A-Rod vs. Selena Roberts: “Most irresponsible of all, Roberts accuses the union of warning the players that their drug tests were coming up, an old charge that stems back to the 2007 Mitchell Report on drug use in baseball. If Roberts had bothered to check the basic agreement between the owners and players, she would have found that there was no provision for letting the union know when drug tests were scheduled — that’s pretty much the definition of “random” testing — and therefore no way the union could have “tipped” players … In any event, the idea that the union could avoid a positive test by alerting a player to an upcoming drug test is silly.” Also: ESPN wouldn’t have Roberts on air because she went to the MLB Network and the Today show first; a Toronto Sun columnist says Roberts lifted a few of his quotes for a story and credited the Toronto Star. Roberts nor the paper’s ombud ever got back to him. (Salon)
Rebel with a lucrative cause.
There is still a game to be played later this week, too.
And what’s going all with the recent Sports Illustrated departures?
All signs point to this guy.
Boomer Esiason Thinks Roger Goodell Should Give Richard Sherman "Heavy Duty Fine" for Ballghazi Remarks
Fining Sherman would only call more attention — and scrutiny — to his remarks.