Interesting view from the Idaho Press-Tribune which advises author Selena Roberts to move on from her A-Rod obsession. Fine, except Robert's book isn't published yet.
I understand why Selena Roberts is on the witch hunt to further embarrass Alex Rodriguez, but honestly, what's the point? The fact that he'll be screaming "show me the money" pretty soon my be her motivation.
Will her new book, which is ironically slated to come out just in time for Rodriguez's return to baseball, shed new light on the steroid age? Will it prove that Rodriguez did in fact do steroids longer than what he has already admitted? Was he doping in high school?
Who cares! We all know he cheated. Let's move on.
In the book, we're basically going to read Roberts' side of the story, which of course, will conflict with Rodriguez's side.
The part that bothers me most is this: Because Rodriguez makes a ton of money and plays for the Yankees (a team we all love to hate), he's held to a higher standard. And frankly, like Barry Bonds before him, he rubs people the wrong way.
Now if he were a top talent and did hard-core drugs for years, then he stopped, we'd all praise him for kicking drugs and finding faith in the process.
Because we prone to spelling errors, we will not point out the problems the style of the piece However, where is the logic:
- A witch hunt implies that the hunted is something that doesn't exist. Obviously steroid use in baseball does exist. It is not a witch hunt.
- Rodriguez is not held to a 'higher standard' (whatever that means); A_Rod is held to the standard standard or in fact a lower standard -- likely benefiting from his superstar status.
- Roberts doesn't have a 'side' to the story, she is a journalist; 'sides' are for protagonists.
So, yeah, let's move on from this book, before it is published.