Originally Posted by Trackman20
It's the same mentality here in NYC with Alex Rodriguez.
When the Yankees are losing nobody in this town likes him one bit....he's a cancer, he doesn't work hard enough, blah blah blah. It's the mob mentality to jump on the guy making the most money....Period.
I completely agree with you. To me, A-ROD gets more unjustified blame than anyone I have seen play the game in a long time for some of the smallest stuff imaginable. Everything he does, he gets scrutinized/blamed for. Had he High-Fived that fan like Ramirez did the other night before throwing out that runner, the press would have ripped him a new one for it. Instead with Manny (and I know its "Manny being Manny"), he gets laughed at for it.
I wish he was a Red. Yes, he is overpaid for it, but since he signed that contract, he has won 3 MVP's and his numbers have not dropped at all. The Yankees don't win because they don't have the pitching they used to and they have a bunch of overpaid older veterans taking up roster space....A-Rod not being one of them.