Oh A-Rod why won’t you ever listen to me? You should have reported to camp early. You should have shown up Friday so the steroid stuff could have been at least halfway buried in the Saturday paper.
Nope, you are showing up tomorrow to address the media at 1:30.
Great, that way you have a bored sports media with no NBA highlights to eat up time (All-Star break). This way Sportscenter can be 22 minutes of A-Rod, some college hoops and three hockey games.
A-Rod, couldn’t you have at least laid low over the weekend. Did you need to be spotted with yet another girlfriend?
Joe Girardi sounds exhausted already, “I’m really looking forward to getting beyond Tuesday.”
A-Rod tries to do the right thing but just doesn’t know how (a point brought out really well in Joe Torre’s The Yankee Years book.) He called Selena Roberts to apologize. That seems nice, but I hope he read her book that is coming out in April because he may choose to back off that apology.
You can just tell that the mainstream media can’t wait to pile on. You can tell from the pictures they use of him in articles. They never make him look good, like this one in this Newsday article.
I’m sure Jeter will be thrilled with this conference. It has been a week now, and I am still troubled by Jeter’s quote:
“Why would I worry about me being on that list?”
I don’t think Jeter was on steroids, but nowadays everyone is on the suspect list. We didn’t think Pettitte was either. I compare Jeter’s statement to Posada’s:
“Let me make myself clear. I will never be positive. I don’t take anything. I’ve never tested positive in anything and I never will.”
That’s pretty clear, but then again so was Palmeiro. Maybe I’m being unfair to The Captain and I’m asking him to defend the proverbial “When did you stop beating your wife?” question but I can’t help but wonder, why didn’t he just say “I’ve never done steroids.”
The Bronx Zoo is back in full force. It’s pretty amazing Torre kept a lid on it for most of his tenure.