Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman said of the acrimonious Yankees: “This is uncharted territory.”
“I think that’s behind us now,” Rodriguez said. “I’ve shut everything down. I want everything to be 100 percent on baseball and that’s what I want my guys to focus on.”
This ugly mess only appears to be getting uglier. According to ESPN, Alex Rodriguez’s representatives are planning on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad.
“The letter was nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt,” Rodriguez’s lawyer, Joseph Tacopina said in a statement.
Despite all of his baggage, A-Rod has become a rallying figure for the Bombers on the field and in the dugout.
A-Rod has sought the services of lawyer Joseph Tacopina in an attempt to fight back. Tacopina claims that the Yankees played Rodriguez last October without informing him that he was carrying a torn labrum.
Major League Baseball is investigating him, the Yankees are angry with him and Alex Rodriguez is miffed. It’s getting ugly in the Bronx.
“I told (Brian) Cashman and Randy (Levine) that I’m ready to play, that I want to play tomorrow,” A-Rod told Francesa. “I made it very clear … Obviously I’m very, very disappointed.”
The 37-year-old told WFAN this week that he would return to New York’s lineup Monday. That’s still the goal, though he acknowledged the decision is ultimately up to the team.
When legendary closer Mariano Rivera enters the game — whenever that will be — he will be accompanied by Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” baseball sources told FOX Sports.
A source told the New York Times that the polarizing three-time American League MVP told both Cashman and team president Randy Levine that he’s not sure if he’ll be able to return to the field in 2013 — or ever, for that matter.
So why were A-Rod’s rehab tweets a bigger deal than those of Mark Teixeira or Curtis Granderson? Listen to all the audio from a strange day in Yankee-land.
Jay-Z, the Yankees and developer Bruce Ratner all joined forces to come up with one of those plans. Ratner joined us on The Couch alongside Randy Levine, president of the New York Yankees to talk about their idea for overhauling the event venue.
Alex Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined — a lot more. And he won’t even play the first half of the season, if at all.
Rodriguez’s contract is an albatross that the Yankees are going to be forced to live with. The Bombers made their bed with A-Rod, and now they’re going to have to lie in it.