(If that isn't the biggest "you can all go fuck yourselves" smile I've ever seen, I don't know what is. Courtesy of the AP)
Does this sound like a guy who's ready to make a deal with MLB to you?
"There is more than one party that benefits from me not being on the field. It’s not my teammates and not the Yankees fans.”
In the end he's probably going down big time, come hell or high water, but good for A-Rod for not just laying there and taking it. And good for him for having the balls to come out and say what any reasonable and rational fan has already thought and what every MSM writer is afraid to report on. The Yankees have to be ecstatic about how this is going to go down. If Bud gets his way, they aren't only off the hook for Alex's salary next year and in a much better position to make Operation 189 work, they could be off the hook for every last cent for every last year of that miserable contract that they themselves created and offered to Rodriguez back in 2007. I don't think it's fair to suggest that the Yankees are helping MLB make their case against Alex, but they certainly aren't and haven't been doing anything to help him.
This is really all A-Rod has left and he knows it's basically him against the world. Can't hate on a guy for taking that opposition head on.