In a filing that has still not hit the docket, Major League Baseball and its commissioner have removed to the SDNY the state court lawsuit filed against them by Yankee third-baseman Alex Rodriguez last month.  Rodriguez alleges that MLB has unfairly targeted him in handing down an unprecedent 211-game suspension for the alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.  The complaint alleges that MLB, in its investigation of Rodriguez, has “engaged in tortious and engregious conduct with one and only one goal: to improperly marshal evidence that they hope to use to destroy the reputation and career of Alex Rodriguez, one of the most accomplished Major League Baseball players of all time.” According to press reports, the removal petition is based on the applicability of federal law (the Labor Management Relations Act) over Rodriguez’s claims.  The case has been assigned to Judge Schofield.