Leave it to Raul Fuckin’ Ibanez to ruin Alex Rodriguez’s life. Another player who had his game questioned over steroid use. For the last few days, all I’ve heard is how A-Rod needs to lose his job hitting 3rd and either move to 8th in the order or ride the bench. That his $30 million per year contract means nothing and that New York should just suck it up and eat it. I refused to comment on the issue, one, because I’m a Mets fan and I say fuck the Yankees, and two, because I truthfully thought all these people were overreacting and just needed a bad guy to point the finger at. But, after watching tonight’s game where A-Rod was 0-3 with 2 strikeouts before being pinch-hit for in the 9th, only to then watch his pinch-hitter, Raul Ibanez, jack a game tying solo home run and then watch him again in the 12th inning for the game-winner, I’m on the bandwagon.
Maybe it is time for A-Rod to sit a bit. Maybe a game. Everyone needs rest, right? And at this point it doesn’t look like he’s going to play his way out of this slump. Its in his head at the time being. Plus Raul is swinging a hot stick. He’s got the whole city riding his back like some kind of mule. And for those of you who aren’t familiar with New York, its a fuckin’ rough fan base. We get on our favorite teams, and our favorite players, and we let them know our feelings. We’re not New Jersey where we just don’t show up for games, and then lose our teams to a New York based city. (By the way, thanks for the Nets, Jersey.) So if Girardi wants to keep playing A-Rod, Alex is going to hear about how much he sucks at every at-bat he takes. And if he happens to succeed, he’ll get cheered, but that’ll be a sarcastic cheer.
Until he does it repeatedly.
I say don’t sweet it, bro. You have superstar good looks, a bank account reaching a billion, you play and start for the New York Yankees and you can still get any broad aged 18-infinite with the snap of you fingers. No need to waste your talents on the field. You’ve already accomplished what every man seeks in life.