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Rodriguez to meet with MLB on poker game

Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:56 am
 
By Evan Brunell

RodriguezAlex Rodriguez is expected to meet with investigators from Major League Baseball to discuss the third baseman's involvement in high-stakes poker games shortly, the New York Daily News reports.

"This has been overblown," the source said. "They just want to talk to him just to tell him to stop getting in these crazy situations. There is no chance he will be suspended. There is no chance a suspension would be upheld by an arbitrator, based on what we know about this."

Rodriguez has been linked to alleged illegal underground poker games where drugs were used, especially one in Beverly Hills, Calif. with Hollywood A-list stars. He had been told by baseball previously to stay away from these types of poker games. Rodriguez has stayed silent on the issue, and a source tells the Daily News that baseball overreacted when it announced an investigation into A-Rod's involvement as it's not yet clear if these games were illegal. To be illegal, someone has to serve as the "house" and collect a cut of the winnings.

"Everybody plays cards on team planes and in clubhouses," the source said. "This is no different."

Rodriguez is currently on the disabled list with knee surgery but is expected to rejoin the team on Monday in Kansas City.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 1:49 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:16 am
 

Rodriguez to meet with MLB on poker game

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Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Rodriguez to meet with MLB on poker game

MLB is mandating that if A-Rod wants to continue his poker habits, he must attend the Bud Selig seminar on creative card playing. This 2 hour event is held every other Saturday @ the Holiday Inn-Miller Park ballroom beginning @ noon. This popular event will teach clowns like Alex and other "whales" that 3 of a kind does indeed beat 2-pair. Other enlightening concepts such as drawing an inside straight or going for a flush are also discussed. The seminar concludes with the 3 steps to walk away whether you're ahead or you've lost your house. Refreshments are served after the 1st hour for prospective poker players to digest this vast knowledge that only Vegas sharks possess.


kencole13
Since: Aug 9, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 8:40 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Rodriguez to meet with MLB on poker game

It sounds like a lot of people are missing the point here. This is not about the poker game itself, but rather about gambling with large amounts of money (and other materials), meeting up with "unsavory" characters and falling into their influence. 

Don't waste your breath.  It would take the combined iq's of at least 3 or 4 Arod supporters in this thread to read and fully understand what you said.  These idiots don't understand anything at all.  They don't understand that high risk poker games like this are dangerous for the game of baseball to say the least.  They think if Arod loses a million bucks in a night that's the end of it, he pays and that's it.  They just don't get it...



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Rodriguez to meet with MLB on poker game

Can we just drop this story?  Is it even news-worthy?  There has to be better story lines out there.  Is it so slow in baseball that you guys have to fill space with this nonsense?  C'mon man, put this to bed and quit acting like the National Inquire.




Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Rodriguez to meet with MLB on poker game

Which MLB is A-rod meeting with? Is it Ray Lewis? Brian Urlacher? I really hope its Ray Lewis, I'd like to see A-rod get creamed.....

 



Since: Jul 3, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Rodriguez to meet with MLB on poker game

maybe he really "hurt his knee" when Bruno and Fat Tony didn't get their money!



Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Rodriguez to meet with MLB on poker game

  For the good of the game; 1) stop card playing on the play..bus..or whatever...clubhse...2)  Hire some decent umpires, did you see the last few Marlin

games.... 3) new league admin..so they can clean house 4) hire Tmz to follow these  gamblers last 5) make them sign an oath like the congressidiots,

that they will never gambler in a non-licenced establish ya know be more like that Barkley guy.. 


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