Alex Rodriguez, "Disgusted" by the "Injustice" Against Him, Storms Out of Grievance Hearing

Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez slammed his fist on a table and stormed out of his grievance hearing on Wednesday.

He went down swinging, of course, as he is apt to do in autumn. "This is ridiculous!" he said before leaving the room, according to ESPN. "This is fucking bullshit!"

For good measure, he punched a wall too, the Daily News reported.

Rodriguez must have seen this "ridiculous" "bullshit" coming like a hanging curveball. Because almost immediately after he exited Major League Baseball's Midtown East office building, his PR team had already drafted a statement.

"I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure that the player fails," it read. "The absurdity and injustice just became too much. I walked out and will not participate any further in this farce."

More »

Alex Rodriguez To Jeremy Lin: You Can Stay With Me

This is the stuff fan-fiction dreams are made of. A veteran New York sports star offering up his pad to the newbie in town. It's like the passing of the torch/merchandising contract. It's like the plot line of a buddy comedy. Yankee Alex Rodriguez has gone on the record saying that if Knick Jeremy Lin ever needed a place to stay, he has a friend he can call. "If he's still looking for a place to crash, maybe he can crash at my apartment," Rodriguez said, according to the AP. "Imagine the tabloids then." Oh, we're imagining.

More »

Derek Jeter: What Are the Yankees Going to Do With Him?

Derek Jeter is my favorite player -- that is, my family's favorite player. I have played the 3,000th-hit homer over and over. It is my favorite baseball moment of the new century, with the possible exception of Johnny Damon's race to third base in the World Series against the Phillies. Now, let's move on. First of all, let's dispense with the hyperbole.

Reggie Jackson, who is the biggest gasbag in baseball -- in other words, the perfect guy for Mike Lupica to go to for a quote -- said yesterday, "What does 3,000 mean to me? It doesn't just mean that you have talent. It means that you have character, here or anywhere else." Right. So much character that the top two all-time leaders in hits are Pete Rose and Ty Cobb, two bastions of character. Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, and Joe DiMaggio, who never reached 3,000, must therefore be lacking.

More »

A-Rod's Big-Screen Debut Role: What Will It Be?

Variety reports that Yankees record home-run hitter Alex Rodriguez will be fielding a role in the new Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis movie, Friends With Benefits, about two friends who take to the sheets to cope after ending disastrous relationships. Though the plot of the film may be predictable (and also potentially disastrous-sounding), A-Rod's unspecified role is not -- just what will the tabloid's favorite performance-enhancing baseball player be doing? We gander a few guesses based on previous athlete-cum-movie stars. Kazaam!

More »

Yankees Lamely Mum on Protesting All-Star Game Over Arizona's Immigration Law

It's a sad enough day for the Yankees and their fans, given the death of controversial and famed owner George Steinbrenner. But it very well might've just gotten even worse for some, especially their (massive base of) fans of Latino decent, who -- if they're anything like the majority of Latinos in this country -- feel that Arizona's recent immigration policies are just wrong.

More »

A-Rod's Winning New Strategy: Collect on Your Debtors, the Texas Rangers

How's A-Rod doing this season? Well, you know, he's batting .291, having produced 29 runs and 48 hits out of 165 at-bats. Could be worse, but as they say: "It's early." Even better, however, is the other strategy he's employing against rival teams (and we're not talking about his fielding abilities).

More »