Yesterday it was Derek Jeter. We already knew the Yankees weren’t going to negotiate a new contract with him until after the season. We also already knew the Yankees are the only team he’ll ever play for. Today, Alex Rodriguez offered a little more newsworthy stuff.
Compared to last year’s steroid cloud, today’s talk with the press was nothing. He said that admitting to using performance enhancers was a big step for him, and I think we all know how much of a difference it made in 2009.
“Now that you taste it, you just want to keep doing it again,” Rodriguez said. “There's no question for me that it wasn't a monkey, it was a humongous gorilla that came off my back. And I felt that.”
He dealt with steroids and a hip injury, but overcame it and won a World Series. Now that A-Rod doesn’t have anything to overcome, will he still have the motivation to win again? It sounds like it.
“It becomes an addiction,” Rodriguez said. "You just want to keep winning.”
But actions are louder than words.