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Take your title, A-Rod, and hit road

Go quietly, with the understanding that no one can ever take 2009 away from you

Updated: October 18, 2012, 10:23 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- Go along with it, Alex Rodriguez. Accept your fate. The people running the New York Yankees do not want you anymore, and if major league baseball was a real-world business, they would have already fired you by cell phone and mailed off your severance package.

But major league baseball is a fantasy-world business, and that's why a non-performer can have a guaranteed five years and $114 million still coming to him, and also own the right to veto any trade his bosses want to make.

Don't ...

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