Bronx Cheers

“They’re going to boo me,” he said. “There’s not much I can do about that. It’s like I told Derek [Jeter]: Now they’re going to boo me in three places — Boston, Texas, and Seattle.”

Let’s qualify:

1. A-Rod is booed in Seattle because he turned down the richest contract in Seattle history just as they moved into a gorgeous new stadium to go to Texas, where he got the richest contract in baseball history and where (as he knew) pitching grows like water flows in the desert.

2. A-Rod is booed in Texas because he actively lobbied, after signing the richest contract in history, to leave that team, agreeing to restructure a deal with another team in order to get out of Dodge as fast as possible, then was made captain of his original team after that trade failed and said how thrilled he was to still be on his original team, then agreed to an unexpected change of positions in order to move to the archrival of the initial team to whom a trade had been cleverly engineered.

3. A-Rod is going to be booed in Boston because he’s on the Yankees.

So, there are very different substantive reasons behind the booing, as far as I can tell. I’d boo my wife if she played in the Bronx in pinstripes.

3 comments… add one
  • Where in A-Rod’s quote does he say anything about why they might boo him. And for the record:
    1: Seattle: Boo-hoo
    2: Texas: Boo-hoo
    3: Boston: Boo-hoo
    Otherwise, let it be said that SF’s wife would undoubtedly look lovely in Yankee pinstripes (though we’re less sure about her ability to either hit or throw the curve at that level), and it says much about SF’s sad obsession that he would actively boo this lovely and innocent woman (who, at that point, would be WAY out earning him) who caters so cheerfully to his needs.

    YF March 3, 2004, 4:43 pm
  • A-Rod doesn’t say anything about why – I was just adding my reasoning. Calm down.
    And my wife would know better than to ever sign or demand a trade to the Yankees. She’d rather end her career without a championship ring and keep me happy.
    I hope.

    SF March 3, 2004, 5:03 pm
  • And, she ALREADY way outearns me. So there.

    SF March 3, 2004, 5:05 pm

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