A lifetime ban of Alex Rodriguez from MLB is in the works

Managing Editor

Any novice poker player will tell you there's usually an appropriate time to call a bluff, and then there's a time to fold. In the case of the Biogenesis scandal, it was the perfect time to fold as Major League Baseball sets it's sights on an unprecedented move.

Many immediately called MLB's bluff when stories began to surface that baseball would be seeking a life-time ban against New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. Now, as USA Today reporting, those who whimsically called MLB's bluff, including A-Rod himself, will be losing - BIG TIME.

Commissioner Bud Selig is prepared to levy a lifetime suspension on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, while suspending about eight others before the weekend, two people with knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.

MLB wants to send a resounding message to those who have cheated, are cheating or will cheat in the future. It's a simple statement with a clever pun.

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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