It’s time to embrace Alex Rodriguez

Nate Scott sums up my opinion for me

For The Win

If this is all a scheme by the New York Yankees, it’s working.

I feel bad for Alex Rodriguez. I never thought this would be possible, but here we are. I, a native of Massachusetts, someone who once half-heartedly argued in a bar that Alex Rodriguez should be banned for life for slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo’s glove, find myself quietly pulling for the embattled Yankees slugger.

How did we get here? Alex Rodriguez is a cheat. He’s a liar. He’s someone who has so little interiority that he ruined a writer who tried to write a biography of him.

And here I am, feeling bad for him. He’s on a Yankees team whose executives have made clear they don’t really want him there. When he hit his 661st home run last night, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list, the cheers from the crowd were slightly muted, as everyone…

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