Read Major League Baseball's Response to Alex Rodriguez's Lawsuit

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On Friday, Alex Rodriguez filed a complaint against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, and Bud Selig himself, claiming, among other things, that they "engaged in tortious and egregious conduct with one, and only one, goal: to improperly marshal evidence that they hope to use to destroy the reputation and career of Alex Rodriguez, one of the most accomplished Major League Baseball players of all time."

On Monday, MLB et al. struck back with their own filing.

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Brian Cashman Knew About Yankee Steroid Use, Didn't Care, Indicted Ex-Mistress Claims

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In a kind of tabloid harmonic convergence, a court document filed yesterday contains new allegations about Yankees general manager Brian Cashman from his former mistress, who is accused of stalking him and trying to extort money from him.

Louise Meanwell is said to have told her lawyer Stephen Turano that Cashman told her he was aware of steroid use in the Yankees clubhouse, but didn't care as long as it didn't harm the team's reputation, the document says.

Meanwell also told Turano that Cashman told her he intentionally misled investigators during the investigation into pitcher Roger Clemons's steroid use, the document alleges.

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Now That The MLB Is Involved, A-Rod's Career May Be In Jeopardy

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So, it seems as if Alex Rodriguez might be screwed.

As a little background, our sister paper, the Miami New Times, published a scathing cover story last week about a Miami-based drug clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided steroids to a murderer's row of athletes, including boxers, tennis players, and baseball stars like Texas Ranger Nelson Cruz, ex-San Francisco Giant Melky Cabrera (now with the Toronto Blue Jays), and the Yankees' own Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod, 37, was the largest reveal in the article, since the three-time American League MVP is one of the league's biggest stars, one of the best of all time, and because he's claimed not to have used performance-enhancing drugs since the spring of 2003.

But meticulous handwritten records kept by Biogenesis head Anthony Bosch show that between 2009 and 2012, Bosch tended personally to the Yankees third baseman, exchanging the drugs in person for cash and providing him with different drug cocktails, delivered through injection, creams and even lozenges. The New Times' records say A-Rod was given at least 19 different drugs including HGH, testosterone and IGF-1, all banned substances. The New Times even detailed one regime that required at least 19 different injections on its own.

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Homerun: Baby Born at Yankee Stadium Subway

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Yesterday morning it seems that a little boy just couldn't wait to get to Yankee Stadium. According to CBS News, Tamika Snipe, 21, was heading to the hospital around 10 a.m. to deliver her third child on her due date, when she started experiencing serious labor pains on the subway.

Snipe got off the 4 train at the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium Station and police called an ambulance, but the baby, like most New Yorkers, couldn't wait. Lt. Sylvia Mendoza, Officers Yaneli Garcia and Norma Vargas Benitez, helped Snipe deliver Maxwell at 10:25 a.m.

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Legality of Anwar al-Awlaki Killing; Rain Delay for Yankees; Dow Jones Slumps

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Justice Department officials have released a statement establishing the legality of the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda leader who was born in New Mexico, was killed in Yemen yesterday in an authorized drone strike. Some questioned the legality of killing an American without trial, but the Washington Post reports the Justice Department released a "secret memo" asserting the acceptability of the attack. "What constitutes due process in this case is a due process in war," an anonymous official said. [Washington Post]


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Bronx Beep to Yanks: Pave Parking Lot, Put Up Hotel Paradise

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Diaz' Facebook profile pic: Only 602 saves short of Mo.
With the new ballfields intended to replace those bulldozed five years ago to make way for Yankee Stadium: The Next Generation finally nearing completion — look, you can even see them now on Google Maps! — it's time to finally turn the page on the ugly battle over the park-stealing, $2.3 billion stadium project, right? Or it would be, if not for the fact that the convoluted financing of the stadium looks like it's going to have repercussions into the second Baldwin administration.

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

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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.

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What Could David Paterson's $62,125 Fine Buy in Actual Yankee Memorabilia?

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Ex-Governor David Paterson has paid his fine of $62,125 for accepting complimentary tickets to a 2009 Yankees World Series game. The tickets were for himself, his two aides, his teenage son, and his son's friend. They were originally priced at $425, which means Paterson comes out with a loss of $60,000 -- and he didn't even get to take home any souvenirs for that. What would $62,125 get you in terms of an authentic Yankees experience? Runnin' Scared does the math!

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