Friday, August 12, 2016
THE CORE FOUR PRAISES AROD
Today is ARod's last game in pinstripes. I say that because I am suspicious that he may try and sign somewhere else if any team would take a chance on him. I kid, I kid... not really.... maybe. That being said, that takes a back seat for now....
It appears that many in the baseball world are willing to praise the man that Bud Selig shamed for PEDs when he suspended him for all of 2014. That was Bug Selig's legacy, but the irony of it all is, if you look around today, everyone loves Alex Rodriguez, or at least recognizes his talent in baseball.
This is nice actually...check this out. The Core Four have all put out statements about Alex. I wanted to share them with you:
Jorge Posada's Statement:
“Alex was not only one of the best players in the world, he was one of the smartest players on the field. It was such a great combination. Please go have fun and enjoy your family — you are an awesome dad. I’m very proud of you.”
Andy Pettitte's Statement:
“I had a chance to see Alex as a young player in the league, and I knew immediately he was going to be special. It was always fun competing against Alex, but I really enjoyed having the opportunity to play side-by-side with him in New York. He was a big reason we were able to win the 2009 World Series. I wish Alex and his family nothing but the best moving forward.”
Mariano Rivera's Statement:
“It was a privilege to play with Alex. Through his preparation and work ethic, you saw how much he cared about this game and about helping this team win. I love him — as a friend and as a teammate. He was all you could ask for in both.”
Derek Jeter's Statement:
“I’ve spent 22 years playing against, playing with and watching Alex from afar, and there are two things that stand out to me the most: the conversations we had when we were young — hoping for the opportunity to play at the major league level and then somehow finding a way to stick around — and the championship we won together in 2009. That was a season everyone on that team could cherish.
What people don’t realize is how much time, effort and work that Alex put in on a daily basis. He lives and breathes baseball. I know it will be difficult for him to not be on the field, but I’m sure he will continue to give back to the game. Congrats, Alex.”
The game's tonight folks, and then that's the end of Alex Rodriguez in pinstripes. Have fun... good luck Alex. You paid your dues, and now you are able to move forward, alittle wiser, alittle stronger.