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August 7, 2013

DUVALL: A-Rod's fall was a long time coming

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Tonawanda News — He should have been great. Instead, he’s a villain in the movie he wrote about himself. He’s a cheater, a fraud. All those gaudy numbers we baseball fans love to recite mean nothing for him because they don’t count a thing. They’re notches on a bedpost where he laid bare his delusions of grandeur. 

So now baseball has suspended him for the rest of this year, all of next year and we’ll see what happens when he returns — if he returns — after that.

He’s appealing the league’s decision. He gets to keep playing while the case is heard.

But the jury’s out, Alex. And the verdict isn’t good, which is to say it’s great news for those of us who love the game.

A-Rod, his publicist, his entourage, the sycophants who spend his money and the guy who squeezes toothpaste onto a tooth brush for him after games (the service is written into his contract) — those guys can go pound rocks.

Eric DuVall is the managing editor of the Tonawanda News. Contact him at eric.duvall@tonawanda-news.com or follow him on Twitter, @EricRDuVall.

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