MLB vs Boras/ARod: Bitch Fight!!

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lookatthatwatch.jpgAs I’m sure you’ve heard, or read, or seen on tv, Alex Rodriguez opted out of his contract with the New York Yankees last night during Game 4 of the World Series.  ARod’s agent, Scott Boras, went through the process/paperwork/bullshit on Sunday night and let the Yankees know about his client’s departure.  Now, all of a sudden, MLB and many of its famed broadcasters are acting like the moral police because of the timing.  Was Boras intentionally trying to grab headlines?  Of course he was, and people were talking about his leaving the Yanks and his next location all day long.  Apparently the MLB wanted people to talk about the yawn of a World Series more.

Bob DuPuy, MLB’s chief operating officer, had these delightful comments:

“We were very disappointed that Scott Boras would try to upstage our premier baseball event of the season with his announcement.”

“Last night and today belong to the Boston Red Sox, who should be celebrated for their achievement, and to the Colorado Rockies, who made such an unbelievable run to the World Series.”

Wow.  These statements are coming from a guy who runs a league in the midst of a steroids scandal, and he wants to be holier than thou?  Even more ironic than Mr. DuPuy’s comments were those from the talking heads on all the major news stations.  Peter Gammons acted like ARod had shot his dog. He couldn’t imagine why ARod would want to make the sports news about him, on the night of the World Series.  Um, ARod does NOT produce SportsCenter.  However, Pete, you do talk about baseball on TV, and I’m sure if you wanted to, you could have just talked about the Red Sox last night.  Of course, there were about two entertaining moments in the four games… so there wasn’t much to talk about.

Let’s all try to lay off Boras and ARod, if he upsets you that much… you don’t even have to talk about him.  If you do want to talk about #13, let’s start taking bets on where he ends up.  Detroit?  Chicago?  Los Angeles (either team)?

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12 Responses to “MLB vs Boras/ARod: Bitch Fight!!”

  1. eDayStat Says:

    Excellent points sir. I love the media’s hipocrosy. I don’t believe A-Rod or Boras “made it about A-Rod.” The media was the only one who did that.

  2. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    Edgar Renteria says “NO ROOM AT THE INN”

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  4. Emma Says:

    A-Rod is a petty, trifling fool.

    There is really no reason why the “breaking news” of his opt-put could not have waited for Monday, or even Sunday afternoon. But Sunday night at 11:00pm is an odd time for such an announcement.

    Maybe the WS was so unnotable that Borass forgot it was on? And A-Rod had finished therapy and forgotten all about his choke that shortly preceeded his “coming out.”

  5. eDayStat Says:

    How much do you think he paid that tranny to sit next to him?

  6. tsos20 Says:

    It showed how self centered the 2 of them are. They were surprised when the baseball world scolded them. They should have realized how bad this makes A-Rod look. The immediate assumption is, he never wins championships because he’s too self centered; he’s only ineterested in A-Rod, not his team or sport. I hope niether the Yankees or Red Sox bid for his services.
    The Sultan on Sports

    http://www.tsos20.wordpress.com

  7. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    eday, let’s be clear here on the way it works.

    the tranny paid Boras, who then paid ARod after his 14% cut.

  8. smoothron Says:

    @tsos: I hear what you’re saying, but if people were so mad about it… why did it HAVE to be a news story? MLB nor the media were under any obligation to tell the public what ARod was doing. All 30 MLB teams knew he had filed, no one else really mattered in the whole deal.

  9. cheesetype57 Says:

    That’s what I’m thinking too. All of the news people talk about how it’s a disgrace that they’re even talking about a story, and then they keep talking about it.

    Why?

  10. tsos20 Says:

    How can a sports writer ignore it, when A-Rod quits the Yankees? That’s big news! Because it was sure to be a big story, he shouldn’t have announced it during a World Series game. The media did their job; A-Rod showed bad taste.
    The Sultan on Sports

    http://www.tsos20.wordpress.com

  11. smoothron Says:

    It’s really easy to ignore, you just talk about the World Series game instead. And, if you’re going to NOT ignore it… don’t bitch about it whilst not ignoring it.

  12. Randy Tinelli Says:

    Thanks for the review.

    Oh also, loving the blog layout. I used to have a similar blog to yours before I sold it on a few months ago.

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