More Fun with A-Rod

I’m not sure what’s more entertaining — the hourly twists and turns of the Alex Rodriguez saga or the unspoken feud between former radio playmates Michael Kay and John Sterling.

For those who missed it, yesterday afternoon’s sports talk radio in NYC was something of a showdown between “reports” of A-Rod’s meeting with the Yankees. On 660 WFAN, Yankees radio announcer John Sterling told Mike and the Mad Dog that A-Rod returning to the Bronx Bombers was “a done deal” — citing “someone very close to A-Rod”. Meantime, on 1050 ESPNRadio, Michael Kay profusely and persistently refuted any such talk, citing his own “high level source within the Yankee organization — as high as you can go without it being a Steinbrenner”. Unfortunately I can’t find the exact quote online, but Kay also added something to the effect of “anyone reporting that it’s even close to a done deal is absolutely wrong … it’s complete nonsense and not based on factual information.”

So … A-Rod’s back, then he’s not. Or he never was. Or he is.

Ugh … I have a feeling this thing will be playing out for quite a while. But at least it appears the Mets are no longer involved. For now.

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  1. Walnutz15 November 15, 2007 at 3:52 pm
    I knew he’d be back — it’s just too easy to hate this guy, isn’t it?

    Pay-Fraud and The Skanks are perfect together.

  2. isuzudude November 15, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    Sterling or Kay, which announcer do I hate more? That’s like asking, which dictator is worse, Suddam Hussein or Adolf Hitler?

    What ever happened to Cashman and Hank Steinbrennar vowing not to negotiate with Arod if he opted out of his contract? They were so adamant about their stance that if Arod decided to test the market that they were deadset on finding a new everyday thirdbaseman. Look how fast they came crawling to the negotiating table once Arod realized he’s only going to make superhuman money in the Bronx. I don’t blame them for changing their mind, but it goes to show you that they just can’t say no to spending the most amount of money possible, and that all their “vows” are worth a hill of beans. They’ll sell their souls to the devil if it means a better chance to win a World Series.

  3. joe November 15, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    some may believe A-Rod = devil … but so far he hasn’t lived up to his end of the deal.