He Shoulda Socked ‘Em!

Forget Davos; the summit we care about happened two weeks ago in Tampa. The Boss and A-Rod. “(Steinbrenner) wants me to lead and lead by example and not to try to fit in,” A-Rod told ESPN’s Bob Klapisch. “With my talent people will follow naturally.”

One place he chose not to fit in: Derek’s charity golf tourney, held in Tampa last week. Instead of tee-ing up with His Airness, Reggie, LT, the Rocket, and Gretzky [cast for The Apprentice 4?], A-Rod stayed home and hit the gym.

And one more thing: he’s not apologizing for slapping Bronson’s glove: “Jim Joyce told me, ‘if you’d knocked the crap out of (Arroyo) it would’ve been legal because he was in your way.’ So if I had a chance to do it again, I would’ve tried to run him over.”

5 comments… add one

  • I am guessing that while hitting the gym instead of teeing it up with Jeets, A-Rod also stared at himself longingly in the mirror.
    Can any Yankees fan imagine Derek Jeter ever saying something like “with my talent people will follow naturally”? A-Rod just doesn’t get it at all.

    SF January 31, 2005, 8:20 pm
  • Oh, and where the heck in Ulysses does Joyce refer to the first baseline rules? A-Rod, getting all literary on our asses…

    SF January 31, 2005, 8:21 pm
  • Arod is just a whiny bitch, no one will ever follow him because he is not worthy. he is a cancer to any locker room.
    He maybe one of the most skilled players in all of the game, he just isn’t very well respected. Alteast not by the fans.

    Dave January 31, 2005, 10:50 pm
  • Well, he respects himself, anyway.

    Sam February 2, 2005, 3:32 pm
  • Some serious Defcon 4 self-absorption. Congratulations A-Rod! Also, if A-Rod had run over Bronson Arroyo, would Varitek still be punching him?

    Chris February 11, 2005, 7:28 pm

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