but that's only because Selig really, really sucks as a commissioner.
There was another article from June or so when the scandal first broke that dealt with Ryan Braun (and to a lesser extent A-Rod) that really questioned if MLB had the authority to suspend them and why that length. In the article you posted, they answered their own question.

I get that Deadspin has a bias and I don't even mind the anti-Selig bias, but I do think that sometimes they let their bias get in the way of their reporting and that is not a good thing.

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