Today, famed baseball writer Peter Gammons appeared on Mike Lupica's show on ESPN Radio to talk about Alex Rodriguez's current steroid saga.
A-Rod has already had himself a hell of a week. Yesterday, the Yankees player stormed out of an arbitration hearing, and then made an epic, surprise appearance on Mike Francesa's radio show, where he went after Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig. Lupica asked Gammons what the endgame was for Rodriguez. That led to this:
Peter Gammons: I'm not sure I have any answers to it, because it was so crazy. Everybody's just running after the money, is what it all comes down to.
Mike Lupica: Peter, what's the endgame here? Because it's going to be very hard for them to get this thing into federal court. I keep holding out hope for the good of the sport that there is still a deal to be made on this suspension.
Gammons: I don't know whether—and I've had people on the Yankees say this to me. He wants to blow up the world. You know, he's like the marathon bombers. It's just, he's going to get them.
Audio of the incident below:
Gammons immediately took to Twitter to forthrightly apologize. He's one of the good ones, and he's more than earned the odd brain cramp. But that this sort of thing came to mind at all says a lot about just how crazy Rodriguez is driving the baseball establishment—which is pretty weird when it comes down to it, since all he really wants is not to be tried in a kangaroo court.
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