The ongoing battle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball regarding his 211-game suspension was supposed to take a progressive step forward toward finalization with his arbitration hearing on Wednesday morning.
Well, that was until A-Rod decided that he didn’t want to do it anymore and stormed out of the hearing, which should do wonders for his selfish reputation.
Rodriguez storming out of the hearing was triggered by the fact that he was upset that the arbitrator, Fredric Horowitz, didn’t call MLB commissioner Bud Selig to testify against his appeal.
The embattled Yankees third basemen then had some words for everyone before taking off:
“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,” Rodriguez said, apparently referring to MLB’s chief witness against him, Tony Bosch. “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.
Again, this act today should be lovely in making him look like a stand-up person, especially when most people generally see him as one of the most ignorant people on the planet, and have for most of his career.