Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Article Revisit: Since the Alex Rodriguez Farewell Tour May Never Come

So when I wrote this I fully expected this discussion to never really come up, not anytime soon anyway. This article was written more as a jab at the retiring Red Sox DH more so than to Alex but now that Alex will play his final game of his career against the Tampa Bay Rays I feel like we should revisit this article because now it has meaning. Now Alex is leaving to become a special advisor and member of the Yankees front office and his playing days are all but numbered so just in case the Alex Rodriguez farewell tour never comes, one last time, I’ll give him one today. Enjoy. 

Originally written HERE on March 25, 2016


If you’ve been paying attention to Alex Rodriguez specifically, the New York Yankees at all or Major League Baseball in general then you know why there may never be a farewell retirement tour for slugger and steroid user Alex Rodriguez. While Rodriguez may have finally put it all together and figured it all out some people refuse or absolutely cannot leave the past where it belongs, in the past. There were multiple steroid allegations and admissions and multiple lawsuits that came associated with these allegations and admissions including Rodriguez suing the Yankees team doctor Dr. Chris Ahmad and the MLB Players Union that is entrusted with protecting him and his best interest. A lot can happen between now and the end of the 2017 season, look at how far Alex has come in the hearts and minds of many just last season, but since the Alex Rodriguez Farewell Tour may never come to fruition in 2017 I wanted to go ahead and get our ceremony out of the way now.


Who didn’t see the framed Centaur picture joke coming? If you didn’t, you should have. Centaur framed photo etched in gold. Either that or the picture of him kissing himself in the mirror. Why not? You have to laugh at yourself in this world.


On a serious note though I think Alex always wanted to be a true leader, a true Yankee and a captain. Give the man the captain for a day. Yes, I know how some feel about him and yes I know this will be unpopular as a decision but it’s just for a day. Let him know what it feels like. Especially if he has a 2016 and 2017 season like he had in 2015 both on and off the field, in and out of the clubhouse.


Alex donated his $6 million home run milestone bonus to charity in 2015 when he tied Willie Mays on the all-time home run list inside Fenway Park. Alex showed a good faith gesture to the team and proved that he could follow the Yankee way. Give it back, give it back in a donation to his children’s softball team or the Boys and Girls Club or something.





Finally I would give Alex a 2017 World Series ring, wait…. He’s going to give that to us.

3 comments:

  1. ALEX RODRIQUEZ....What would I do if I was him ?

    He should be playing every game up to this Friday's ending. HE EARNED IT !

    But.....he is not in the line-up again, as this team strives
    to finish at .500. He is being made clown like.
    Hicks can play, but a Hall of Fame veteran must sit. Insulting !

    After twenty something years, in a Hall of Fame career, he is now
    ushered out the door like some washed up call-up.
    Forget the PED stuff, Ortiz did the same, and then forgot how to speak english, when questioned. He will get a Jeter ride to the end. Screw him.

    If I was Alex.....I would leave my uniform on the floor, and walk out.
    Say nothing. Catch a plane, and go home. Head up.
    Let management explain to the sold out high priced crowd...on Friday.
    Walk out, and never turn around.




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    1. ONCE MORE , REGARDING ORTIZ....and his racist bobblehead doll.

      The Red Socks threw away Ortiz' dolls because they looked
      offensive ? Maybe they looked real ?

      It was what it was....Ortiz does not resemble Brad Pitt.

      Maybe his stupid doll should resemble Ted Williams?
      Or, Yastrzemski, Or, one of the Back Street Boys ? Idiots.

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    2. He looks like Shrek, what was he expecting? Miracles?

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