Via George King -
Just when you think Alex Rodriguez has figured out how to turn around this public relations’ nightmare, he does something ridiculous.
After Rodriguez won over some of the crowd and said all the right things during an interview session, he climbed into a burgundy SUV. As A-Rod approached the vehicle the passenger side window went down and Yuri Sucart was the man behind the wheel.
Sucart is the cousin that allegedly purchased and injected Rodriguez with steroids from 2001-’03. And the cousin that reporters have been searching since Rodriguez’s press conference where he explained some of the details of his steroid use.
But, the other part of me agrees with the point here made by George King. It’s been a week since we learned that Yuri Sucart was the name of A-Rod’ PED mule. Why parade the dude around now, at a time when the media is still hot on you and it’s the first exhibition game of the Spring? Whether it’s due to ignorance or apathy, it’s the wrong thing to do.
On February 18th, A-Rod said: “The only thing I ask of this group today and the American people is to judge me from this day forward.”
O.K. Alex. You’ve now got one big bad red mark on your Post-PED-Confession/Apology Delaney Card. It’s for a failing grade under “Avoiding Unnecessary Attention.” Let’s see how many more of these you can rack up before Opening Day.