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Friday, February 20, 2015

Alex Rodriguez: "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that one way or another.

Oh, wait.  That was J. Robert Oppenheimer:

We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
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Most of the hysteria concerning the impending return of Alex Rodriguez from his unprecedented 162 game full season suspension seems to be from media people, not fans, except for those fans who try to suck up when they call talk radio.

A-Rod apologized. Why?  Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Many were sceptical.  Some outraged.  Some are always outraged.  Some wanted a press conference.  Some a public execution...

As far as I know, except for the seven White Sox players who took money to intentionally lose the 1919 World Series plus one who knew but didn't turn them in, Alex Rodriguez has served the longest suspension of any player for any reason.  Having served his entire sentence without ever any hint of commutation, Rodriguez owes nothing.  If anything Rodriguez is owed...

I think many people, especially Yankee fans, are over this issue.  Rodriguez served his time.  It's over.  Mostly it's the media types who cannot get over it.  For them Rodriguez can do no right.  Nothing he does is good enough for them...

The media people are desperate for Rodriguez to fail if he plays.  They want it to be justification for their turning all this into a morality play.  Rodriguez will be punished for violating their sense of baseball justice.
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