Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Law

Derek Jeter’s words are law in the Bronx.

He was recently asked to try and explain Alex Rodriguez’s season – a .314 average with 54 homers and 156 RBIs – in a USA Today interview.

“I don’t want to try to figure it out,” Jeter said. “I don’t want to ask him. You’d have to ask… No, don’t say anything to him. Leave him alone.”

Those words would stand on these streets, but the American League Division Series starts in Cleveland so Rodriguez is sure to get plenty of attention.

Not that any of it will bother him.

“He’s been focused all season,” said someone at the Crown Diner this morning. “Teams pitch around him and hit him and he just keeps coming. Sooner or later they have to put the ball over the plate and he doesn’t miss it.”

That’s the real law around here these days.


Donna said...

In a 5 game series the Yanks are going to need A-Rod at his best. He has been their best all year so I am confident.

Henry said...

I also feel good about the team. I think they can pitch enough and hit plenty. I can’t wait for Thursday.

Wolf In Pinstripes said...

For all the criticism Jeter has gotten in the past for supposedly not standing up for his teammates, it was really nice to see him get Alex's back that way. Telling everybody to leave him alone and just let him play was very cool.