February 17, 2009
A-Hole Leaves Many Holes In His Story
I don't know how widely broadcast his press conference was this afternoon, but for those of you that missed it... Consider yourselves lucky. He read a prepared statement at the beginning and prior to starting it he tried to use his "boy-ish" charm, if you will, to say, "I'm a little nervous. Well, alot nervous." OK, right.
After his prepared statement the bozo running the press conference said that the media could ask one question only, and no follow-up questions (which was key in aiding A-Rod in avoiding direct answers). The basically answered every question with, "I was young, and naive and immature. I'm sorry." He basically only said that he did this with his cousin who bought the stuff over the counter in the Dominican, then they did this in the bathroom with no guidance or knowledge of the substance or how to administer it. The best question in my mind that was asked was from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, in which he asked A-Rod if you had no idea the effect of this PED or how to take it, why did you have your cousin inject you twice monthly for 3 years with no idea what it was or could do? His answer was evasive and apologetic.
This is far from over, and if you ask me it made him look worse than when we all knew nothing. He should have just taken what was coming, grown a pair of balls, and answered like a man. Now, he will face even more scrutiny and questions and the Yankees will have this media circus following the team for reasons that have nothing to do with playing baseball. Thanks for the distraction for the team, A-Hole. Thanks for not caring enough about "moving forward" as he said, to tell the truth and try and regain some trust from his teammates and baseball fans. Now his teammates will have to cater to his hurt feelings and bruised ego.
This was just another example of why he will never be in the same league as Derek Jeter.
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