Yesterday, A-Rod appeared on WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog show; as Peter Abraham reports, he actually went up to their booth—at his own insistence; they generally interview players remotely—so they’d be face to face. That’s a good move on his part. It was, even still, a tough conversation. Over on the Banter, Cliff Corcoran has transcribed some of the key parts. You can play or download the thing yourself here. But here are the keys:
-Alex wants to remain a Yankee.
-He’s disappointed with his Yankee career so far, as good as it’s been.
-He feels he has not been treated fairly by the NY fans.
-He thinks he presses too much in the playoffs, going for the big bomb, and not adjusting his game.
-Unlike Jeter, he does not judge his year solely on whether he wins the WS
-This is the “do or die” year in NY. Either he’s wanted, or that’s it.