The baseball offseason is upon us, yet the Alex Rodriguez saga remains as alive and active as ever. The Yankees’ beleaguered third baseman blasted commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday in a statement released by his spokesman Ron Berkowitz. In response to the comments made by Selig on Oct. 26 (before World Series Game 3 in St. Louis) supporting his investigators’ efforts into the shuttered South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, Rodriguez said: “I am deeply troubled by my team’s investigative findings with respect to MLB’s conduct. How can the gross, ongoing misconduct of the MLB investigations division not be relevant to my suspension, when my suspension supposedly results directly from that division’s work?” “It is sad that Commissioner Selig once again is turning a blind eye, knowing that crimes are being committed under his regime. I have 100 percent faith in my legal team. To be sure, this fight is necessary to protect me, but it also serves the interests of the next 18-year-old coming into the league, to be sure he doesn’t step into the house of horrors that I am being forced to walk through.” MLB’s COO Rob Manfred responded with a statement. “This latest, sad chapter in Mr. Rodriguez’s tarnished career is yet another example of this player trying to avoid taking responsibility for his poor choices. Given the disappointing acts that Mr. Rodriguez has repeatedly made throughout his career, his expressed concern for young people rings very hollow,” he said. ”Mr. Rodriguez’s use of PEDs was longer and more pervasive than any other player, and when this process is complete, the facts will prove that it is Mr. Rodriguez and his representatives who have engaged in ongoing, gross misconduct.”