Okay - everyone else is talking/blogging about A-Rod so hey, why shouldn't I, right? Sure I'm getting sick of all the A-Rod, A-Roid, A-Fraud chatter, who isn't?
In a way though, I think that all this mess is working to his advantage. Here's the thing, I'm starting to actually feel BAD for the guy. He may not have to worry about a down economy with his excessive $28 million per year, but he certainly has the world on his shoulders personally and professionally.
With his divorce behind him, it seems as if in these troubled times he's turned to his family with his children and ex-wife standing behind him. That's just a statement as to how much he needs the support to get through these troubled times.
When you make the kind of money that he does, I would think you'd feel a sense of duty and responsibility to perform... at least I would. Then BAM! comes the steroid saga, which makes all his fans and teammates doubt his abilities. I'm sure all he wanted to do was get back on the field and play baseball to prove himself. But, before you know it, he's stopped in his tracks when he needed surgery on his hip. Now he can just recover, rehab and patiently wait to get back on the field. That has to be the worst feeling.
This won't be the last of the A-Rod saga for the season. Do you think it's even possible for him to come back and shush all the ney-sayers and non-believers? Or do you think that no matter how well he performs, he's doomed and set up to fail?
I think this season will be a big one for A-Rod. I believe it's actually possible for him return to baseball and put all this behind him, it's just a very thin line he'll be walking on for a while.