The Yankees weren't supposed to be in the playoff mix, at least not this late into the season. After Sunday's win against the Tampa Bay Rays and Monday's win against the Baltimore Orioles, they are still .5 games out of first place in the American League East behind the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays.
Let's say your boss shows up and decides he's had enough of you. You're not helping the company anymore and you've become a distraction, so he offers you millions of dollars just to go away. Who wouldn't take that deal?
For A-Rod, the focus isn't just on being a great player anymore, which had been a fatal flaw that drove his ego to the point of public deception It seems as if he has moved past his "A-rod antics." And that -- along with a revived season -- might lead the Yankees back into October.
Though baseball has tried desperately to shed the ghosts of Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds, steroids in baseball may still yet have a lingering effect, both literally and historically.
So many choices, with only one chance to get it right. Of course, depending on how superstitious a person might be, there is always the possibility of reincarnation or returning to haunt someone (or some place) as a meddling ghost.
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Watching A-Rod and watching those watching A-Rod has been a hypnotizing exercise especially in the reactions to his achievements. What are we talking about when we are talking about A-Rod: His failures? Our naiveté? Our own fears? The violation of our values?
There's a quote to describe the return of Alex Rodriguez. "When life throws you a curveball, it's the opportunity to hit it out of the park." That simplifies the season he's been having thus far.
Whether you call it Valued-Added (VAM), Accountability, or Assessment, testing is not about learning. It is about sorting kids out, punishing teachers, schools, and communities, and denying deeper social inequality and injustice.
If this were only about Alex Rodriguez, it wouldn't be as much of an issue for the players and fans. Rodriguez is hardly a sympathetic character, both on and off the field. He has almost zero charisma. But this is not just about Alex Rodriguez.
Alex Rodriguez's return from a one-year suspension has been one of the most intriguing stories of the 2015 baseball season. Rodriguez has assumed the role of full-time DH for the New York Yankees and has immediately become one of the best hitters on that team.
Some players have retired; others were released, or were traded away. New faces dot the turf, in the form of free agent signings, prospects and other roster hopefuls. Perhaps no team is experiencing this dynamic more than the New York Yankees.
After not seeing a single carry against the Tennessee Titans, Blount walked off the field before the game was over, seemingly giving up on caring what would happen the rest of the game. But most Patriots fans don't care, as long as he produces on the field.
Well, the New Jersey native just signed a deal through 2020 worth $144.5 million. And I believe that this could be the greatest financial mistake of his life.
He tainted the game, and badly, and his presence anywhere near the Giants continues to taint the organization as well.
When faced with a tough decision following MLB's celebration of the steroid-laden feats of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire in 1998, Bonds made the wrong one. That reality cannot be ignored or changed, but it also should not be overstated. At a time when cheating was rampant and all but encouraged, Bonds cheated too.