Daily News showcases Yankees fan’s rebuttal letter to Alex Rodriguez
The reactions, analyses and interpretations regarding Alex Rodriguez’s already much ballyhooed apology letter are coming fast and furious, less than one day removed from its original circulation.
New York Yankees fans of course have the most invested in A-Rod’s return from his MLB-ordered, season-long exile, so it stands to reason that their reactions are perhaps most relevant to the matter at hand.
The New York Daily News on Wednesday published a rebuttal letter written by a longtime Yankees fan, although it’s unclear why the paper elected to publish this one over presumably scores of others submitted. Be that as it may, here’s a responsive letter written by Paul Harris, a lifelong baseball fan who became a Yankee die-hard in the late 1970s.
To Alex —
I’m not sure what your letter is for and find your timing irrelevant. The Yankees have much rebuilding ahead and to be honest — I’m not really looking forward to having you back — I too wish this story would go away.
Referring to your “mistakes” doesn’t scratch the surface — this is about money and power not baseball. Suppressing it has been ridiculous.
Many players in your position have shown humility and told the truth about steroids — but what you, Roger and Barry don’t seem to understand is that it’s not just about winning or records, it’s about how you achieve it. Honesty is between you and your maker — also — we’re not stupid.
I’m just one Yankee fan who believes in the integrity of the game of baseball and what it stands for. If I didn’t, I would watch the WWF.
Sincerely, Paul — Yankee fan
There you have it. One Yankees fan’s thoughts on A-Rod’s apology letter. As you can see below, Harris — like A-Rod — also took pen to paper is to articulate his thoughts.
It’s worth noting that Harris printed his letter, while Rodriguez wrote out his note in cursive, something a certain handwriting expert may observe to mean that Harris is more masculine than A-Rod. But everybody knows the sometimes significant reaches and intellectual leaps that pseudosciences — what some characterize graphology to be — like to make. But again, there you have it.