Like a lover scorned, racing angrily out the house. I only hope he slammed the door behind him as saline streams ran down his face. From ESPN New York:
Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his own grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled that baseball commissioner Bud Selig did not have to testify before the embattled slugger's attorneys.
Talk about the most spoiled brat behavior ever. Love A-Rod, hate A-Rod, you've gotta admire the delightful churlishness of this. But, it gets better.
Rodriguez slammed his hand on a table at Major League Baseball's Manhattan office and cursed at baseball COO Rob Manfred, according to a source with knowledge of the proceedings.
A temper tantrum! A legitimate temper tantrum. (With any other player, we'd call this “Roid Rage,” but since it's A-Rod, let's use the phrase “Effete Grandstanding.”)
“This is ridiculous,” Rodriguez is said to have shouted after Horowitz issued his ruling shortly before noon at MLB's offices on Park Ave.
Rodriguez then pointed his finger at Manfred, who directed baseball's investigation into the Biogenesis clinic suspected of being a source of supply of illegal PEDs to ballplayers, and said “You know you're full of s—!”
Afterwards, A-Rod took to his Mean Girls Burn Book (a press release), and unleashed this tirade:
“I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure that the player fails. I have sat through 10 days of testimony by felons and liars, sitting quietly through every minute, trying to respect the league and the process. This morning, after Bud Selig refused to come in and testify about his rationale for the unprecedented and totally baseless punishment he hit me with, the arbitrator selected by MLB and the Players Association refused to order Selig to come in and face me.
You gonna take that shit, Bud?