Yes yes – the Yankees beat the Orioles 7-2 last night, but no thanks to Alex Rodriguez, who once again proved he’s not up to the post-season challenge, despite telling the Daily News the other day that (headlinespeak here) “he will be fine in MLB playoffs” and “no one should worry about his stumble to finish of regular season.”
Should we also not worry about his 0-fer performance last night, during which he struck out three times and stranded four?
Rodriguez has been an October no-prize with the notable exception of 2009, which the hardsuffering staff duly noted at the time:
• From our Ministry of Retractions©: The hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider has since 2004 said that the New York Yankees would never win anything (and by “anything” we mean the World’s Serious) with Mr. September Alex Rodriguez on the team. We were wrong. Rodriguez didn’t exactly carry the Yankees in the Serious, but he did a lot to carry them to it.
From our Ministry of Re-Retractions©:
Alex Rodriguez is about as reliable as the Pakistani government.
Don’t ask for him by name.