So, I suppose this post has been inevitable. The A-Rod Saga. Possibly one of the most talked and [one-sided] argued about subjects currently. As earlier posted, Ryan Dempster was suspended and fined for throwing at and hitting Rodriguez… as pointless as the suspension is (seeing as he will not miss a start), is it worth it? If he had hit anyone else besides Rodriguez, would he have been suspended? Why is everyone so dramatic about the Dempster incident? Is it the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry? Is it just because it’s A-Rod, that the MLB feels they need to partially “defend” him so that every pitcher/team doesn’t take a couple of free shots at him? Why is there all the hype about this, yet no one ever talks about Stephen Strasburg hitting Justin Upton and throwing at Andrelton Simmons? What about the Braves plunking Bryce Harper THREE times? Why weren’t suspensions dished out for those? It was just as “cold-blooded,” and even if not, it was an intentional knockdown. So now the MLB isn’t looking too good, picking and choosing who they suspend for doing the exact same thing. Enough about the hate on A-Rod. Let’s talk about just A-Rod.
How do you feel about the fact the Rodriguez sould technically be suspended? Don’t answer that, we already know. You gotta believe that even Yankees fans are starting to get sick of him. I mean seriously! Why would ANYONE like A-Rod… Yankees fan or not? Did you know that he is suing the Yankees doctor for malpractice. C’mon. Why would you sue possibly the only thing standing behind you in all this drama? Use your head, Alex.
Here’s some insight from Alex Rodriguez on being hit by the pitch:
“Whether you like me or hate me, that was wrong. It was unprofessional and silly.”
You know what else is wrong, unprofessional, and silly, Alex? Cheating. Steroids. Lying. Did you ever think of that? Probably not.
Now here’s the big question: Why? Why, why, why? You were the top-ranked prospect of your time, and you had great potential. And sure, you’re going to (and have) mak/de up a million excuses as to why. But nothing you say will change your case. You’re still just same-old lying, cheating, steroid-using Alex Rodriguez.
Did you know that a couple of months ago in April, Rodriguez actually declined a suspension including “way, way less” games to make for a better fight? Rodriguez is outrageous. Oh and he also paid for Tony Bosch’s lawyer. Gotta love/hate A-Rod. If it were up to me, I personally think it would be great if every team just plunked A-Rod once or twice a series. Hey, Strasburg and Tehran weren’t suspended, so why would other pitchers who plunk A-Rod get suspended?
Anyways, feel how you want, but I think most of us feel the same way. But I think it all comes down to the ridiculous fact that A-Rod was handed a suspension, yet will most likely play out the rest of the season because the courts won’t get around to hearing his appeal for a while. None of this would happen if he simply went along with the 20-some-odd other players who just accepted their suspensions and knew what they did was wrong.
That’s all I have to say. Please comment how you feel about this who A-Rod Saga.