He is the sports media model of consistency for always providing headline worthy news to the point where even the New York Jets are jealous.
Ideally no professional sports team fantasizes about paying for a distraction so why do owners repeatedly do it?
For one reason, talent and winning makes money in sports.
So not matter how busy a player might keep a team’s PR department, if the team is winning they will stand behind him.
Think about the likes of athletes like the NFL’s Chad Johnson, Dez Bryant, Ray Lewis and T.O. Or in baseball you have your Josh Hamilton’s; or the NBA’s Rajan Rondo, all uber-talented pain in the behinds.
And some organizations’ will go as far as hiring personal babysitters, handle multiple paternity lawsuits or get private security details etc. just to keep this type of talent in check as long as the team continues to get production on the field or the court.
In regards to A-rod, the Yankees have stood by him through thick and thin for nine years because he was one of the best players in baseball.
Did ownership overpay A-rod?
Yes, but the Texas Rangers did it first. And the Yankees overpay everybody, as that was one of the perks about coming to the Bronx.
Has A-rod embarrassed the organization over the years?
No, as the Yankees have had plenty of players in the headlines way before A-rod’s time who were not nearly as talented and they survived. Continue reading ‘Are the New York Yankees justifying their own agenda regarding Alex Rodriguez’ »