Even in leaving, Pay-Rod finds a way to anger people

They say that timing is everything, and in the case of A-Rod it seems that his timing couldn’t be worse.  In a move that has angered many Yankee fans, Alex Rodriguez managed to anger many in the baseball community as well – by choosing to announce his departure from the Yankees while the World Series was going on

“There was no reason to make an announcement last night other than to try to put his selfish interests and that of one individual player above the overall good of the game,” [baseball’s Chief of Operations] DuPuy said. “Last night and today belong to the Boston Red Sox, who should be celebrated for their achievement, and to the Colorado Rockies, who made such an unbelievable run to the World Series.”

It seems Pay-Rod is too good to hop a plane to Colorado to accept a batting award from Legend (and true home run king) Hank Aaron.  It turns out he had better things to do, like call attention to himself over the game.  Pissing off fans is not the best way to start your free agency tour.  Somehow this seems like an appropriate end to his lackluster time in New York.  A-Rod is an amazing talent, but seemed like he couldn’t do anything right in New York.  I think most of that came from Yankee fans, but this incident shows that some of it may have been justified.

As for the Pay-Rod sweepstakes – my bet is the Cubs.

Begin: Rockies Ticket Disaster Part II

By now everyone is sadly aware that the Rockies ended up getting swept by the Red Sox, and thus there is no game 5. The tickets to game 5 that I was lucky enough to buy are now essentially useless. Next step: trying to get my money back for the canceled tickets.

I went to the Rockies web site this morning and clicked on “Ticket Refund” information, only to find this extremely vague statement:


I understand why we’re supposed to mail the actual tickets (for the poor folks who resorted to buying eBay’ed tix), but how the heck can you expect a refund when you’re not instructed to send them more information? Would it be too hard for someone in Rockies management to make a quick form that you can print, fill-out and mail with your tickets? I guess I’m going to write a letter asking for my refund and include it with the tickets.

After the debacle that was the sale of World Series tickets, would it be too much to ask to not have a potential cluster**** with the return of the tickets? Geez it’s going to suck going through the 50,000+ tickets by hand, hoping the people in the ticket office can read the return address.