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Posts Tagged ‘Bud Selig’

A-Rod Follows Lance Armstrong and Takes the Easy Way Out

How much do you love me? A couple of months ago we gave Yankees slugger/celebrity boyfriend/yacht enthusiast Alex Rodriguez some totally unsolicited advice about the best way to deal with the steroid controversy threatening to ruin his already soiled career.

Now we have to wonder whether A-Rod even read our little blog post, because we’ve seen a glimpse of his role model and it looks a whole lot like pre-Oprah Lance Armstrong.

He decided to turn the tables on his accusers by filing suit against both Major League Baseball for “slandering” him with a world-record 211 game suspension and his team’s physician for “misdiagnosing” a hip injury in an attempt to prevent him from playing.

That’s a devilishly brilliant and completely unbelievable scheme right there.

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Anti-Smoking Crusaders Add MLB to Hit List

Re-energized by Rango‘s top spot at the box office, anti-smoking organizations this week reiterated their call to slap automatic R-ratings on movies that feature tobacco use — even when those users are cigar-chompin’, gun-shootin’, cowboy-hat-wearin’ gila monsters.

But the anti-smoking crusade isn’t limited to the multiplex. Last week, Rango-rivals the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Legacy Foundation, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids partnered, along with seven other health-focused organizations, to target the dusty varmints of baseball.

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