Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Breaking news: A-Rod lies (again)

It's been a few weeks, but A-Fraud opened his mouth again and to no one's surprise, lies spewed out, this time on a radio interview on WFAN in New York. A-Fraud was apparently asked if he would opt out of his contract after this season and replied, 'You want to be as honest as possible. You're asking me what my sincere feeling is. I want to 100 percent stay in New York. Period. That's it. I don't know how many ways I can say it.'

First of all, I understand this is really an unfair question. What is he supposed to say? 'Nah, after this season, I'm out of here.' Can't do that. He has to say he is staying.

But that doesn't mean that I feel sorry for him—he put himself in this situation. And he dares to bring up honesty and sincerity? Please. Things haven't gone as well in New York as the thought and he's going to opt out. Too many reasons not to: he can escape the Yankee pressure, he's hasn't been embraced by the Yankee fans, maybe even a move back to shortstop. Besides, he will probably make more money or at least get more years if he opts out—don't be surprised if it's a reunion with Lou Piniella in Chicago. Maybe there he can fit in with the loveable losers.

And I hope he does opt out. It would be an admission of failure. It would be humbling, no matter how he spins it in the media. But most of all because the Rangers wouldn't be sending him checks anymore.

But as for his lie today, what was the dead giveaway, other than his lips moving? He only wants 'to 100 percent stay in New York', not 110. And everyone knows that in sports in the 21st century, 100 percent just isn't enough.


Heather said...

Slipping that 110 percent comment in was clever.
Good one.

PJ said...

Maybe he should start studying law. He apparently would make a good lawyer. Or sports agent.