Attention Alex Rodriguez: It’s time to put that 2009 New York Yankees World Series championship ring down on Fox Sports 1.
Obviously, these harsh words of advice must be spoken thanks to Alex Rodriguez’s recent actions on television. He and former rival David Ortiz have been going at it on Fox Sports 1 during the pre and postgame coverage all ALDS long.
ALDS Game 5 predictions:
Frank Thomas: Indians
Keith Hernandez: Indians
David Ortiz: Indians
ALEX RODRIGUEZ: pic.twitter.com/qUvv3J6CyS
— lake titicaca (@SandyLuria) October 12, 2017
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 5, 2017
The fellas’ antics even led to a question towards general manager Brian Cashman regarding A-Rod:
Now, without Pete Rose, the intent is clear. Fox is looking to acquire as many crazy personalities as possible to reach the masses. Throw an A-Rod and a Big Papi or even a Keith Hernandez at them and hopefully, “they will come.”
There’s just one little problem with that theory: by the time the game is over, all the youth is sleeping. By the time the game is over, the only fans watching are the diehards who want the real information, the real diehard stuff such as Terry Francona‘s reaction to such a horrid collapse.
Once is fine. And once, in speaking about A-Rod taking out the ring, is actually funny the first time. But come on guys, enough is enough.
What the ring does for fans is have the exact reverse effect. Instead of remembering the 2009 World Series fondly, the diehards are painfully reminded that Rodriguez could only collect one championship in 12 seasons. It actually becomes cringe-worthy.
It’s a shame too because A-Rod is a terrific analyst. One of the best in the game.
Enough with the ring. Enough with the antics. “Balance,” fellas.