Its time for this second-rate villain to put up or finally shut up
The Yankees’ president was responding specifically to one complaint aired by Joseph Tacopina, A-Rod’s newest blustery attorney, to The New York Times. Tacopina accused the Yankees of medical malpractice, alleging the club purposely didn’t inform A-Rod of a serious left hip injury (that eventually required surgery) last October. If this was the case, Levine wondered, then why didn’t A-Rod simply file a grievance through the Players Association?
No matter how much you distrust the authorities, or how loudly you’d revel in A-Rod escaping his current conundrum (just to infuriate the finger-wagging moralists), there’s no getting around Levine’s point.
A-Rod and his clown car full of advisers and lawyers are not behaving like a wronged party. They’re acting like rabble-rousers, trying to create distractions at every turn instead of focusing on the only relevant matter: A-Rod is appealing a 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball for allegedly purchasing and using illegal performance-enhancing drugs on multiple occasions and obstructing MLB’s investigation.