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How many more chances does Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez deserve?

THE HOT CORNER

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RYAN TREXLER Sports Editor AND

BRYAN OBAROWSKI Asst. Sports Editor

Even though the year has ended for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, the controversy continues to swirl around the infamous all-star. Earlier this week, Rodriguez and his legal team filed two lawsuits, one against Major League Baseball and one against the New York Yankees’ team doctor. The question comes down to what is Alex Rodriguez trying to gain by filing these lawsuits? Is there any way for the Yankees’ third baseman to save face at this point? Bryan and Ryan will discuss this topic in this week’s hot corner.

Bryan:

With a 211 game suspension hanging over his head, and what is quickly becoming a tarnished career, I don’t understand why Rodriguez would want to try and attack the very organization

that has given him a job. The only way that this story could be spun in a positive way would be if Rodriguez truly felt like he was mistreated by the MLB and that the organization was trying to make an example out of him, then I could understand why a lawsuit would be filed. But, I don’t think this is the reason for the lawsuit. I think these lawsuits have been filed because Rodriguez refuses to admit that he may have done something wrong. At this point, there is no way for Rodriguez to save his reputation. At least for me, he will always be remembered as a player who used performance enhancing drugs, and this is only going to make things worse. If these lawsuits bring the individuals involved into court, the story is going to be drawn out throughout the winter and A-Rod will be at the center of it. I don’t think there is any reason for this to happen. I think the best thing for him to be would be to sit back,

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stay out of the spotlight, take the punishment and move on. Rodriguez has made more money than most people can even comprehend, and in my opinion, filing these lawsuits can only lower him

farther into the abyss.

Ryan:

I have to agree with you Bryan, this is something so dumb I cannot even wrap my head around it. The man needs to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible because of what he was already accused of, now trying to go after the league is the dumbest thing he could possibly do. The MLB is the organization that has made Rodriguez into what he is today— everything he has is because of the MLB. For him to go after it like he is, it is an insult to the people who head the league. I personally believe that A-Rod should be kicked out of baseball for good. He has abused the opportunities that he was given. He was given too many second chances and he blew every single one of them. At some point someone in the league has to say enough is enough get rid of the guy. A-Rod needs to face the fact that the league has control over whether he plays or not, filing the lawsuit is not Courtesy of Google Images something that is going to Alex Rodriguez has been accused of steroid use many times before and was let off with a mear slap on help him, this is only going to the wrist. It is time he is given the proper punishment he deserves. A-Rod needs to pay for his actions. hurt his chances of a return.

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