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Friday, June 01, 2007

Fool Me Once, Shame on A-Rod

Of all the stupid, ginned-up "controversies" that have followed Alex Rodriguez around since he was traded to the Yankees, this just might be the stupidest.

This kind of stuff may strike some fans as not being cricket (to mix a sports metaphor). But smarter people than me (people who are actually involved in the game) have hinted that this kind of thing happens more than we think at the Major League level.

And this is the kind of gamesmanship that happened all the time back in the Golden Age of Baseball. Fans of a certain age who long for the days when the players were hard-nosed and smart instead of overpaid and soft should be loving this!

I'll even go out on a limb and read some minds: if Derek Jeter had done this, the same people who are tut-tutting at A-Rod would be praising Jeter's cleverness.

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