In news that’s not the least bit shocking, Alex Rodriguez walked out on his grievance hearing with MLB on Wednesday. Rodriguez reportedly smacked the table he was sitting at and cursed an MLB executive after it was ruled that Bud Selig would not have to testify at the hearings. A-Fraud then proceeded to walk out and has since issued a statement:
“I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure that the player fails. I have sat through 10 days of testimony by felons and liars, sitting quietly through every minute, trying to respect the league and the process. This morning, after Bud Selig refused to come in and testify about his rationale for the unprecedented and totally baseless punishment he hit me with, the arbitrator selected by MLB and the Players Association refused to order Selig to come in and face me. The absurdity and injustice just became too much. I walked out and will not participate any further in this farce.”
So at this point, A-Fraud has him arms crossed and his bottom lip stuck out until further notice. He’s not going to participate in this ‘farce’ of a hearing any longer. Anyone shocked? I didn’t think so.
This is just further proof that the former slugger just doesn’t get it. MLB is going to do everything possible to not allow him back in the game next season. Selig not having to testify is far from surprising. Baseball is only going to do the bare minimum when it comes to playing ball with Rodriguez. They’re going to make this process as difficult as it can possibly be.
A spokesperson for A-Fraud also said that this case could end up federal court. I don’t see how that’s going to happen if he’s refusing to participate in these initial hearings, but anything is possible in the American legal system.
The bottom line is that Rodriguez is not going to play a single inning next inning. Clearly, he’s still in denial about it. Taking this to federal court will only prolong the inevitable.