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Hey Yankees – Do Us a Favor

Updated on February 1, 2013

Caught One More Time

Please Please Please

Hey Yankees – Do Us a Favor??

I think we are all tired of Mr. Alex Rodriguez. All of us. Fans, opposing players, teammates and management, we are all very tired of these stories about A-Rod. Even if there is absolutely nothing to the new allegations that A-Rod was buying and using PEDs from 2009-2011, the fact is he’s involved in it. Again.

And Again, and Again.

Enough already. Those of you who’ve read my hubs know I don’t think much of steroids and the effect they have on baseball players. I seriously believe the boost is minimal at best, but it’s still illegal and, by now, awfully stupid to get caught trying them AGAIN. We’ve been reading a lot over the past week about a MLB investigation, the Yankees trying to void his contract, the revelation that A-Rod plans to finish out his contract no matter what. I think I have a better solution for all of us (well maybe except the Yankees).

Do us all a favor. If you can’t void his contract, if he doesn’t want to retire, if there is some way Mr. Rodriguez can haul himself onto a baseball field….


That’s right. If A-Rod comes back ready, willing and able to play, don’t play him. The Yankees are caught in their own trap here. They signed him to a ridiculous contract. Even if he had been healthy and PED-allegation free he would be pretty old by baseball standards at the end of his contract and still making more money than a small country.

If all else fails: if you can’t void his contract, if you can’t trade away his contract, if you can’t get him to retire early, do us all a favor and keep him on the bench. I know that’s a lot of money to let sit idle but if you, as the Yankees, don’t want to be linked to this man, don’t let him play. Because we’re tired of hearing about him, and I’m sure you are too Mr. Cashman and Mr. Steinbrenner.

If you do somehow get out from under his massive contract I'd like to ask everyone else to do one thing - LEAVE HIM ALONE. Don't sign him, don't talk to him, don't let him into your clubhouse - just let him fade away as peacefully as possible. He may not realize it right now, but that's what he should do right now, just fade out of the public eye.


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      dblyn 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      As this story takes a new twist with Tony Bosch perhaps flipping on his clients, the outlook for Alex Rodriguez gets much much worse and my plea gets even stronger...

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      If he plays like he did in the 2012 postseason the decision to not play him will be an easy one.

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      dblyn 5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      The story continues to get worse for A-Rod and my plea gets stronger..

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      lesliebyars 5 years ago

      Interesting look at the Yankees. Voted up and interesting.