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Yankees: Alex Rodriguez needs to seize this opportunity

Oy vey!

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is acting up again, and as a fan I don’t appreciate his antics.

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:

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.

06/25/13 at 10:39pm - ESPN New York Andrew Marchand reports that Yankees GM Brian Cashman is furious with A-Rod’s decision to tweet that update. Cashman’s exact response:

“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? 

Español: A-Rod en 2009.

Español: A-Rod en 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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.”

 

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