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.
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?
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