Alex Rodriguez needs to take a cue from his own dog, which is – never bite the hand that feeds you! Friday night, while Alex’s legions of lawyers were busy trying to set up a deal for him with Major League Baseball, Alex was busy shooting his mouth off immediately following a rehab game with the Trenton Thunder, where he said:
“There are a lot of layers.. I will say this, there is more than one party that benefits from me not being on the field. It’s not my teammates and not the Yankee fans.”
So who does that leave? Could it be a certain organization with the initials MLB or one with the initials NY in front of it? What Alex Rodriguez is trying to say is, that the NY Yankees are purposely trying to keep him off the field and on the disabled list so they can continue to get reimbursed by the insurance company for his salary. That’s what happens in the big leagues when you’re worth $280 million dollars – an insurance policy is taken out on you. If you’re hurt and can’t play, you still get paid, but your employer gets the money back. It’s called disability insurance and it’s all big business. It’s nothing new, but it doesn’t seem fair to Alex, and has made him very angry.
Why are you angry Alex, do you think that’s cheating? Do you think that gives the Yankees an unfair advantage, and puts you out of the game? It sounds kind of familiar now, doesn’t it Alex? Sort of like – taking performance-enhancement drugs to play better, right?
It’s amazing that Alex feels this way. When he talks about someone benefitting from someone else, he obviously is forgetting about how he benefitted by pumping himself up with illegal substances. He forgets how he got over on all the other major league ball players who couldn’t compete with him on a normal, level playing field. He forgets how he profited from all the fans ticket money, who used to spend their hard, earned dollars to go see him play and cheer him on.
Alex is right about one thing though. There is more than one party benefitting from him not being on the playing field. It’s all the other ball players who don’t use performance-enhancing drugs to play the game everyday. And those are the parties who deserve to benefit the most. At least now when they’re competing against each other they’ll all be using their natural talent…not one that they might have got from a drug.
Alex talked his way out of the game this time, and it’s his own fault.
Rumor has it that on Monday, Major League Baseball will suspend Alex Rodriguez for a minimum of 214 games. Apparently MLB Commissioner Bud Selig wasn’t happy with Alex’s latest remarks. But Alex said he will fight it. Should we be surprised?
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