Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is looking on in mounting contempt as the arbitration hearing that will determine whether his 211-game, Biogenesis-related suspension stands proceeds without him. In a surely related matter, the invisible hand of the market just gave Mr. Rodriguez a noogie ...
That, page viewers, is an A-Rod figurine available in exhange for redeemable U.S. currency at Toys "R" Us action retailers, and that figurine -- cocked arm, resolute countenance, soiled breeches and all -- has been subjected to a punishing 93.7 percent discount. You see, in the business world sometimes demand grabs supply by the lapels and beats him with a claw hammer. That's what appears to be happening in this instance.
As always, when adults misbehave, it's the durable-good profit margins that suffer the most.
(Wink of CBS eye: Reddit Baseball)