In the eighth inning of Game 4 last night, it was announced that Alex Rodriguez would opt out of his contract and become a free agent. Afterwards, the Yankees in a statement announced they would not pursue him and he would no longer be with the team. "No chance" of bringing him back, said Hank Steinbrenner.
Slappy and that asshole of an agent of his, Scott Boras, simply couldn't wait for the Red Sox to claim their championship and had to upstage it. Rodriguez is being torn apart this morning in the New York papers today for being a mercenary and only about the money. Very true.
After the game last night, Peter Gammons was incensed about A-Rod opting out. "He's never played in a World Series game. Maybe we know why."
I pray the Red Sox don't go near this guy, and re-sign Mike Lowell.
I couldn't help but think of February 2004, when the Yankees traded for Slappy. I'll never forget all the self-congratulating of the Yankees when they pulled it off, about how they "swindled" the Red Sox in getting him.
In those succeeding four years, the Red Sox have won two World Series championships. The Yankees have won just one postseason series.
The Cooler strikes again.