I’m getting sick and tired of the Alex Rodriguez saga before a Spring Training game has even been played, but Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman took the ridiculousness to a new level.

When talking with Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News, Waldman said that Rodriguez is “impossible to dislike”. I swear to you, she actually said that. Now *why* does Waldman feel A-Rod is impossible to dislike? Well…

“But I find him impossible to dislike,” Waldman, the Yankees radio analyst, told me during a telephone conversation. “I’m not defending him. I think what he did was stupid more than anything else. I know he’s lied. He’s made every wrong decision. He says things and does things and you just want to say ‘Why?’ I also know you can’t go wrong for dumping on Alex. This is what it’s become. What’s he supposed to do?”

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“The way this offense is (coming into spring training) they better hope he still can play,” she said. “Look, it’s not my job to psychoanalyze Alex. What I do, and sometimes don’t, understand is the anger directed at him. This just didn’t start with the steroids. His persona, for many people, has never been likeable.”

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“I went up to him and said: ‘Is there anybody who likes you?’ He just shook his head,” she said. “And then he started laughing.”

 

I…don’t get it. A-Rod is impossible to dislike because…he’s screwed up every facet of this steroid disaster? And he’s never been likeable, so as a result, he’s impossible to dislike? Even though A-Rod himself realizes no one likes him?

…right.

[New York Daily News]

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