The thing about sport is it’s not just about skill, dedication, training and commitment, though you can’t do without any of those.
It’s also about chance, personalities, accidents and human nature. All of the latter seem to have caught up with the Yankees and A-Rod.
It seemed like a really great idea for the Yankees to promise a huge, huge $274m over 10 years salary to A-Rod at one time.
Then a variety of things happened, like 2 hip operations for A-Rod and him being out recuperating for long periods, not to mention him also behaving like a bit of a brat from time to time.
Suddenly that salary decision looks like a millstone around the Yankees neck, it’s unclear when A-Rod will play and how well he will play and oh man…how is this going to come out.
Right now everyone is waiting to find out but let’s just say things are a little sour right now and it’s not at all clear the magic can come back into the Yankee/A-Rod relationship. LIKE having things settled so everyone can just play baseball