New Zealand Fan wrote:
Lofunzo wrote: He also went 4-5 the next day in Boston.
Yeah he must have been absolutely devastated
It's very matter of fact to me. If A-Rod WAS
that effected by the death of his "uncle" then he did his team a major dis-service by attempting to play. So he's at fault either way.
Anyway, elite sports people often use that as motivation. Favre and Clemens are two that quickly come to mind.
I also find it very hard to believe that if A-Rod had such a close bond that he wouldn't even attempt to be present at the funeral. Even if that meant late night flights and little sleep.
Basically mummy is attempting to come to the rescue of her darling precious boy Alex, who all those naughty people are being so mean to.
NZF's post about Vlad
This may have had something to do with Vlad's poor showing in the ALCS.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2005, 12:14 AM ET
Vlad's mom: Spot's death affected performance
Nizao Bani, Dominican Republic -- Vlad Guerrero played poorly in the Anaheim Angels American League Championship Series loss in part because he was saddened by the death of his pet dog who he had raised, the slugger's mother said in an interview published in a local newspaper Sunday.
Mrs Vlad said her son kept the Sept. 30 death of his pet to himself because he was committed to helping his team win.
"I think he should speak with the team and tell them that his dog, who was like a brother to him because he raised him since he was a puppy, died in a kennel in Miami," Mrs Vlad told Listin daily newspaper.
Mrs Vlad didn't say what caused the death of the dog.
Guerrero was hitless in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox that sent the Angels home for the year, and finished the seven-game series with one RBI and an .050 batting average.
"I know how much he suffered from the death of his pet without being able to do anything, from listening to me crying and not being able to be there," she said, suggesting some Angels fans were being unfair to her son.
"I would like ... for the baseball fans to know that my son is a great human being, that they're seeing a human and not a robot, that he can fail, especially when there are reasons like this," she said.
Mrs Vlad said Guerrero barked with his pet for three hours by phone the day before it died.
"We buried him in Nizao Bani ... [Guerrero] didn't come because of the high sense of responsibility that Vladdie has for his work," she said.
How come the differences in opinions between vlad and arod?? Might have something to do with your hatred of arod???
You use vlads dog dieing as an excuse, but say arods uncle dieing isnt an excuse.[/b]