Let me start off with a now all to familiar in The Bronx RAAAUUUUULLLL. Now let’s get down to the real issue at hand. Yes A-Rod as a young and up and coming up star in Seattle had insane talent and was projected by many to be one of the all time greats up there with Mantle, Ruth, Williams etc. He put up some sick numbers in the regular season, and was even putting up some good stats in his early playoff years. All seemed right and he was on track to living up to all the hype and would be a guarantied first ballot Hall of Famer. Then he turns around and signs a then ridiculous other worldly contract in Texas for 252 million over 10 years. This contract was the beginning of his downfall. While his numbers were still up there. But texas did not make the playoffs in his first 3 years there. Then came trade of the decade to the Yankees which i believe he forced cause he was starting to feel the heat in texas with having to be the man and the team playing in zero playoff games in his first 3 years there. I think he figured he wouldn’t have to be the man there as much and he could hide better in a stacked Yankee lineup and this would take some pressure off him. If this was the case boy was WRONG!!!! First his ego takes a hit with having to play 3rd base instead of short stop. Then in world’s largest pressure cooker that is New York any mistake in the game and misquote and comment is magnified a million times in the press and is talked about on every sports show around here, especially in the playoffs!!!!! where a real man makes his money and steps up he was noticeably absent. This served to mentally break him, he was not the player everyone thought he was and he was not worth the insane contract he got both in Texas and in 2007 when he had to overshadow the World Series by opting out of his contract and signing this monstrosity of a contract were stuck with now. Then we come to 2009 his regular season #’s are good BA 286, HR’s 30, RBI’s 100. Then as usual we come to the playoffs and everyone figured he would tank it again. But to our surprise he hits over 400 in the first 2 rounds and has some crucial hits in the W.S. to help the Yanks back to the top. All was right in Yankee land again and it seemed that Alex would be forgiven for his past playoff transgressions. But then over the next 3 years his injuries, lack of roids, and 3 putrid playoff years, plus the fact the fact that we have to look at this mess for 5 more years have once again put him in the crosshairs of ever Yankee fan and Yankee beat writer and sportscaster this side of the Hudson river. I think his legacy will be that of a player who could have been one of the best, but his drug use, selfishness, egomaniac, lack of production in money situations (playoffs included) and overall douchbagness. will put him up there on the list with Barry Bonds as one of the most disliked people to who ever played the game. And who the Yankees can’t get rid of soon enough.