The hearing for Alex Rodriguez's suspension appeal is scheduled to resume today, and if there wasn't already enough anger and hatred on both sides of the table, this fun little story from ESPN NY yesterday about A-Rod's lawyer getting into it with Anthony Bosch's lawyer should add a little extra heat to the fire:
"Told that MLB might need several more days to question Bosch, Tacopina was quoted by the New York Daily News as saying, 'Well, I guess we have all of October, and by then Mr. Bosch will be in jail.'
'If he is, he is not going alone,' Ayala is alleged to have retorted, prompting Tacopina to 'bull rush' Ayala, according to the source. Tacopina was restrained before any blows could be exchanged."
FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!!! Seriously, how can people not love this stuff? There should be a new 24/7 ESPN channel dedicated to showing everything that's happening inside and outside that meeting room. If I'm scoring the bout, I'm going to have to give the nod to Ayala (Bosch's lawyer). The "not going alone" line is a pretty good comeback on the spot like that, and the fact that Tacopina responded by rushing him proves it got under his skin. Rookie move by Tacopina too. Everybody knows you don't escalate to physicality after the first insult, bro. You should have come back with the "you bob for apples in the toilet, and you like it" line and seen where it went from there. Amateur.