It’s finally over.
Well, not so fast.
Alex Rodriguez and twelve other players have been officially suspended from Major League Baseball, according to numerous outlets with inside sources leaking information from the league offices, including ESPN, USA Today, Fox Sports and others. Of the 12, A-Rod is the lone holdout from accepting the temporary ban. His attorneys have made it unequivocally clear that they will fight any suspicion from the game. He is going to play tonight against the Chicago White Sox while he appeals Bud Selig-led suspension that will keep A-Rox out of baseball through the end of the 2014 season.
The players confirmed to be suspended are as follows:
• Francisco Cervelli, Yankees catcher.
• Cesar Puello, New York Mets outfield prospect.
• Fautino De Los Santos, San Diego Padres pitching prospect.
• Jordan Norberto, free-agent pitcher.
Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun, the 2011 Most Valuable Player who has been exposed as a dastardly fraud, was the first player to reach an agreement with MLB on a suspension for his connection to the Biogenisis case. Braun quickly accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension last month after spending years issuing convincing denials of illicit drug use. But he only loses about $3 million on a $100 million contract that he fraudulently procured from the Brewers because he was doped on PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) at the time he negotiated the terms. When he returns, Braun gets the rest of his money even though he cheated to get it. And baseball wonders why it’s losing credibility and fans and is often considered a joke.
Fans on social media, including Twitter and Instagram, let their voice be heard over the never-ending debacle that is Major League Baseball’s investigation and Biogenesis.
I really want Arod to be the savior to the yankees season them just as they’re ready to enter the post season BOOM he’s suspended.
— HJ (@KINGH3NRY) August 5, 2013
— Ashley Nicole (@girllovesports) August 5, 2013