On Saturday, it was reported that an arbitrator upheld the majority of Alex Rodriguez’s suspension by the league. As a result, the New York Yankees slugger will miss the entire 2014 season and postseason.
Despite the hefty penalty and evidence suggesting his role in the latest MLB PED scandal, Rodriguez has remained defiant.
There is perhaps no player in organized sports who provokes vitriol quite like Rodriguez. After the news broke, Twitter had a field day with America’s favorite whipping boy. Here are some of the best reactions from fans and media in regards to the ruling.
— Colin Burns (@TheCBurns) January 11, 2014
@AROD — I hope u can get through all of this mess which you brought upon urself. Don’t blame the game, blame the cheater. Population U
— Sports&Detroit (@jjthomas06) January 11, 2014
.@AROD now that you have some free time this year I was wondering if you could babysit my kid next weekend? 8 bucks/hour, DM if interested
— Śïmpłÿ $1mØn (@reverendmalibu) January 11, 2014
BREAKING: Alex Rodriguez has been banned from taking any performance enhancing drugs for the entire 2014 baseball season.
— cleave19 (@cleave19) January 11, 2014
So why can’t Alex Rodriguez just be suspended for life
— Chris Hastings (@chrisxhastings) January 11, 2014
Alex Rodriguez is washed. Nobody cares if he ever comes back or not lol
— Cuffs The Legend (@CuffsTheLegend) January 11, 2014
Are the Yankees happy Alex Rodriguez is suspended 1 year? #SaveMoney
— Randy Dorfman (@RandyDorfman) January 11, 2014
Brrr, it’s cold in here. RT @richarddeitsch: ESPN should hire Alex Rodriguez to be an analyst for the SEC Network.
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) January 11, 2014
A-Rod is the top trending tweet followed by Alex Rodriguez. I wonder if he did anything recently…
— OG TBlake (@TheTyler_Blake) January 11, 2014
Alex Rodriguez you’re a child.
— Travis Thompson (@TThompson_15) January 11, 2014
Alex Rodriguez and I have something in common. Neither of us will be playing Major League Baseball this season.
— Dennis Lawson (@gr33nazn) January 11, 2014
david ortiz: tested positive for peds once, 0 games missed to suspension alex rodriguez: never tested positive for peds, 162 game ban
— haley (@isIanders) January 11, 2014
Winners: NYC tabloids, MLB, 3B Free Agents, A-Rod’s lawyers, Jeter, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson. Losers: YES Network, A-Rod, Mike Francesa.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 11, 2014
— Foley’s NY (@FoleysNY) January 11, 2014
So Alex Rodriguez starts appearing in the stands at Yankee Stadium and cutting promos on MLB around July, right?
— Black Cat (@flairchops) January 11, 2014
Alex Rodriguez should buy Yankees season tickets and sit right behind home plate
— Murdersacker, Inc. (@Brohan_Cruyff) January 11, 2014
Alex Rodriguez is a pathological liar. Therefore, his dramas and his struggles are less interesting than before we knew exactly who he is.
— Jared Max (@Jared_Max) January 11, 2014
Alex Rodriguez is making @JoseCanseco look like a saint.
— Jeff Rose, CFP® (@jjeffrose) January 11, 2014
— Michael J. (@revive85KC) January 11, 2014
Hmm… How can I block the words “Alex Rodriguez” and “A-Rod” from showing up on my TL? Idgaf about him or his suspension. Be gone, A-Rod.
— Meerkat (@tycub) January 11, 2014
If the Worcester Tornadoes were still around, maybe Alex Rodriguez would play for them? Kind of like Jose Canseco that one time. #toosoon?
— Matt Eisenberg (@matteisenberg42) January 11, 2014
The transformation of Alex Rodriguez into Jose Canseco is almost fully complete.
— Eric (@EricEstaMuerto_) January 11, 2014
Oh, never mind, @AROD, Publix has a strict anti-drug policy, as well. Sorry 🙁
— Nuclear Awesomesauce (@INukeYou) January 11, 2014
If I were Alex Rodriguez, the smart thing to do would probably be to take enough steroids to lift this ban with MY BARE HANDS.
— Gee (@GabeTheShogun) January 11, 2014
@espn Breaking News: I don’t care about Alex Rodriguez
— Kevin Collins (@km_collins) January 11, 2014
Perhaps A-Rod won’t be on the diamond this year, but you can still see the Bronx Bombers play by purchasing your tickets from the NY Yankees Official Ticket Exchange! Look up the schedule and find the games you want to see!