A bad day for ARod
My five-year-old nephew put it very succinctly years ago.
“I’m having a bad day!” he said when I asked him what was bothering him one day.
Okay. We all have bad days.
Well, Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez had a really, really bad day. Regarded as the best player in baseball by many, one who will qualify for the Hall of Fame a half-dozen ways by the time his career is over, Rodriguez hit into two double plays, struck out twice – the second time to end the game – and committed an error in the New York Yankees’ 7-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Was it a game the Yankees’ had to win? Yeah, except really, they aren’t going anywhere. It’s all over.
But you have to go down fighting. Rodriguez didn’t. Or it didn’t look like it. Not Tuesday. And he was roasted for it in the media, which I guess is fair.
I know the guy makes a billion dollars a year, but I feel sorry for him. I mean, kind of. You make that kind of money, and the fans think you have to come through every time. That isn't realistic, but it is real.
Rodriguez does have a penchant for failing at the worst possible times, though.
I’m not a big fan, but I hope he gets a chance to redeem himself.