It’s an interesting read. I liked the parts where Giambi plays the role of the tough guy, working with Torre, to get A-Rod to “man-up.” But, this quote, in the feature, from Rodriquez was telling as well:
“Mussina doesn’t get hammered at all,” he said. “He’s making a boatload of money. Giambi’s making [$20.4 million], which is fine and dandy, but it seems those guys get a pass. When people write [bad things] about me, I don’t know if it’s [because] I’m good-looking, I’m biracial, I make the most money, I play on the most popular team….”
Anyone else think A-Rod and Mussina don’t exchange greeting cards at holiday time?
Giambi gets a pass? Just 16 months ago, people wanted Giambi sent to the minors because he was stinking so bad.
In any event, is anyone else tried of hearing A-Rod, and his apologists, play the “good-looking,” “racial” and “most money” cards?
Carl Pavano is a white-guy. He’s not pretty. And, relatively speaking, he’s not high paid – at least he’s not the highest paid pitcher in baseball.
And, he gets (to use A-Rod’s term) “hammered.”
The fans and media in New York are believers in Equal Opportunity. If you’re slumping, you’re going to hear it – whether you’re pretty, rich, whatever.
Winners make commitments. Losers make excuses. I wish Alex would do the former and not the latter.