As expected, Alex Rodriguez’s camp filed a suit with a federal court today regarding his 162-game suspension. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz’s ruling has been unsealed as part of the suit — you can read the whole thing right here (PDF link) — which was filed against both MLB and the players’ union. They need to show the MLBPA didn’t do enough to help Rodriguez to get this thing off the ground. The Earth has officially been scorched.
As you know by now, former Biogenesis chief Anthony Bosch appeared on 60 Minutes last night to discuss the scandal. Bud Selig and MLB COO Rob Manfred were on as well. There wasn’t a great deal of investigative reporting done and they missed a golden opportunity to ask Bosch why he changed his story after agreeing to cooperate with MLB. There were a few softball questions about the “integrity of the game” and stuff like that. Kinda silly. I did enjoy watching MLB’s chief witness, who they’ve sunk seven figures into between legal fees and personal security and all that, insinuate pretty much every player is doing PEDs on national television. That was great. Otherwise everyone involved comes out of the segment looking like a slimeball.
Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Knicks are the only local team playing tonight, so I guess you’re on your own for entertainment. Talk about the 60 Minutes piece, the Knicks, or anything else here. Go nuts.