This is ridiculous. According to Jon Heyman, Major League Baseball’s investigation into Alex Rodriguez is being expanded to include an inquiry into the pitch-tipping allegations in Selena Roberts’ book. The allegations come from some — or perhaps one — of Roberts’ anonymous sources, and MLB is simply doing its due diligence here. I have to wonder though why the numerous on-the-record denials aren’t enough to counter Roberts’ nameless allegations.
Either way, Heyman says that Major League Baseball’s burden of proof will be extraordinarily high. “They’d need either Rodriguez to admit to the charges,” Heyman writes, “or for someone else intimately involved to swear to it.” I expect nothing to come out of this. Bud Selig sure is staking a lot on a book that isn’t very good.