Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Hank Steinbrenner, MLB, New York Yankees, Sports

If You Are What You Say You Are Then Have No Fear ………….


 

 

If  You  Are What You Say  You  Are  Then Have  No  Fear ………..…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well  the  hyperbole  of  the  Alex  Rodriguez  press  conference  in  Tampa  came  and   when.  And   at the  end   of   it  all   absolutely   nothing  was  achieved.    Rodriguez  for his  part   answered   very  few   questions   and    his responses  were very  carefully   orchestrated. So much  so   that I  for   one thought    that   he   was  actually   going  to   run    for  legislative   office .

 

 

 

Rodriguez and Media  Director Jason  Zillo  arrive  at   George  Steinbrenner  Field  in  Tampa  Fl.  picture appears  courtesy  of  getty images/ Jason Robles ...........
Rodriguez along PR Media Director Jason Zillo arrive at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fl. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Jason Robles .............

 

 

  

Not  much  of  what he   had  to  say   actually  made  any  sense.  And   no   doubt the   convened   press  somehow  must’ve   been  mystified  by it  all.   Rodriguez   has   hired  a  high priced  legal   team  as  well  as   a  renowned   PR firm.  What    they   actually achieved   for  him  as   far anything  tangible   after this  charade   is   questionable  at best.

 

 

 

 

Mariano Rivera , Andy Pettite  , team captain  Derek Jeter and  Jorge  Posada  all  seated listen  Rodriguez's  statement  to the  press.
Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettite , team captain Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada all seated listen to Rodriguez's statement to the press. picture appears courtesy opf getty images/ Jason Robles ...........

 

 

 

 

Rodriguez  feels that  this’ll   go a  long   way   in   placating  the  fans  and   press  alike.  But  it  does  leave  a  lot  of  unanswered   questions.  But   at  this   juncture  I   don’t   feel   anyone  is too   overly  concerned.   If  nothing  else   we’ll want  to  see     how   he  starts  of  the   regular   season  in  baseball  and   whether  or    he’ll    live  up   to  his   exorbitant  contract.

 

 

 

 

Joe Girardi  seated  far  left  ,  manager of  the  New York Yankees along  with  GM  Brian  Cashman  listen  as  Alex Rodriguez reads  from  his  statement  to  the  press.  picture  appears courtesy of  getty images/ Jason Robles .......
Manager Joe Girardi seated far left and team GM Brian Cashman listen as Alex Rodriguez reads his prewritten statement to the press concerning his steroids use. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Jason Robles .................

 

 

 

The  pressure   is  upon  the  New  York Yankees this   season.   And having  spent  in  excess  of   $420m   on  new  players.  It   has   to  be  said   that   they    can’t   make   any excuses  whatsoever   should  they  fail  in their  endeavors.   We’re  forever hearing  the  bitching  and  whining  of their  ownership  as  to   the  unfairness  of   it  all  concerning them   not  making  the  playoffs last   season .    But   if  Hank  Steinbrenner   had  looked  within   the  organization  he’d   have  realized  that   the   problems  are   from  within  and   not  outside   of   the New  York  Yankees’  team.   They   placed  too  much  emphasis  on   a  young and  inexperienced   pitching  staff .  And  at the  same  time   the   so  called   leaders   on   this    teams   at times   were  nowhere to  be  seen.

 

 

 

 

 A  pensive   Alex Rodriguez  looks   out  towards the  convened  press  in  attendance.  picture appears  courtesy  of  getty images/ Jason  Robles ............
A pensive Alex Rodriguez looks outward towards the convened press in attendance at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fl . picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Jason Robles .................

 

 

 

When   we talk  about  the  New  York  Yankees   were   talking  about  the  transcendent     professional   sport’s  franchise   in the  country.  Their  history  is  littered  with   success   and   the  same time  a  great  deal  of   controversy.    But  after   yesterday’s   press  conference  by   Alex   Rodriguez . I’m  now  beginning  to  wonder   if   we  can   take   them  seriously  any   longer.  For  three   straight  years  in  succession  they’ve    had  to   deal    with  situations  whereby   a  trusted   player  within  their   organization   has  either  ran  afoul   of  the  rules   of  the  game   and   lied  about  it. In  the  end    what     should   that   tell   us  about  the  organization  as   a  whole  ?     They’re  not   really   any   different   from  the  other   numerous   franchises    that   run  the   gamut   of  professional   sports.  Especially   when  it  comes  to  their   highly    overpaid stars  and   their   narcissistic   behavior.   And   Rodriguez  for    his  part  has   just  proven   that   with the  veracity   of  his  argument    that he  and  only  he  knows  what’s  best  for  him.  Rather  than  what’s   best  for   the  game   as  a  whole  !

 

 

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