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Alex Rodriguez Says His MLB Suspension Is 'One of the Best Things That Happened' To Him!

Alex Rodriguez Says His MLB Suspension Is 'One of the Best Things That Happened' To Him!

Alex Rodriguez is opening up about his suspension from baseball!

While making a keynote appearance at the 2019 Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala in Phoenix on Friday (October 11), the 44-year-old entrepreneur, who retired from Major League Baseball in 2016, said his year away from baseball transformed his mindset–and helped him understand what it takes to succeed in his business ventures today.

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“One of the best things that happened to me was my suspension in 2014. I had to make a paradigm shift. I really had to understand why I would self-implode with no reasons,” Alex told the audience. “I served the longest suspension in Major League Baseball history. The year 2014 became the most pivotal year of my life.”

“I was able to answer a lot of tough questions that I didn’t think I had the answers to and that I had never had entire summer or sabbatical to dig deep inside and turn the lens inward and figure out what is it that I am doing that is not working,” Alex continued. “Some very, very long nights, some very lonely nights. Looking in mirror. Having to answer some tough questions. Then, the most important thing is taking full accountability for my mistakes. The suspension cost me probably north of 45 million dollars, probably more. It was worth every penny. That exercise was the hardest thing I’d ever had to do in my life, to let people down and then look them in the eye or make that phone call and say I’m sorry.”

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