Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Quote of the Day (George Vecsey on a ‘Multitool Cheat’)

“Now A-Rod is like the Zelig of baseball, showing up in the spotlight on the busy Canadian doctor, Anthony Galea, who helped bulk up American superstars. And now he is unable to bury his tracks leading to the defunct anti-aging clinic Biogenesis in South Florida. He was a five-tool player. Now he is a multitool cheat, rejected, like a badly grafted body part, by the main corpus of the New York Yankees.”-- George Vecsey, on suspended-but-playing-anyway PED slugger Alex Rodriguez, in “Thrown by Life’s Curveballs, A Star Missed the Signals,” The New York Times, August 5, 2013

(The photo shows Alex Rodriguez on at Ameriquest Field on May 22, 2004, toward the start of his usually tortured tenure with the Bronx Bombers. My hunch is that, on this occasion, he grounded out--failing, once again, to deliver in the clutch. If only the Yankees had this kind of problem with him now...)

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