No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.
Reggie has now been banished by the Yankees until the time is “right” for his return. But all he did, with respect to A-Rod, is tell the truth.
By agreeing to an extension without opting out, CC Sabathia again demonstrated why he’ll be remembered as a beloved Yankee and not a mercenary — like Alex Rodriguez.