Friday, November 03, 2006

Mo Should Be Captain

He certainly acts more like one than some people.

Come on New York, give A-Rod a break. At least that is what Yankee closer Mariano Rivera advises. At his restaurant in New Rochelle last night, Rivera said he thinks the embattled Yankee third baseman did everything except catch a break this season.

"They didn't give the guy a break. New York, the town," Rivera said of Alex Rodriguez. "He's done a good job. If you ask me who has hit in the playoffs, I am going to say two or three guys. Alex is one guy, he is not the team. You can't win with that on one guy. A team is 25 guys."

Rivera, speaking at Mo's New York Grill, said he had not yet reached out to Rodriguez or any of his teammates. He said he had no insight into the rumors about Rodriguez being traded.

"It's not up to me whether he is here or not or whether the Yankees want him here or not," Rivera said. "He wanted to be a part of the team, part of a winning team. He's done everything. He works so hard, it's amazing.

"It's not easy being himself sometimes," Rivera said. "It's tough on him."

Would it have been so hard for Mr. Intangibles to make a similar statement at any time last year? Sheesh.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 2:53 PM   3 comments


At 11/03/2006 7:25 PM, Blogger susan mullen said...

If it turns out Arod stays, then Mo certainly is the de facto captain. Even if Arod goes, this was a 'captainly' thing to do. Of course, Mo should've won MVP and Cy Young a number of times, but as I've pointed out, he's taken for granted. Maybe not today, just for 1 day.

At 11/04/2006 8:56 AM, Blogger lupe_velez said...

mo is my captain <3

At 11/04/2006 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pah-leeze people. Enough already. This has been done to death. A-Rod's staying, he's got his binky and Jeter's gonna cuddle him everytime someone's mean to him like a good captain should. >>insert eye roll here<<


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