“Bunning for banning: Hall of Famer, ex-GOP senator says A-Rod should be done”
“If Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to represent Kentucky in the U.S. Senate, was running Major League Baseball, Alex Rodriguez would be benched for life.
Bunning, who played from 1955-1971 and recorded no-hitters in both leagues, told FoxNews.com from his Kentucky home Tuesday that Rodriguez — who was among 13 players penalized Monday after MLB’s 6-month-plus investigation of Biogenesis of America — should never be allowed on the diamond again.
“If I were the commissioner, A-Rod would not be playing,” Bunning said. “He would’ve been suspended for life, just like Shoeless Joe [Jackson] and Pete [Rose]. He seems to be the central figure at the clinic in Florida.””