Now, here’s a classic case of “too little, too late.”
The NY Daily News reports that New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez has issued a handwritten apology letter to his fans, in the wake of his scandal last year over steroid use.
It should be noted that he publicized this letter right after his drug supplier, Anthony Bosch was sentenced in Miami. Bosch will be spending four years in a federal prison.
“I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season. I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To Major League Baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association and you, the fans, I can only say I’m sorry. I accept the fact that many of you will not believe my apology or anything I say at this point,” he wrote.
I would say he gets points for covering all the bases, but as a Yankee fan, my opinion is that this screams “publicity,” especially since the 2015 season is drawing closer and closer. The world watched as he dug himself deeper and deeper into a hole during this scandal with both his attitude and actions as the months went by so no, I will not believe his apology or anything he says at this point.
“This game has been my single biggest passion since I was a teenager. When I go to Spring training, I will do everything I can to be the best player and teammate possible, earn a spot on the Yankees and help us win,” he concluded, signing it, “Sincerely, Alex.”
Rodriguez may be nearing the end of his career, in any case; he’s had two major surgeries in the last five years–a foreboding sign for any athlete.
Thoughts on the apology, Yankee fans?