Month: October 2004

No Honor + No Code = A-ROD

Game 6: Red Sox vs. Yankees

– A-Rod has no code.  He has no honor.  Why did A-Rod slap at the ball like a little girl?  Why did he whine about it after when they called him out?  Because he has no code.  He has no honor.  Who would want to win this way?  The announcer (Tim McCarver, of course) said that it was a good move by A-Rod because if he gets away with it, he’s safe, and if he doesn’t do it, he’s out anyways.  That’s garbage.  With a game on the line, what would have happened if the umpires didn’t reverse the call?  The Yankees might have gone on to win the game, not because of an error by the other team, but by an umpiring error.  The fact that A-Rod would force the umpires into such a position where they would have to decide the fate of the game by making a rare and controversial call shows that he has no code, he has no honor.  And his weasel-like move directly caused the incitement of the New York crowd (New Yorkers are insane) and the presence of the police on the field for a half inning.  No honor.  No code.  None.

– Bottom of the ninth.  Two out.  Yanks down by two, two men on, Tony Clark at the plate.  I have watched Tony Clark strike out about a gazillion times in clutch situations in his long career with the Detroit Tigers.  Over and over again, I would hope beyond hope he would do something, and he would strike out.  After all my years of torture, if he had hit one out tonight to win the game, I would forever be convinced that God is a Yankees fan.  So it’s a pretty good thing he struck out.  I don’t think I could worship a Yankee fan.