As if being made fun of by Drake wasn’t enough, Alex Rodriguez also learned this week that his fellow players recently attempted to get him kicked out of the union. Sadly for those who enjoy watching Rodriguez suffer, it would be illegal for the union to take such a move.
Yahoo! Sports revealed the details of how this went down:
On a conference call of perhaps 40 players and board members held Jan. 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., outraged union members repeatedly requested that Rodriguez be expelled, sources said. Following a roll call of players present on the line, according to one participant and another familiar with the call, the first player to speak asked bluntly: Can we kick him out of the union?
Advised by union leadership that was not possible, more players nonetheless expressed the same opinion. Not a single member defended Rodriguez, one player said, in a forum where there are frequent disagreements.
“That’s what everyone was thinking,” the player said. “We wanted to get on this call and not let him back. [To say,] ‘This is our game and we don’t want you in it.'”
So A-Rod gets to remain a part of the union he is currently suing, even though everyone in that union wants him expelled.
And A-Rod fully intends to return to baseball when/if his suspension is lifted.
Just going away already is clearly not an option for Rodriguez. This guy can’t take a hint for crap.