It doesn't bother me at all that Arod took a day off. I'd rather have him take a day off now when it doesn't matter, rather than have him take a day off next year when it could
Hey, I can hope for the best for my terrible Rangers, can't I?
While I like the fact that he took off, I would have liked to see him take a day off in July (for example). Taking a day off now says nothing to me really. Now, it is nothing more than making a statement. I like it when players take a day off when they need it rather than making a statement for or against a streak.
Like I said, everyone needs a day off but taking it now has a wrong smell to it.
The bottom line is that if he would take the game off if they were in a pennant race, then all is well but I don't believe that is the case.
If you need the break, then you need it but now is a strange time to take it.
In closing, if he really didn't care about the streak, then he wouldn't have been in the on deck circle when Diaz grounded into a DP to end the game. If the streak didn't matter (as they are out of it), then he would have just been on the bench with the rest of the team.