Thursday, October 17, 2013
A-Rod steals the nightcap
By Matt Ehalt
NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez stopped the show.
When he left MLB’s office on Park Avenue in Manhattan around 6:35 p.m. on Thursday night, the third baseman had his usual group of supporters waiting for him in the street and chanting his name.
Alex Rodriguez's lead attorney says the player "absolutely" did not receive PEDs from Biogenesis and that baseball "does not have any evidence that he has.''
He also had a new following Thursday as participants in Story by Story’s fourth annual stair climb lined up behind the railings on the steps in front of the building, snapping photos and watching Rodriguez interact with supporters.
For approximately 15 minutes, Rodriguez signed autographs and posed for photos with fans before taking off. He did not speak with the media. As Rodriguez interacted, Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" blasted in the background.
Thursday was an important day in the hearing as MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred gave his testimony. Rodriguez will be back Friday for the final day of his hearing before a hiatus for the World Series. The hearing will resume in November.