The Yankees have had a pretty harmonious clubhouse in recent years which means nobody sniping each other anonymously in the media in recent years. That ended on Thursday as an anonymous player took a shot at Alex Rodriguez through Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.
“Guys are just tired of it,” the player said. “The media circus that’s revolving around Alex is insane — and we haven’t even seen him. It just keeps going. It’s like a carousel that just keeps going around and around and around. At some point, it has to stop.
“I would like his bat in the lineup. We could obviously use it because the potential for some home runs would help us a lot. But with the circus that’s surrounding him right now, I don’t think anybody wants that.”
“When it’s all said and done, you’ll hear more than enough comments from the guys in here,” the player said. “You’ll be able to write it for weeks.”
This kind of thing is always cowardly to me. If a player has something to say they should either take it up with that player face to face or own up to what you are saying and put your name on the record. Anything less is in of itself bad for the team.
You would think though that A-Rod and the circus that comes with him showing up might take away some of the focus away from things like how historically bad this lineup has been or how many injuries and setbacks they’ve constantly had.
The 2013 Yankees. Not only are they an old, injury prone team that can’t hit, but now they are sniping at each other in the media. This is truly a season to remember.
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