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MLB, Selig Come to Their Senses and Hit A-Rod with a Very Defendable Suspension

months of threatening a lifetime ban and invoking MLB's rarely used "best interests" clause, Commissioner Bud Selig finally faced reality on Monday after suspending Alex Rodriguez for 211 games under the league's drug policy.

The commissioner's decision to ignore the outrage in his heart and use his head on this decision should save the league the embarrassment of a successful appeal, if not a drawn out legal battle.

Rodriguez, suspended along with 12 other players Monday, has promised to appeal any suspension—guaranteeing an ugly and very public battle between the league and its most famous user.

The announcement, which came shortly after 3 p.m. EST on Monday, stems from 13 players' ties to the since-shuttered Biogenesis ...

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