If you were busy following the important stories about the new player signings or actually doing something constructive with your time yesterday, you might have missed this juicy nugget of gossip about A-Rod. Apparently he's close to locking up multimillion dollar deal to publish a book that he says will dish all the “full dirt of Major League Baseball’s tactics” against him as part of his suspension.
Al. Can I call you Al? If you read this, I need you to know something. I need you to know that no matter what kind of details you put in this book, the one thing that needs to be confirmed is the story of the centaur painting. I need to know if that thing exists or not, more than I need to know how big of a scumbag Bud Selig truly is. I've named this blog after you. The image of you as a centaur is basically the logo of this site. I've been one of your biggest supporters since I started AB4AR in '09 and I will continue to be for as long as there's still a chance that you can play. After all that, I think I deserve to know the truth about the centaur painting.
And if you don't want to do it for me, that's fine. Then do it for the kids. And their kids. And their kids' kids. Do it so that future generations of Yankee fans don't have to live with the same uncertainty the rest of us live with now. We all pretty much know the story of how your battle with MLB went down. What we don't know, and what we need to know, is whether or not you commissioned a painting of yourself as a centaur. It's the one chapter of the A-Rod Saga that really needs closure.