Suspended all of 2014 season, Alex Rodriguez has still managed to make ways into the headlines; this time, not for something ridiculous. He has decided to drop his lawsuit against the New York Yankees team doctor, giving him zero lawsuits and now just a calendar to countdown his suspension.
He claims to be doing such so he can focus on the game of baseball and being “the best baseball player he can be, the best Yankee he can be.” Frankly, that’s good; good for him, good for the Yankees, and good for baseball. They can all now walk away from a situation that brought a lot of turmoil to the game, and look for ways to make it better for the players and fans.
There is still a little more than three months of baseball to be played, and if A-Rod were smart, he would just stay quiet. Let the team enjoy the success they are having and let his teammate Derek Jeter enjoy his final season with no drama. That should not be taken lightly as Jeter who plays just 60 feet away from him, has not been able to enjoy the quietness during most of their 10 years together.
The team cannot manage to keep dealing with the saga from a player who is making zero contributions to their current season. They are looking to void missing the playoffs for the second year in a row and for the third time since 1995. With the AL East lead in sight, much of it has to do with A-Rod being quiet for the most part. If he looks to be the best Yankee he can be, it starts by staying out of the spotlight and letting his teammates who are out there day after day for six months do their share as they look to play well into October.