• A-Rod, “A Completely Vacuous Person & A Completely Vacuous Life”

    Posted by on January 17th, 2014 · Comments (6)

    Good read, if you have the time.

    Comments on A-Rod, “A Completely Vacuous Person & A Completely Vacuous Life”

    1. OldYanksFan
      January 17th, 2014 | 12:54 pm

      A long but interesting article.
      Aside from your quote, it didn’t say much about ARod.
      It seems after ARod’s PEDs announcement, he closed up to Cramer.
      What else?

      I’m sure at some time in the future there will be more written on ARod. Whether he was a ‘Completely Vacuous Person’ or not will be seen. I kinda wonder what Jeter saw in him, as the were BFF early in their careers.

      I mostly feel sorry for ARod. Like a number of Hollywood stars (like LiLoh), he has it all… everything you could possibly want in life, and fucked it up. He is obviously damaged goods. Socially inept. Is he really a ‘bad’ person? I can’t say.

      I do remember that a kid with Cancer, who was most likely going to die, was brought to YS for a day (Make A Wish?… don’t know how the arrangement was made) to hang with the Yankees. The kid met all the players, played catch, got lots of good stuff. A great day for the kid, but ultimately a sad story.

      After the game, the kid’s day looked to be over.
      Except ARod took the kid with him to his NY home, and had the kid sleep over. It’s not easy to hang with a kid who is dying. For me, it seemed like there must be something to ARod.

    2. January 17th, 2014 | 1:41 pm

      “If you do something nice for somebody, and more than just the two of you know about it, maybe you’re doing it for the wrong reason.” —George Steinbrenner.

    3. OldYanksFan
      January 17th, 2014 | 1:54 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Well…. until now… I was the ONLY one who knew!
      HA!

    4. Mr. October
      January 17th, 2014 | 1:57 pm

      Does anyone on this Earth still believe that the reason A-Rod could not meet with Major League Baseball on Nov. 15, 2013, in advance of testifying at his arbitration hearing, was that he was in California and became too ill to travel on the evening of Nov. 14, 2013?

    5. Kamieniecki
      January 17th, 2014 | 3:00 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      Does anyone on this Earth still believe that the reason A-Rod could not meet with Major League Baseball on Nov. 15, 2013, in advance of testifying at his arbitration hearing, was that he was in California and became too ill to travel on the evening of Nov. 14, 2013?

      One: Francesa – the same guy who said in December the Patriots didn’t have the defense to get to Super Bowl XLVIII, a game New England is four quarters, or 60 minutes, of football from.

    6. JeremyM
      January 17th, 2014 | 11:44 pm

      @ OldYanksFan:
      Wait a second, you’re going to make people think that most people are shades of grey, with behavior that can run the gamut from inspiring, confounding, and all points in between.

      Say what you will about A-Rod (and a lot can be said), but that is an impressive thing he did.

      Also, it’s been many, many years, but I thought Cramer’s book on Joe D. was rather boring.

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