More proof that Alex "Slappy" Rodriguez just doesn’t get the whole Boston-New York rivalry, and that there’s something missing in his competitive intellect. Is there any more evidence needed that he’s playing in the wrong market than this article in the Boston Globe, detailing Slappy’s confusion at the chatter emanating from Curt Schilling? A sample quote:
Rodriguez, on a conference call yesterday, said he found Schilling’s frequent public statements about the Yankees "odd."
Wake up, Alex, you’re playing a role in part of the biggest rivalry in sports history, one that has gotten even bigger over the last 12 months. How can you not understand this after your past year of involvement (and THIS past year, of all of them)? It seems that you would be better off out of the spotlight and back at your normal position, for everyone’s sake.
(postscript: And A-Rod, you may want to lay off the tasteless tsunami metaphors. Referring to your travails as ""kind of like being out in the Atlantic Ocean and having a wave, and it just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger" seems just a tad bit insensitive, at this point).