Our favorite victimized MLB player, Alex Rodriguez, is apparently in talks to write a tell-all book exposing the “full dirt of Major League Baseball’s tactics.”
The New York Post's Page Six reports:
“A number of publishers are vying for the book, with offers coming in over $5 million. Alex has met with several publishers over the past few weeks and has meetings with others right after the new year.
“This book is going to go into the real low-down dirt of MLB tactics and collusion with the Yankees to get him out of the game. Alex has also had meetings with Billy Corben on a ‘30 for 30’-type documentary about his story.”
This is a unique situation in that it is impossible (at least for me) to sympathize with either side. It’s not like MLB enforces its own rules on a consistent basis, emulating the NCAA in that regard, but Rodriguez pumped himself full of enough steroids to kill a small mammal and is now crying conspiracy theory. His A-Roid moniker did not appear out of nowhere – he earned it! Page Six also goes on to note that the book deal could help to alleviate some of his financial stress due to all his legal fees. Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t he made like $Texas over the course of his career? I doubt his money problems are Lohan-esque.
‘Roid is currently waiting to see if his 211-game suspension is going to be upheld or not. I guess his new mantra must be, if you can’t beat ‘em, make yourself look less worse than they do. Or something.