Major League Baseball moved to have A-Rod’s “witch hunt” lawsuit thrown out yesterday and followed that up by filing a petition against A-Rod’s PR guy in an effort to obtain the documents they allege A-Rod took from Tony Bosch. Both sides offered up their feelings on these latest developments.
A-Rod’s Lawyer: “As we have said all along, Alex has never bought any documents related to Biogenesis, and he has repeatedly turned down offers from various individuals who approached him about buying them. Alex unequivocally denies having exposed any players. This is MLB’s desperate cry for help. What happened to the ‘overwhelming mountain’ of evidence against Alex? Having now rested its case against Alex, this effort makes clear to the world that MLB doesn’t have what they said they have. What is perhaps most shocking — and the best evidence of their desperation — is that MLB would do this during the World Series.”
MLB: “We continue to be at a loss to explain how Mr. Tacopina can take the position that his client has done nothing wrong. First, it was Mr. Rodriguez did not use drugs. Now, it is he did not obstruct the investigation. Those statements are simply and demonstrably inaccurate. The action we took yesterday was necessitated by continuing efforts by Mr. Rodriguez’s lawyers to engage in a purposeful cover-up.”
Obviously no love lost on either side. And the circus continues…