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The MLBPA is not happy that Rob Manfred and Tony Bosch will appear on 60 Minutes

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The Major League Baseball Players Association is writing the latest chapter in the drama that is this entire Alex Rodriguez situation. After Rodriguez was given a 162-game suspension by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, MLB executive Rob Manfred and Tony Bosch of Biogenesis will appear on 60 Minutes tonight to expound on the ordeal.

The MLBPA had a lot to say about that in a statement. Via Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY:

The MLBPA union is furious that Tony Bosch and #MLB executive Rob Manfred is appearing on 60 Minutes, saying it will explore legal options

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 12, 2014


The #MLBPA: MLB’s post-decision rush to the media is inconsistent with our collectively-bargained arbitration process

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 12, 2014


The #MLBPA: It is unfortunate that Major League Baseball ....could not resist the temptation to publicly pile-on against Alex Rodriguez.;;

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 12, 2014

Rodriguez has already vowed to take his case to federal court, and now the MLBPA is threatening to pursue legal action as a result of MLB’s media gloating tour.

Meanwhile, baseball fans around the nation flip back to the NFL playoffs.

Update: MLB responds in a statement of their own:

“It is ironic that the MLBPA is complaining about MLB’s participation in this program given that Mr. Rodriguez’s lawyer is also participating in the show. As to Mr. Bosch’s appearance, he is not controlled by us and is entitled to speak however he chooses about his interactions with Mr. Rodriguez.”

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