Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Posted by el duque at 8:29 AM
A chance to dunk the carnival clown.
Alex Rodriguez stepped to the plate in an avalanche of boos. With every pitch, the chorus grew louder. Nobody was leaving. This was why they came. This was the grand event that justified buying a ticket.
In that moment, I had a revelation about the 2015 Yankees, at least from the standpoint of our esteemed ownership:
A-Rod is this year's Reverse Jeter Farewell Tour.
As long as the Yankees have Alex, there will always be some kinky, disturbed, self-abasing reason for people to watch. And fans will always pay good money to yell obscenities at the freak.
The team doesn't have to be any good. It can flounder around .500 - (which right now would be an improvement; we haven't won a series yet.) As long as it has A-Rod, it will have fannies in the seats and noise in the stadiums. Funny how the world goes, eh?