For some reason RSN can’t seem to get A-Rod off its collective mind. Schilling was still yammering on about him, yesterday: “I’m sure there’s a lot of guys in the big leagues that don’t like each other….I’m pretty sure Alex could care less whether I like him or not.” Why the club is focussed on A-Rod and not its own happy circumstance is beyond me, and a lot of other Yankee fans. Is the media creating the problem? Well, sort of, but the Sox keep fanning the flames. Schilling: “I’m pretty sure that me not liking Alex Rodriguez is not a groundbreaking story.” (Hint: Curt, if you want a story to blow over, take the Jeter path, and don’t comment on it.)
And the meme has expanded beyond the players, and is now dominating discussion boards and fan sites. The commenting on YFSF alone is way up. Bronx Banter has seen a similar flood. (Asks BB, “How many games do the Sox and Yanks have to play against each other this season before there is another fight?”) The SoSH “Trot discusses A-Rod” thread is up over 25,000 views. All this at a time when there is a serious controversy in the game—a controversy that both authors of this site have addressed at length and to practically no response. All anyone wants to talk about, it seems, is A-Rod.
So we ask: What is wrong with RSN? Why the bitter obsession with A-Rod? Why now? Why, in their championship moment, are Sox fans incensed over a rival third baseman? It’s not us, it’s you.