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Yanks desperately want to hear 'R' word from A-Rod

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07:07 AM ET 06.06 | The job of Alex Rodriguez's publicist, and he recently hired another, isn't an easy one. Sometimes it's innocuous bits like talking about sleepovers with Derek Jeter or commissioning a painting of a centaur with his head or macking on Z-list models during a playoff game. And others it is a whopper, like the one threatening to swallow his career whole. ... Compound that with Rodriguez's return from a second major hip surgery, and it leaves his future in doubt. Despite public declarations of support, the New York Yankees desperately hope the injury forces him into retirement and allows them to cash insurance policies on the $100 million-plus remaining of the most ill-fated contract in sports history, a 10-year, $275 million albatross. The ensuing fight is bound to get ugly.

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June 6, 2013  07:12 AM ET

The headline should read:"Yanks 'desperately' want A-Rod to expire".

June 6, 2013  07:25 AM ET

ARoid......................BE GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 6, 2013  07:32 AM ET

This is a tough one. Who are you suppose to root for?

June 6, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Ignore all of these haters. You're awesome A-Rod!

June 6, 2013  08:22 AM ET

I hope he can stick around.

June 6, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is a tough one. Who are you suppose to root for?

The syringe?

June 6, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is a tough one. Who are you suppose to root for?

Exactly!
I'm so conflicted!

June 6, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The syringe?

Or ointment?

June 6, 2013  08:47 AM ET

" Rodriguez has hired a new public relations team to handle the case"

Where to begin?

June 6, 2013  09:12 AM ET

I don???t think all of the publicists in the world could put a shine on that sneaker / turd.

June 6, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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I don???t think all of the publicists in the world could put a shine on that sneaker / turd.

Good morning Carnzo! They sure have a challenge trying to spin their new client in a positive light! I wonder if they knew about this latest steroid debacle when they signed on.

June 6, 2013  09:21 AM ET

$100 million-plus remaining of the most ill-fated contract in sports history, a 10-year, $275 million albatross.


Worse yet....I doubt the Yankees will have learned a lesson here.

June 6, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Good morning Cat, with the money he has / will pay I doubt they would care.

June 6, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Good morning Carnzo! They sure have a challenge trying to spin their new client in a positive light! I wonder if they knew about this latest steroid debacle when they signed on.

If they were smart, they would spin him in front of an oncoming bus.

June 6, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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If they were smart, they would spin him in front of an oncoming bus.

Now, now ... we must make it look like an accident!

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June 6, 2013  09:37 AM ET

You know A-Rod isn't going to be shamed into retirement and give up on all that money. Everybody knows that. The Yankees are going to have to suffer the consequences of offering a stupid contract that's guaranteed.

June 6, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Now, now ... we must make it look like an accident!

Tie his shoelaces together?

 
June 6, 2013  09:39 AM ET

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