Pay-Rod is no Edgar

So, Alex Rodriguez wants to be remembered as a Ranger, huh? Never mind that it was with the Mariners that he became the superstar he is. Alex is a great shortstop, and he certainly has the right to sign with whatever team he chooses. However, Alex could have done it with grace and style. Why not just say, “It’s been great, thanks Mariners, see you later”? But no, he chose to air his complaints about the management and insult the fans.

Well, Mr. Rodriguez, good luck. The Mariners and their fans will survive (and most likely do quite well) without you. Just remember, Ken Griffey Jr. spent the year after his trade watching the playoffs on TV. But maybe you’ll be lucky. It’s too bad that in those daily phone calls, there were two things that Edgar Martinez couldn’t teach you – maturity and class.

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