Open Letter to Alex Rodriguez (Revised)

Dear A-Rod,

I was the first one to jump down your throat after all was said and done. You lied. You cheated and you lied. You lied again after that. Who knows how many pills you took? Only you. You were a real jerk over the past few years, and you have no one to blame but yourself.

But, I believe in forgiveness. I believe that people who live in glass houses…etc. I believe in second, and third chances. I believe that punishments should be appropriate to the crime, and I will go out on a limb and say that I think you’ve endured enough.

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s my selfishness that’s coming through here, because honestly, all I want is for the jokes to end. Nobody likes it when someone tells the same joke over and over, and this last jab is just mindless.

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The marketing team couldn’t come up with anything but an old A-Rod joke? It’s not even funny anymore. We know you cheated, but we also know that worms come out when it rains. The worms have been out long after the rains, on this one, and it’s time for them to go back underground.

I said last year that the only way you could wiggle your way out of this was to have a decent campaign in 2015. So far, through 40 games, you’ve hit ten bombs, 23 RBIs, and you’ve got an on-base-percentage of .354, which isn’t bad. In fact, it’s pretty decent.

Every time you hit a home run, Brian Cashman and the rest of the Imperial Storm Troopers breathe a collective gasp. You passed Willie Mays on the all-time home runs list, but the Yankees don’t want to pay you the bonus they promised. Now who’s the sore loser?

For a long time, you embodied everything people hated about the Yankees organization, and now that you’re back, and playing decently, the Yankees just can’t seem to let it go. This is a great opportunity for them to get out of the negative lens, but instead they choose to pile on you. Now, it’s just boring.

I can’t sit here and say I like you at all, but I’m tired of people making fun of you because of their lack of something original to say, or something new to poke fun at. It’s like the people who’ve never been to Detroit, still heaping insults on the city because their brains are too meager to come up with anything else. It’s sad. It’s nothing more than sad.

In fact, great things are happening in Detroit, and hopefully for you. Because, you know what? It takes a really, really sad person to root for someone to fail over and over. Anyone still rooting against you needs to get a life.

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