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Rogers is back after 12 games

This is an AP article I found on Yahoo Sports.  I'm mad that the 20-game suspension was overruled on a technicality!  And Selig is the commissioner, he should have the right to act quickly on a situation that was as serious as that one.

Anyway, here's the article:

Kenny Rogers reinstated by arbitrator

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer
August 9, 2005
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kenny Rogers was reinstated Tuesday when an arbitrator ruled that commissioner Bud Selig overstepped his authority by suspending the Texas pitcher for 20 games and fining him $50,000 for shoving two cameramen.

Rogers has already sat out 12 games. He will return to the Rangers for Wednesday night's game at Boston, and his fine will be converted to a charitable contribution.

The ruling, by arbitrator Shyam Das, followed a hearing Monday in Chicago.

``I strongly disagree with arbitrator Das' decision today,'' Selig said in a statement. ``It sends the wrong message to every one of our constituents: the fans, the media, and our players.

``There is a standard of behavior that is expected of our players, which was breached in this case. The arbitrator's decision diminishes that standard and is contrary to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. In my opinion, the decision is seriously ill-conceived,'' he said.

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