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 .
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.
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.
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.
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 !