Yesterday I posted the picture of the young man in the Yankees hat who captured Colonel Gaddafi. At no time did the thought of linking this photo to A-Rod’s postseason production occur to me, but then again, I don’t work for the New York Post. They somehow managed to turn this story (which was in no way, shape, or form about A-Rod) into a cheap shot at his lack of offensive production in the ALDS. According to the Post the “gunman had more hits than A-Rod.”
Now, the Post creating witty headlines that criticize players is nothing new, but lately it seems like someone really has it out for A-Rod. Not only is their snark on the Gaddafi killing inaccurate (A-Rod had 2 hits in the ALDS), but it is not the first time in recent weeks they have picked on Alex. Andrew Corselli noted a couple weeks ago how ridiculous it was that the Post made an entire story out of A-Rod playing golf.
At this point, I’m just not sure what the unprovoked A-Rod hatred accomplishes. Yeah, his performance was sub-par in the ALDS. But so was that of Nick Swisher, Mark Teixeira, etc. etc. etc. The season’s over and it didn’t turn out the way any Yankees fan would have liked. But to me, that means it’s time to look ahead to next season, improve on the aspects that need improvement, and stop dwelling on the failures of this season. So c’mon, New York Post, stop with the lazy cheap shots at A-Rod, and find us some legitimate Yankees news (any Yankees news!) because it sure has been a slow couple of weeks in Yankeeland.
*For those interested in looking at the New York Post cover in question, you can find it here. But fair warning – there is a pretty graphic picture of Gaddafi on it.