New York Times' Vecsey: A-Rod a 'Cunning Guy'

Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 06:43 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Alex Rodriguez's highly-publicized storming out of an arbitration hearing with Major League Baseball this week was a carefully orchestrated event, according to veteran sports columnist George Vecsey of The New York Times.

"He's not going to [leave the hearing] if his lawyer hasn't approved it," Vecsey told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"A-Rod is a pretty cunning guy . . .  he does things that are stupid, but I don't think he does things that are impulsive.

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"When it comes down to this, he does have a sense of what his side needs to do and I'm sure the lawyers said, 'Alex, great idea, throw a tantrum, go home and see your kids, you don't need to be here, it's good theater, get some people on your side.'''

Vecsey believes the New York Yankees third baseman, who is appealing a 211-game suspension in connection with a performance-enhancing drug scandal, doesn't have the right to question Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig at the hearing as he wants to.

"Baseball has its legal angle and whether he wants to accept it or not, baseball has always done its very best to keep everything in house, not to get it out into the courts because they don't want that," Vecsey said.

"They cower at the idea of things getting out and I don't blame them for that because you like to keep things in house."

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