Of all the reasons not to trade for A-Rod, here’s the most compelling
It’s conceivable, albeit unlikely, that A-Rod will surpass some of the most hallowed numbers in baseball – milestones once (and still, in my book) held by the greatest Brave of them all.
It was bad enough watching Bonds cheat his way to baseball immortality. Imagine if he had been wearing a tomahawk across his chest.
No Braves fan should want to endure the soulless charade of cheering on a phony like A-Rod after he hits his 715th HR or, God forbid, No. 756.
He’s 109 homers shy of the latter mark but has five years remaining on his contract. Again, I doubt he makes it but it’s not unfathomable.
People tend to forget that A-Rod, who
wears wore No. 3 as a tribute to his childhood idol, Dale Murphy (Murf should sue), was almost a Brave 11 years ago.
“We tried everything we could to get Alex Rodriguez,” John Schuerholz told New York Times reporter Murray Chass in April 2001. “But he was offered $126 million more by another team. If he had taken the second-highest offer, we would have had him.”
Thank God for Tom Hicks.