A-Rod is not exactly the poster boy for good judgment off the baseball field. But considering the current state of the Yankees offense, A-Rod could be a little more selfless about his health.
Here is a timeline of A-Rod’s latest public antics that are messing with Yankee fans heads.
05/13/13 at 10:10am - Joins twitter. Here is A-Rod’s first tweet:
back to basics. http://t.co/MFCHhwdiC1
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) May 31, 2013
06/25/13 at 7pm - With seven rehab updates in between, A-Rod’s scandalous tweet came on this day. And he hasn’t tweeted since.
Visit from Dr. Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news – the green light to play games again! http://t.co/RuzfXOJjHI
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 25, 2013
“You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]. Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.”
06/25/13 at 6:37pm – News breaks that A-Rod has talked to Cashman and Yankees president Randy Levine on a conference call for a half-hour earlier today, according to ESPN New York’s Wallace Matthews. ESPN’s source claims:
“I’m not sure when I can come back,” A-Rod is said to have told general manager Brian Cashman and team president Randy Levine on the three-way call. “It could be in July. It could be in August. It could be I won’t be able to play at all this year.”
So where does that leave Yankee fans?
Very confused and annoyed.
It is not big secret that the Yankees are offensively anemic.
Understandably, Yankee Universe got excited with the idea that A-Rod’s righty power bat would be returning to the line-up shortly.
My question is why the mix message?
Either A-Rod wants to play baseball, or he doesn’t.
Sending contradicting messages to a fan base that is anxious is just cruel and disheartening, but I understand that the Yankee brass hasn’t made this easy for A-Rod either.
Now all that Yankee Universe, along with Cashman and company can do is wait.
The bottom line is the Yankees are desperate, and A-Rod wants to be embraced.
And isn’t the product of two negatives, a positive?
As American Congressman Bruce Barton once said, “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”