blankman wrote:Lets put it this way. If you are the best player in the league and something like this happens, don't you think you would try to play through it because you at less than 100% are still better than most everyone in baseball and thus doing the best for your team?
I'm not saying its the sole reason for his performance, but we all know and look up to the athletes that play through pain or tradegy because they believe that it is best for their team for them to play with whatever they have, because that is almost definately better than what anyone else would do.
If Alex had stood up and said he couldn't play, I GUARENTEE everyone here would be out calling him a p**** and ranting about it.
Hindsight is 20/20.
Yes it is.
I don't want to hear excuses from him, or any other Yankee fan trying to defend his performance. If he had said something about this before-hand, maybe people would have been more understanding while his slump was going on. But NOBODY wants to hear excuses after the fact.
He sucked. Big time. That is the bottom line. I'm not going to hold it against him, but it's the truth. Hopefully he comes out next year and puts up the same type of season he did this year. But I do not want to hear excuses from him after the fact. Just admit that you blew (which he did, and I give him credit for that.) You can't blame his mom for defending him, but I don't want to hear anything from him or fans trying to justify his pathetic performance.