Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A-Rod circus was a flop in Chicago
By Jon Greenberg
CHICAGO -- As circuses go, this wasn't exactly the Big Top.
Sure, there was a bear on a unicycle, but his question to Joe Girardi was trifling at best. And I never saw that "pink elephant in the room" that Alex Rodriguez keeps mentioning.
We were promised a freak show for "A-Rod Monday" and all I got were a bunch of reporters standing around a clubhouse. Close enough, I guess.
For all the build-up, all the threats of lifetime bans, this is what happened Monday: An unpopular Yankee with a dumb nickname played baseball.
After the official Biogenesis suspensions from Major League Baseball came down Monday afternoon, Rodriguez took some questions, he got booed, he got a hit. I presume he went home and slept in a hotel bed, but this is A-Rod. He might hang from a ceiling in zero gravity under a centaur painting. Who knows?
In the end, a fifth-place team (White Sox) beat a fourth-place team (Yankees), 8-1.