Dumb and lazy Steinbrenner Kids never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity: Tampa GM goes to Dodgers. Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A few days ago the Steinbrenner Kids, who own the New York Yankees, signed their 16 year incumbent general manager (GM) Brian Cashman to a new three year contract. Did they know that the Tampa Rays GM was available, that Andrew Friedman was talking to the Los Angeles Dodgers?
|Alex Rodriguez 1994|
Calgary Cannons by John Traub
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Alex Rodriguez was removed from his suspended state after the end of the tournament. Then news that A-Rod admitted to federal investigators having used performance enhancing drugs (PED) despite his vehement denials.
New commissioner should protect A-Rod. Thursday, November 6, 2014
The new commissioner, Rob Manfred, was the executioner for the current commissioner, Allan Huber "Bud" Selig. Now there is more of an indication that Rodriguez did what they charged and for which he has paid dearly. That should be the end to it. No more vigilante acts should be tolerated. Get over it and get on with the season. Commissioner Manfred can send a clear message that there is a change in administration and that he can be magnanimous and fair.
Followed by what I hope was the most hysterical reaction from a writer who makes clear in the opening paragraph her contempt for all things Yankee:
With Alex Rodriguez Coming Back, Things Look Bleak in the Bronx NOV. 5, 2014 The New York Times
By JULIET MACUR
In a million years, in a million baseball seasons, I never would have dreamed I’d ever say this: I feel sorry for the Yankees...
The Yankees could simply cut Rodriguez and basically pay him all the money he is owed.
Yeah, right. Pay A-Rod $60 million to not play or, even more stupidly, to play for another team?
Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez: milestones denied. Sunday, October 12, 2014
Barry Bonds was blackballed...
Alex Rodriguez was blackballed for the 2014 season. Even with his missing that entire season Rodriguez in 2015 can join Hank Aaron as only the players with:
So the question is just how stupid are the Steinbrenner Kids?
Alex Rodriguez, prodigal son, mentioned during a Yankee game. What does it mean? Monday, August 25, 2014
Maybe, just maybe, Yankee management is not so dumb as to pay Rodriguez to set three major milestones for another team, like Seattle, where Rodriguez started and where it makes perfect sense for the prodigal to return, if he does leave the Yankees.
Maybe, too, Yankee fans and baseball fans in general will be more open minded ...
Maybe the one season penalty will legitimize career milestones by Rodriguez: without PED he would have reached them anyway. That seems reasonable, rather than the blathering we heard from some, especially so many in the self-righteous media, who wanted to ban all records set by PED users. Oh wait, just batters. No, just home run hitters. The steroid zealots may finally be fading away...
Scoring and home run hitting are down. Strike outs are up. Boring! ...
Derek Jeter will be gone in 2015. Enter the anti-Jeter. At least for the entertainment value.