A-Rod knows he’s going down, and he wants to see who else he can take with him. He’s filing a medical grievance against the Yankees with MLB and also preparing a medical malpractice suit against team doctor Chris Ahmad, both over an injury to his left hip that was surgically repaired last January. He claims the Yankees knew his hip was injured, but didn’t tell him and had him continue to play, hoping to make the injury worse so that he could never play again and the team would be done with him.
Meanwhile, Brian Cashman’s former mistress, Louise Meanwell (you can’t make this stuff up), is trying to force A-Rod’s new lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, to drop A-Rod because of an alleged conflict of interest because Tacopina’s firm has represented her. She spent time in jail for trying to extort money from Cashman and for stalking him. She also claims that Cashman was aware that some of his players used PED’s and that he gave her names.
It’s a sordid mess that promises to get much darker and dirtier before it ends.
With Anthony Weiner fading, this is a gift from the gods to the NYC tabloids.
You know who I feel bad about in all this? Derek Jeter. The mud is deep enough to even be splashing up on him, and he should be out of it.
Makes me sad for baseball.
I really don’t see how this affects Jeter — or Mariano.
Just in that the whole Yankee brand seems so tainted now, with all of this sordid ugliness. I always thought of Cashman as a class act, too, so I hate to hear about all of this.
Mostly, I just want to go back to baseball as baseball.
My Uncle played for the Cubs in the 40’s, and he is now 96 and frail. All of this makes me wish for my rose colored glasses and a trip back to when I saw baseball with an unjaundiced eye.
That is so cool that your uncle played for the Cubs! And I hope he hangs in there.
The Yankees have gone through stuff before, as when Steinbrenner was suspended.
I don’t think the Yanks are tainted, just A-Rod, but we’ll see what comes out.
Honestly, if it were not for you I should have lost track ages ago on A Rod. As for the Weiner, my stomach turns every time he pops up on TV here battling for the middle classes. Huma, however, has not been seen since that press conference. Unless of course she is too busy on the Hillary 2016 campaign which the Weiner let slip.
Supposedly Huma is on vacation while the Clintons are also on vacation in the Hamptons.