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Friday, April 23, 2010

A mountain out of a mound-hill

Alex Rodriguez and A's pitcher Dallas Braden got into a bit of a brouhaha yesterday. Pretty silly that grown men are arguing about whether it's okay to cross the pitcher's mound while he's on it. Some people I've asked have said yes, it's bush league to cross the mound like A-Rod did. OTOH, the press doesn't seem to have heard of such a thing.

What struck me, though, wasn't so much what A-Rod did, but what he said afterwards. He mocked Braden, for being a guy with only a few wins in his career, and implied anything Braden said didn't matter because he's just a scrub. I found that unseemly, and very sad.

A-Rod is a sure first-ballot hall of famer. He's now achieved every milestone a player can hope for: number one draft pick, rookie of the year, MVP, biggest contract ever, and now, even the long-elusive World Series ring. But apparently, all that is not enough. He still has take shots at other players...even players like Braden, who are no challenge to him.

A-Rod should be on top of the world, but instead, it seems he's still so insecure he has to insult guys like Dallas Braden.

posted by BubbaFan, 6:12 PM


Good insights into A-Rod. What is unmanly about saying, Sorry, I didn't mean to cause a problem!
commented by Blogger Jim, April 24, 2010 9:18 AM  

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