Alex Rodriguez has decided to opt out of his gargantuan contract in the hopes of signing an even more gargantuan one. And to that I say...good for him.
Except for all the lies he told.
"My commitment is 100 percent. Unconditional. I want to be a Yankee. I don't want to go anywhere, and I can't be more clear. I hope they don't want to trade me, because I don't want to go anywhere."
That's A-Rod. Last year.
Look. If he wants to make money, get the all-time contract, "Feed his family" as Spreewell once said, then great. No one should be upset with a guy trying to make as much money as possible. But then don't talk about the Yankee tradition, Monument Park and loving the Stadium. Just don't.
"I want to be a Yankee and I understand my contract and I understand my options," Rodriguez said. "My goal is to go in with Derek [Jeter] and Mo [Mariano Rivera] and open the new [Yankee] Stadium. It's pretty clear."
I can't wait until the press conference, when he's sitting next to Scott Boras and he talks about the tradition of the California Angels of Anaheim which is Close to But Not Quite in Los Angeles and wanting to win there.
He couldn't be more clear.