A-Rod is a favorite topic around here, so with the release of Selena Roberts’ new book on Monday, I feel inclined to comment.
I really don’t have that much to say, surprisingly, because I feel like it’s all been said. Jason Whitlock has a great take on it, where he questions the motives of Roberts – I’d recommend everyone give it a read.
It is clear that the book is an attempt to ruin not just Alex Rodriguez the baseball player but A-Rod the person as well. Sure, you can see where Roberts’ motives are – this whole endeavor will make her a lot of money. I have no problem with that. However, I think Roberts absolutely should have to be held accountable.
For example, this post from The Big Lead questions the media targeting Roberts when, in theory, they should be targeting A-Rod. Well, if supposedly A-Rod is fair game because he’s a public figure, then well the same now applies to Roberts.
When Girardi came to A-Rod’s defense earlier this week, essentially saying he doesn’t understand the point of the book, he was dead on. Most criticized Girardi as being naive, but obviously he knows the real point of the book is to make money and fame.
The issue here is, why do we care so much about all of this? Are we really gaining some great understanding of what it means to be Alex Rodriguez? Sure, it’s fun to get to know the athletes you cheer for better, but is any of this fun anymore? Who is the type of fan who gets excited to read a book like this?
I don’t really have an answer for these questions. I think ultimately this will all die much quicker than anticipated because A-Rod is quickly becoming old news. What is their left to say? Either you hate him or you don’t. It’s time to just leave it at that and move on.