Archive for the ‘A-Rod’ Category

That didn’t take long

June 3, 2009

May 16th, New York Post: Rodriguez said he wants to follow his 2007 blueprint. He is going to “focus on baseball and only baseball.”

June 3rd, MSNBC.com: Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez were spotted getting cozy last month at a restaurant in New York City, and now a source confirms they are dating. “It’s somewhat serious,” the source tells PEOPLE in its upcoming issue. “He introduced her to a bunch of his friends.” For her part, Hudson followed Rodriguez on the road late last month to Dallas, when the Yankees played the Texas Rangers in a three-game series. The actress and son Ryder, 5 (dad is Chris Robinson), stayed at the same hotel as Rodriguez, and the couple “worked out together in the fitness center,” says an eyewitness.

By “focus only on baseball” A-Rod must have meant “Do whatever it was I did before, just without steroids”. What a douche.

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The A-Rod Floodgates

March 23, 2009

On top of all the news that recently came out about A-rod, we now have this hilariously ridiculous story from The Sporting News:

Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez was more than a customer of Kristin Davis’ high-priced prostitution ring — he dated the former Manhattan madam too, according to an explosive report.

This guy, words can’t say how awful this guy is at maintaining a good public image. I mean this guy must think he is invincible from all bad press (even though he has proven time and again he isn’t). First the cheating on his wife in Toronto, then his wife wearing that FU shirt to a game, then the Madonna thing, then the opting out thing during the Red Sox World Series win, then the Jeter drama, then the steroids, then “Details” atricle, then the debacle over his asking to remove the Madonna song reference in the “Details” article, and now this. Whew. I’m tired just typing this. Imagine living it.

But in order to do all of this stuff and not think that any, if not all, of it was going to become public means one of two things. 1. You planned it all and want to be made to look like a badass who doesn’t give a shit about anyone or anything or 2. You are the dumbest person alive and have hired a terrible PR rep. I’m going with number 2.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a player going from the highest paid athlete in history to the most laughed at and ridiculed athlete in such a short time. I guess it’s just another record A-rod is setting.

Recap of the weekend

March 2, 2009

Despite the snow, some people still have work… unlike the teacher still sleeping at my house. Lucky jerk.

Anyways, a lot of important sports news went down this weekend, so let’s go over it, shall we?

1. We lost to Duke. It was a tough loss since we played well and stayed in it until the end. But, as always, Duke had the refs on their side to help them eek out another win. One play stands out in my mind. It’s always been my understanding that if you pick up your pivot foot, then you need to dribble or it’s traveling. According to this clip, I’m wrong. Kids should not be allowed to watch Duke games if they’re just starting out in the sport and want to learn the rules of the game. Though if they did, they will learn one key rule: Duke doesn’t commit fouls. It’s just your eyes playing a trick on you.

2. The Patriots traded, not only Matt Cassel, but also Mike Vrabel, to the Chiefs for a single second-round pick. Now a lot of people are scratching their heads on this one, but to me, it makes some sense. Not a lot. But some. Vrabel is at the end of his career and has served the Pats very well, but the defense is getting older and they need to get much younger in both the linebackers and secondary. Keeping him won’t help that very much.

Cassel is a good quarterback, but Brady is better. You can’t have two $14 million+ qbs on the same team with one of them twiddling his thumbs all season. Also, Cassel was good this year, with a great receiving corps and excellent QB coach, nevermind a great OC and a genius in Belichick. Hell, I might be able to win a few games with all that going for me. Before we keep on slobbering all over him, let’s see what he can do in KC to see if the Pats got shortchanged on this trade.

3. The National’s GM has quit. Whupdee doo, who the hell cares. The Nats suck and this is probably an upgrade. Hey, at least you still have Wily Mo Pena. And great concession stands.

4. Two NFL players went on a fishing trip and haven’t come back. Let’s hope they got a little disoriented and decided to stay in Mexico for a few days.

5. The Broncos tried to trade Jay Cutler to the Bucs in a three-way deal for Matt Cassel. Now Cutler is pissed and won’t talk to the Broncos. “Was Cassel worth it?! Can he love you like I do?!” Cutler sobbed as he ran into the locker room.

6. Apparently the Dodgers and Manny were only $1.5 million away from a deal, but nothing happened. I think now it’s just down to Manny being greedy and the Dodgers holding firm on principle alone. This has gotten real boring, real fast.

7. The Red Sox beat the Twins. Yayyy, they now have one spring training win other than Boston College. It’s sad, but I actually can’t wait for the WBC to start and have some pseudo-meaningful baseball being played.

8. Finally, A-Rod met with baseball officials for two hours. I’m sure nothing got accomplished because Bud Selig just wants all of this to go away. He is probably one of the worst commissioners ever in any sport. A-rod won’t get penalized and no changes will come in terms of testing or anything.

There you go. In case you slept through the weekend, that is what happened in the sports world over the last few days. Now go shovel your driveway.

A-Rod Speaks

February 17, 2009

So Alex Rodriguez had his little press conference regarding his steroid use and it went well, I guess. I’ll have to see what Michael Kay and Mike Francesa say about the whole shin-dig to see how New Yorkers are going to interpret this thing. Like Rush is to Republicans, the two Mikes are to Yankee fans. But I digress.

So A-Rod said:

…his cousin injected him with a substance from the Dominican Republic to gain an energy boost

and

“I knew we weren’t taking Tic Tacs”

Which begs the question, does A-rod think people are supposed to inject Tic Tacs? Because they aren’t.

And as a show of support there were some other Yankees at his side (2-1 odds the Steinbrenners pretty much made it an optional but mandatory thing) including Jeter (who I thought didn’t like A-rod and vice versa), Jorge Posada (soon to be replaced by Kevin Cash, former Sox backup), Mariano Rivera (still has no respect for Jackie Robinson), and Andy Pettite (proven ‘roid user).

I honestly don’t get the “support” thing. We know that no one likes A-Rod on the team or off the team, so why do this fake “I’ve got your back” crap? Just more Yankee douchery.

Other than that, A-Rod didn’t name the “cousin” who helped inject him with tic tacs, didn’t comment on whether or not any other players on the Rangers were using when he was, and said he was sorry a few times. Just said they have a “special team” this year and he would like to just focus on baseball (and nasty old Madonna types).

These press conferences always seem like a well choreographed dance between the player/coach, media, and fan base in which nothing actually gets said or done, and yet as long as everyone hears the player/coach admit (after the fact) what everyone already knew, everything is kosher.

Listen, steroids were a part of the bigs over the last 20 years or so. The batters were using them, the pitchers were using them, and the mascots were using them. Hell even some wives were using them (looking your way Debbie Clemens). During this time, baseball got bigger and more popular, ticket sales and prices went up, and the only thing that got screwed were fan’s wallets and the records.

Unless Bud Selig wants to go and wipe every record that anyone with performance enhancing anything holds, there’s really nothing you can do to get rid of Bond’s record, Clemen’s records, or A-Rods future records. It sucks, but then so does life. Get used to it.

Just institute a more rigorous testing policy and prevent it in the future. And stop these stupid press conferences that don’t get anything done. They’re just another means to have these egomaniacal divas talk about themselves while everyone is oogling them like a topless Bar Rafaeli. Come to think of it, if Bar was involved, I would definitely watch it.