Longtime baseball writer Peter Gammons may find himself in a bit of hot water after his most recent comments about the ongoing Alex Rodriguez saga.
Gammons was a guest on Mike Lupica’s ESPN Radio show on Thursday and was asked what the end game is for Rodriguez, who stormed out of his arbitration hearing Wednesday before showing up for an impromptu interview on Mike Francesa’s radio program.
“I’ve had people with the Yankees say this to me, he is just — he wants to blow up the world. You know, he’s like the marathon bombers,” Gammons said. “It’s just, he’s going to get them.”
Gammons apologized for making the comparison on Twitter.
@craigcalcaterra It was a stupid, poorly worded comp of blowing up a process.Alex would never hurt a human . I hope I haven't hurt him
I do respect his love of the game, Boston fans. But his words were shockingly stupid and offensive. I have to say I'm rooting for A-Rod to beat Bud Selig and the NY Yanks. Not because I believe A-Rod is clean, but because the latter two are so odious. Selig is hired and works for the MLB owners, period. I wouldn't doubt for a second that Hal Steinbrenner and the Yankee front office has been pressuring Bud to suspend A-Rod just so they can try and get out from under his massive contract.
Hey, nobody made the Yanks give A-Rod a massive ten year deal. In a word, it was insane, but they did and now they have to live with it. A-Rod already admitted that he did steroids, but there is a collective bargaining system in place and A-Rod never failed a drug test so why did Bud choose to suspend him for 211 games, but Ryan Braun, who lied repeatedly to the entire media and his fan base about his steroid use was only suspended for sixty five games? And he failed a drug test.
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I laughed my tail off when Alex was on with Mike Francesa the other day and he denied using steroids this time around and walked out of the arbitration hearing because Selig refused to testify in the case. He obviously feels they have no case against him.