The Manny precedent also makes me wonder what will happen when Alex Rodriguez becomes eligible. Again, you don’t need a rundown of A-Rod’s airtight statistical case. And you don’t need to be reminded that he admitted in 2009 that he’d used steroids with the Rangers from 2001 to 2003, or that MLB suspended him for the entire 2014 season for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. If he doesn’t appear in the majors again, he’d be eligible for the Hall of Fame for the first time after the 2021 season. What happens to him?
I’m not even going to put forward a guess as to how the BBWAA electorate Cheap Flag Football Jerseys will view PED-connected players in December 2021. The current ballot presents enough challenges. I do know things are changing. In their first three years on the ballot, Bonds and Clemens seemed destined to be forever trapped in the Under 40 Percent Club, but this year they’ve both been named on more than 61 percent of the public ballots in Thibodaux’s tracker. That’s a big jump.
A Mexican League team reported its manager missing Thursday, initiating an investigation by local authorities, mediotiempo.com reported .
The Bravos de León baseball team reported the disappearance of Francisco “Paquín” Estrada, who had arrived Saturday for the 2017 season.
“We do not know if Paquín could be in a hospital or clinic due to a medical relapse or was a victim of some [crime],” the team said in a statement (translation via Google).
Estrada, 69, recently underwent heart surgery, according to The Associated Press .
Mexican League spokesman Gabriel Medina told the AP on Thursday that the last known contact with Estrada was Tuesday night, and he missed a scheduled press conference Wednesday morning.
Estrada played in one game with the Mets in 1971. He managed the Mexican League’s Seraperos de Saltillo in 2016.