Alex Rodriquez Comes to His Senses – What Next?

Did I call it , or what? There was only one way out of this mess for Alex Rodriguez and he is taking that route. To understand America you must understand baseball. And there is no baseball like Yankee baseball in high drama, historic, Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankeeselevated, pressurized, steeped in the media and finance capital of the universe. Apparently Alex Rodriguez, once tasting the smothering scorn and unfettered love of New York, does not want to languish with the “Toledo Mud Hens,” as Yankee owner Hank Steinbrenner refers to every basball team but the Yankees. The Yankees don’t have to win the World Series to get all the attention. The most successful franchise in sports history has manifest destiny on its side.

Alex Rodriguez did the honorable thing (see Stay-Rod? Alex Rodriguez tells New York Yankees he wants to stay with the team, USA Today) because he would have been hounded and scorned the rest of his living days if he did not. No amount of money is worth that sort of public derision, especially days before you are about to be named MVP.

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees and his wife CynthiaI bet that Derek Jeter had something to do with this. I bet that A-Rod called Jeter and he got a lesson in Yankee loyalty and pride, tradition that cannot be traded, bought or disrespected. “Part of it is obviously him proving he really wants to be a Yankee, and I think he’s doing that,” Hank Steinbrenner said today of A-Rod’s approach to the Yankees sans punk agent BorAss. “We know there are other opportunities for us, but Cynthia and I have a foundation with the club that has brought us comfort, stability and happiness,” A-Rod said in a statement.

Dig it, from the PRBlogNews Week in Review, Sunday, Nov. 4:

A-Rod has only one way out of this: fire his punk agent and make a deal with the Yankees, apologize to his teammates and the people of New York, and dedicate the rest of his career to earning his place among top Yankees like Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Mantle, and yes, Derek Jeter. Make the move, Alex, and you can go from being a hapless goat to a huge hero in the biggest media market in the universe. Otherwise your life will be purgatory no matter where you land, and a living hell in New York, no matter how esteemed your accomplishments. – BorAss Reamed in the Bronx, PRBlogNews, 11/04/07

Now, here’s what A-Rod should do next to repair his image:

  • Cut a deal with the Yankees before he’s named MVP next week.
  • Hold a press conference with his wife and profess deep unending love for New York and the Yankees. Say that if he is blessed to go to the Hall of Fame he is going as a Yankee. Dedicate his life to getting a 27th world title for the Yankees.
  • If he manages to cry to during the press conference he could instantly take his place next to Lou Gehrig. He should not say that he considers himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth, that is going too far.

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