Re: ARod Suspension
posted at 8/19/2013 11:35 AM EDT
In response to jete02fan's comment:
In response to Teddy_Ball_Game's comment:
I would like to know why the appeal process is taking so long? Its a joke, its been atleast three weeks.
imo the bee in many people's bonnets is that it's been said that an appeal resolution would likely be in Nov-Dec which would get him through this season basically scot-free,coupled with the fact that virtually noone else( of the suspended) is playing...i think it's safe to say that overall we all ( yes even Slasher)
acknowledge the appeal process, but don't have to like it...
I want to be very clear about this. I agree with Jeter completely. The appeal process is lengthy and is going to be cumbersome but ARod is entitled to that if he so chooses. And no I don't like it.
My two biggest issues with what's going on are that:
1) Hes being allowed to play and affect the outcome of every game he plays in, in spite of the fact that we have no indication that he's not still benefitting from the use of steriods, and
2) (and this really isn't my fight to have) given all the money he's made, does he really not have enough for an extremely opulent lifestyle now? He could show some contrition, beg for forgiveness, walk away from the game, and salvage a shred of dignity. Not a lot, but a shred. Even if he wins this thing he's still going to be known as the OJ of baseball, the guilty guy who hired a high-powered lawyer and got him off.
It would be better for him and for baseball if he'd just work out some kind of a financial settlement with the Y's while he still can and walk away.