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Selena Roberts Needs to Come Clean

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

It’s been several days now since the A-Rod steroid news broke. I have held back and bit my lip, waiting for the right time to speak my mind on this matter. Well the time is now. As a nationally known baseball researcher, I am well aware how players have cheated throughout the history of the […]

Is Selena Roberts Stalking A-Rod?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Among the myriad of interesting things A-Rod said In his interview with Peter Gammons just now, this one stands out to me. “This lady has, 5 days ago, been thrown out of the University of Miami by police for trespassing. 4 days ago, she tried to break into my house while my girls are up […]

Union Fails A-Rod; Legacy Tarnished

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Not content with destroying the lives of a gaggle of Duke Lacrosse players who have since been exonerated, Selena Roberts has since set herself some higher goals. Let’s just call her an over-achiever. Her revelation that A-Rod failed his “anonymous” drug test in 2003 has rattled the Yankees’ universe. In fact, this just may be […]

The Day the Legacy Died

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Alex Rodriguez has always been a polarizing New York sports figure. After today’s news about his alleged steroid use in 2003, he might become the story of the 2009 season. He also might have permanently destroyed the legacy that he has obsessed over since he stepped on a pro baseball diamond. Loyal readers of this […]

A-Rod and Yanks: Perfect Marriage or Bad Relationship?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Stephon Johnson and Dave Tomar debate the A-Rod and Yankees marriage over at The Perpetual Post. Johnson gives you a possibly best case scenario with A-Rod winning the World Series. Meanwhile, Dave Tomar compares “Alex the Great” to Microsoft and believes “The Yankees and Rodriguez deserve to let each other down for committing to a […]

A-Rod’s Latest Lie

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

via Wallace Matthews at the Final Score So was it safe to assume A-Rod was relieved at the relative mildness of Torre’s criticism? “No, not relieved, surprised,” the source said. “Relieved would imply that he gives a [damn]. Alex doesn’t [care] what anybody thinks of him.” Why does A-Rod, and anyone associated with him, continue […]

Joey The Weasel Shows True Self

Monday, January 26th, 2009

For many of us in the anti-Torre camp, the revelations of the past few days are simply confirmation for what we already knew: Joe Torre is not only a bad manager, he is a petty weasel to boot. Now comes word that Joey the Weasel has written a new book with his minister of propaganda, […]

Can the Yankees Win a Championship With A-Rod?

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Back in November, I had a conversation with Mike Silva about the long standing black cloud that has been hovering over the “Yankees Universe” since 2004. Unless you live on Pluto, you know I am talking about one Alex Rodriguez. Despite the talent, home runs, and RBI’s A-Rod has truly become the “Lightning Rod,” to […]

Verducci Sheds Light on Yankees Culture

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

In today’s Daily News, Bill Madden reports on upcoming book by Tom Verducci of SI. In the book, he describes Joe Torre as a “bitter man” when he left the Yankees. It also calls out A-Rod, Brian Cashman, and the Steinbrenner family. I am sure that many aren’t surprised by Verducci’s revelation that players in […]

13 Yankees and Farmhands listed on WBC Rosters

Monday, January 19th, 2009

MLB.COM listed 13 Yankees from all levels of the organization who are named on preliminary WBC rosters. Of interest is A-Rod playing this time for the Dominican Team. He represented the U.S. in the first WBC series, at his wife’s insistence. Here’s the list: New York Yankees Aceves, Alfredo MEXICO Cabrera, Melky DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Cano, […]

Leitch: What Went Wrong With the Yankees?

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Will Leitch, of Deadspin and Buzz Bissinger fame, wrote a piece in New York magazine about what he thinks went wrong with the 2008 Yankees. He lists some of the obvious reasons (young pitchers), but also pins the blame on Derek Jeter and A-Rod (or Mr. Ciccone as he calls him). Some names that Leitch […]