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Alex Rodriguez is at peace, you guys

Aug 15, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

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Kevin Kernan of the Post spoke to Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod says that he’s totally at peace:

“I really think there is no pressure on me, less than ever before. This is the calmest I’ve felt going all the way back to my days in Seattle.’’

Am I a bad person for immediately thinking of that part of David Simon’s “Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets” where the homicide detective explains that you know your suspect is guilty when he falls asleep after being left alone in the interrogation room? He knows he’s caught. His stress is over. He can finally stop worrying about when the hammer is gonna come down. He can rest. He is at peace.

Or maybe that’s just me.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    So you’re saying A-Rod killed someone? The MONSTER!

    • stex52 - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      We’re sure he must have. Let’s just kick it around until we figure out who it was.

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    • dmvdmv101560 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      Yes, he killed his baseball career!

      • nbjays - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:26 AM

        And his public image and Hall of Fame chances, too. Does that make him a mass murderer or a serial killer?

    • apkyletexas - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      Craig is not a bad guy for comparing A-Roid to a monstrous killer.

      Craig is a bad guy for jumping on the Pittsburgh bandwagon with his shiny new Pirates baseball cap and immediately causing them to fall into a 4-game slide.

  2. baseballici0us - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Please, stop. I am begging you!

    • jprcox - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      LOL…I agree, this is getting old.

      The only thing I will say is that I am sure he wishes he stayed in Seattle and didn’t put the bulls-eye on his back. For that matter most Texans wish he stayed in Seattle, and probably 80% of NY fans wish he stayed in Texas or Seattle. I guess we can ALL finally agree on something.

  3. gregear - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    You think A-Rod would fall for the copy machine lie detector test?

    • rdillon99 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      The machine tells the tale, son.

      • Sign Ahead - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        Neutron him!

  4. okwhitefalcon - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Say it so Craig, you’ve apparently joined the “, you guys” legions – never “, you guys”.

    You’re dangerously close to posting pictures of food/beer and shots of your feet with a body of water in the background – or God forbid, Using. Excessive. Punctuation/Capitalization. To. Enforce. A. Point.

    I think an HBT intervention may be in order.

  5. eatitfanboy - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    That’s a good analogy. Arod knows he’s busted, and that he will eventually serve a lengthy suspension. So he will play now to make a little more bank (not that he needs it) take a year or so off, and then declare himself ready to play when the suspension is over so the Yankees will have to pay him.

    There’s nothing left to fight for- he’s not going to the Hall of Fame, his reputation can never be saved, and conversely the Yankees will never be able to void his contract. The ending is already written- no sense stressing out about it now. Play baseball and have fun.

  6. stex52 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    He’s playing baseball. what else does he know how to do right? Of course he feels better. He is being who he is.

  7. chrisdtx - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Also would have accepted: The Usual Suspects.

    • aceshigh11 - Aug 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM

      Hand me the keys, you fairy godmother.

  8. Old Gator - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I kinda preferred the lecture Stasi captain Wiesler gives to his cadets about how to tell if a suspect is guilty in The Lives of Others. This is what awaits A-roid at his arbitration:

    • stex52 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      Good movie, Gator. Good choice.

      • joestemme - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

        GREAT movie, Gator. GREAT choice.

    • Old Gator - Aug 15, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      Of course. A-roid is the sword and the shield of narcissism.

  9. sunsation3413 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Three or four A-rod stories a day….what will you write about when he actually serves his suspension.

    • Bob Loblaw - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      What he had for breakfast?

  10. thegonz13 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    See, here’s the thing. Narcissists just love when people talk about them. They can’t enough of it. The more the media talk about them, the better.

    So how about not talking about this egomaniac? Stop feeding his ego and he’ll just go away. Reporting there’s nothing to report is waste of time and space.

  11. braddavery - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Wasn’t there a movie recently made about Rodriguez? I think it was called Oblivion?

    • nbjays - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:28 AM

      I was thinking “Despicable Me 2”

  12. sportsfan18 - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Well written. Good analogy. He knows the most money he’ll lose (pay for 211 games). He knows he’ll get the balance of his contract beyond that. He’s still hopeful that his suspension will be shortened at least a bit via arbitration.

    So he now knows the worst case scenario and he’s waiting to hear what the final chapter will be regarding his suspension and loss of money.

    Yrs from now, I can see the Yankees buying out the remainder of his contract, say the last yr or two but not all of it. I think they’ll let him come back once his suspension is over and then they’ll see what he brings to them on the field and then go from there.

    Since they are going to have to pay him regardless, they’ll gladly take some production from him if it’s better than others they may trot out to third base but at some point they’ll simply pay him to go away…

  13. gloccamorra - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Wait! Weren’t the Christians in the Roman Colosseum at peace when they turned the lions on ’em? And they weren’t guilty of anything except Roman religious law, or something like that. What they became is martyrs. You don’t suppose A-rod thinks of himself that way, do you?

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