Failing an analytical test is merely one way a player can be suspended. Section 7 of the Program outlines the various violations that can lead to a suspension. In A-Rod's case, 7.G.2 seems to provide the OCB wide latitude on suspension length, and it doesn't seem as though that's the only check mark against him.wnyghost said:I think MLB has royally screwed up with the Arod suspension. I cannot stand Arod but 200+ games is way over the top in comparison to the other punishments handed out. There are no positive tests (that we know about) and everyone is treating it like PEDs no longer exist in baseball. It's a joke. Somehow Bud Selig has managed to make me feel sorry for Arod.
I think Arod told MLB to suck it. Try to give me a lifetime ban, Let's see how that goes in court. Arod playing out the year make MLB look foolish.
Media members, former players and his own union talking shit is a joke. There are only two players involved that make a boat load of money and have real status - Arod & Braun. Braun blinked, shit his pants and ran to the hills to hide. The other players who "accepted" their deals were not in a position to fight like Arod. The MLBPA was very slow to make critical comments about the suspension and was probably hoping Arod would just accept.
I really hate give Arod any credit (he is someone who used PEDs and is the definition of unlikeable) but he has some balls. Alone on an island - no friends, only Haters. The "GAME" is not clean! Five years ago the media would have fallen all over themselves if Braun had delivered the Longoria message. What makes anyone think Evan Longoria is clean? Who cares what McGwire thinks about the current state of the game? Who know if Jeter is falling apart because he finally stopped using?
Just a total joke. I hope Arod goes on a tear and greatly adds to his HR totals.
You'd have a hard time proving Selig is acting capriciously here. The Program outlines his authorities, and I'm not seeing anything that suggests he's ventured off the path in his discipline.
I'm not sure why you're discussing a lifetime ban. I think that ship sailed. He's been suspended for this year and next as I understand it.