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Sunday Baseball Notes

Expert predicts A-Rod will swing, miss on appeal

You won’t find a lot of legal experts who believe Alex Rodriguez will prevail in federal court on appeal, other than perhaps his own attorneys.

In fact, Stanford law professor William B. Gould IV, who served as chair of the National Labor Relations Board (1994-98) and has written books on baseball and labor, feels arbitrator Fredric Horowitz probably didn’t need to reduce the 211-game suspension handed down by commissioner Bud Selig to 162.

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