In an article found on CTVnews.ca that was posted October 5th 2013 it was revealed that Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) is suing both the Yankees Team Doctor as well as the NY hopsital for medical malpractice, claiming that he should not have been given clearance to play after sustaining an injury to his left hip. This is also raising issues in terms of his suspension for alleged drug use- which according to the article may be overturned because of these 2 law suits he is filing. After comments were made by Weiner- MLBPA Union Head in an interview, A-Rod’s lawyers wrote a letter complaining that his comments in the interview may affect A-Rod’s arbitration process and that he is clearly not being fairly represented by the MLBPA.
This whole issue definitely calls the politics of sport into question and would raise some eye brows. The fair representation of Alex Rodriguez by the MLBPA, the medical malpractice lawsuits, the potential overturning of A-Rod’s suspension based on his drug use allegations– these could all be considered political issues but also policy. The policies of the MLBPA may be called into question after this incident. This issue is one that should be followed to see what happens in the end!