• A-Rod On 60 Minutes

    Posted by on December 16th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    If you missed it, click here to read the interview.

    Alex really doesn’t say much – his answers to all the questions are what you would expect him to say…meaning they’re very short and/or P.C. in nature. Such as:

    Asked why he thinks he gets so much grief over his salary, Rodriguez told Couric, “‘Cause I make a lot of money.”

    “Your new contract is worth $300 million-plus. Are you worth it? Is any player worth that kind of salary?” Couric asked.

    “I’m not sure,” Rodriguez said. “I mean, that’s not my job to evaluate or appraise players. I love to play baseball.”

    and…

    “Why haven’t you done better in the post-season?” Couric asked.

    “I’ve stunk,” Rodriguez admitted. “You know? I’ve done very poorly. And that’s not acceptable.”

    After seeing the interview, I am left asking myself the question “What was the purpose of that? Why did Rodriguez consent to the interview if he was going to give it the robo-response routine?”

    Perhaps Alex just thought it was important to answer the PED question, in the flesh, and do some damage control on the handling of his opt-out announcement? That’s the only thing I can guess here.

    Comments on A-Rod On 60 Minutes

    1. Mike
      December 17th, 2007 | 8:06 am

      I put the blame on Curic. She did the interview for people that know nothing about baseball. I think that was a big mistake. I would inagine the average 60 Minutes viewer is relative aware of current affairs and she spends 2 minutes recapping the Mitchell report. Also, her questions were awful. When A-Rod clearly avoided talking about WHY he stunk in the playoffs she moved on to something else.

      It isn’t A-Rod’s job to say things he isn’t asked. She needs to ask and keep asking until he says something.

    2. Raf
      December 17th, 2007 | 10:28 am

      I didn’t see it… Judging by the comments I guess it was, like Raissman says, a “twinkie munch?”

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