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New York tabloids relishing Cashman telling A-Rod to ‘shut the f— up’ (pic)

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Call me crazy, but something tells me that the relationship between New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and rehabbing slugger Alex Rodriguez has gone from somewhat strained to intensely sour in the time it takes to drop an f-bomb. And as the respective papers are wont to to do, the New York dailies are reveling in the marriage of inconvenience that currently is festering between A-Rod and Yankees brass.

It all started when Rodriguez, with minimal fanfare, started up a Twitter account a short time ago. Since its launch, A-Rod has been randomly providing updates on his rehab. But the kicker came and sent Cashman into an f-bomb fueled display of “It’s all I can stands and I can stands no more” by telling ESPN New York that A-Rod should “shut the f— up” after the third baseman tweeted that he’s been given the green light to begin playing games again.

The tweet that sent Cashman into a profane — and from the outside looking in, profoundly amusing — tizzy:

When asked to react to A-Rod’s big announcement, Cashman told ESPN New York: “Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.” Not pleasant. And understandable on Cashman’s part. Saying that Dr. Green has no authority to set the timetable for Rodriguez’s return to the field, Cashman said, “He has not been cleared by our doctors to play in rehab games yet,” adding, “He’s getting closer. There’s no doubt about it. But we don’t have a date for him to start playing games yet. It could be July 1. It could also be July 5 or maybe June 25.”

Of course, the New York dailies are drinking up the ugly situation like the a tasty and controversial batch of Kool-Aid, which it most certainly is. To wit:

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Not as clever as their usual output, but I expect both the New York Daily News and New York Post to come up with some real good material in the coming days over the latest A-Rod s**tstorm.

(pic via @JimmyTraina)