M.V.P. Highest paid player in the game. Greatest hitting short stop ever. Those were the names given to A-Rod in Texas. Since moving to New York...the names are far more negative.
Cheap shot artist.
and Now, Bush league Adulterer.
A-Rod was caught in Toronto with a woman not his wife by the New York Post. Not that going to strip clubs with a woman you have been seen with in Dallas, Vegas, and other cities with is considered cheating on your wife...but it's close. We can, at the very least, assume that they are more than friends...kinda like I can assume that gravity will keep my ass on this couch. A-Rod's going to New York brought thoughts of winning a championship - their first since 2000...He had as many championships rings as the Devil Rays when he went to the Big Apple. He still has that number today. ZERO.
This year, it has been a train wreck for Mr. April and Co. and the coming series with Boston could be the death nail for the season.
So what do you with A-Rod after his latest controversy? He ran past the 3rd baseman for Toronto and yelled "Mine!" causing him to pull off the ball. The Yankees were up by 2 at the time...they won by 5. Did the A-Rod play cause them to win? No, they were leading before he did that. It was unnecessary - just his hit on Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox (see video below) a few weeks either. You couple that with is purse-slap of Bronson Arroyo and you've got = Bush-Rod.
Do you suspend him? No. But he lost a lot of respect in the locker room by doing that. You heard it from Torre and Damon after the game - almost confused as to why it happened. Embarrassed for him might be the best way to describe the Yankee reaction.
This guy is NOT a Yankee. I've said it before. If you look at the Yankees who captivated the city with their play, their grace and their personalities - A-Rod doesn't come close to being a "Yankee". Jeter, O'Neil, Mattingly, Boras, Rivera. Those are the names that pop in my head when I think of the New York Yankees. Not A-Rod. He will never be among those warriors.
A-Rod will opt out of his contract after this disaster of a year in over for him in New York. Let's hope and pray the Red Sox aren't stupid enough to sign him.