Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on Alex Rodriguez and 12 other players for their use of performance-enhancing drugs Monday by handing out lengthy suspensions. But long suspensions are nothing new in baseball where everything from a few games to a lifetime suspension have been handed down at one point.
Two decades ago, Alex Rodriquez’ high school coach predicted a flashy future for the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft.
If New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is awaiting his suspension and could be banned for life. But lifetime bans are nothing new for Major League Baseball which has a lengthy history of throwing people out of the game.
The firestorm that erupted over Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen’s is showing no signs of letting up, but the focus has started to shift towards what punishment, if any, Guillen may face.