Joseph Nye Welch: may we not drop this? ... Let us not assassinate this lad further ... You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency? June 9, 1954
Apparently not. Verducci indignantly asked rhetorically if anyone had done more to harm baseball than Rodriguez. Verducci fits the description I made in this post:
Alex Rodriguez: "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that one way or another. Friday, February 20, 2015
|Tom Verducci Sept. 9, 2011|
by Caryn Rose (derivative)
via Wikimedia Commons
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.