In my mind, the New York Yankees lost all of their integrity and credibility by playing Alex Rodriguez on Monday. With a 211-game suspension looming over his head, A-Rod gave the Yankees four solid at-bats when they visited the Chicago White Sox. New York isn’t off the hook just because it lost in Rodriguez’s season debut, by the way.
Instead, the Yankees’ decision to even give A-Rod a uniform shows how many frauds are prevalent in the New York front office. What kind of organization gives Rodriguez an opportunity, when he has cheated the game and is MLB‘s biggest villain of them all?
Plenty of baseball fans will never forgive A-Rod for cheating the game, yet even more fans became Yankees haters after they played the third baseman just hours after his suspension. However, as long as the Yanks are winning, the folks in the Big Apple are going to turn a blind eye to No. 13′s cheating ways.
For now, the rest of the American League is forced to compete against an admitted cheater until at least the end of the 2013 season. Let’s just hope that A-Rod doesn’t propel the Bronx Bombers to a playoff spot, because no one wants to see the Yankees playing in October this year.