Okay, so I might get a lot of hate mail for this but I am still not a fan of Alex Rodriquez. Sure, he is actually doing quite well this season (so far) but it’s too little too late in my opinion. For years Rodriquez was made out to be the best player in baseball so of course, I was thrilled when they acquired him after the 2003 season but since then his ability as a player have been so up and down that one almost doesn’t know what to expect. He has been so inconsistent that I began to dread the times he would come up to bat.
With the recent drama surrounding A-Rod’s steroid use, my respect and admiration for him has diminished even more. I am not one of those Yankees fans who only likes and roots for them when they’re winning. I have been a fan of the team since I was 10-years-old and will always cheer them on however, A-Rod had been talked up so much and put on such a high pedestal that I expected so much more from him than what we got.
How can I be expected to admire and be all gung-ho about a man who for most of his Yankees career, not only cheated but didn’t perform to the best of his abilities? In key moments, much of the time, A-Rod remained useless and with the amount of money the Yankees pay him one would think he would find a way to regain his abilities as a baseball professional. I am well aware of the fact that he is not the first, nor will he be the last, player to use steroids but due to his reputation I expected so much more from him than this.
So, hate me all you want A-Rod fans, but sorry A-Rod your apology is not accepted.