Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Take it easy, A-Rod

There's a great scene in Anchorman where, after a disturbing, sycophantic monologue by Champ Kind, Brian Fantana says 'Take it easy, Champ. Why don't you stop talking for a while?' and Ron Bergundy adds 'Yeah, maybe sit the next few plays out?'.

Well, someone, somewhere, needs to sit young Alex Rodriguez down and do same.

You might have missed this little nugget from the all star weekend, never fear though, there was no way I was letting this one slip past you.

Alex was quoted as saying, when describing his all star memories;.

"When we were here to play the Giants, Willie Mays took off his jersey and gave it to Joe Torre to give to me. It meant so much, I cried. I tried to put it on a wall in our master bedroom, but my wife said no. So it's in my office."

So, to summarise, Joe Torre, who probably had five already, gave him a jersey Willie Mays gave to Torre. This made A-Rod cry. After that, he went home (for a change, foregoing any extra curricular trips to hotel rooms accompanied by mysterious busty blondes) and threw the jersey in his play room, because his wife told him to. Super.
''LOVE me! Love me! Whay don't you adore me?!''

Honestly, does A-Rod think that people will forget the self-serving, ignorant comments he's made in the past, where he has thrown teammates and indeed entire teams he has played on under the bus, if he bombards us with a deluge of meaningless drivel? A-Rod, we don't care if you cry when Joe Torre gives you a present! We don't care if you see a therapist! To quote the great Brian Fantana, take it easy, Champ. Why don't you stop talking for a while?

1 comment:

Dave said...

It's this kind of random insanity that plagues him that will likely keep him from the home run record. If he could just shut up and play he'll break it easily. And then we can forget all about Bonds. I'd rather have a whiner than a juicer hold the record.

Irish National baseball team

Irish National baseball team
Team Ireland at the European Championships, Croatia, 2000.

A nice little mention for this blog on Fox Sports

A nice little mention for this blog on Fox Sports


WHAT THIS MEANS: It means you can quote me or reproduce parts of my postsbut YOU MUST ATTRIBUTE THE SOURCE. Do NOT reproduce any of my posts as a whole. Do NOT reproduce any of my content for commercial gain. ESPECIALLY DO NOT PASS MY WORK OFF AS YOUR OWN. ALL CONTENT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IS SOLE PROPERTY OF THE SITE AUTHOR AND PROTECTED UNDER COPYRIGHT.