Major League Baseball fans will likely have to wait till 2014 to learn the outcome of Alex Rodriguez’s power struggle with the commissioner. Rodriguez doesn’t think they need to wait, he very confidently summarized his opinion.
“We crushed it,” Rodriguez said, via ESPN. “They had nothing.”
Rodriguez is riding high after his perceived victory. He says he has seen an outpouring of support from fans that rivals the reaction he got after the 2009 World Series championship.
“Today was nuts,” Rodriguez said. “The support has been overwhelming in the streets today. People were jumping out of their f—ing cars. I been coming to N.Y. for 20 years and, including 2009, I have never had a more positive reaction in the streets. I couldn’t believe this s—.”
The problem for Rodriguez is that his fate lies in the hand of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. Rodriguez has been skeptical of the process and felt like it has been gamed against him.
“Now that it’s over, as far as the state of the case, how the evidence went in, how my team challenged it, I feel great,” Rodriguez said. “The only thing that concerns me is the process.”
In the meant time, he is getting ready for the season and expecting to play.
“My approach never changes,” Rodriguez said. “Get ready for spring training. Get ready to play baseball. All this other stuff is out of my control. I hired my team. I feel like my game was somewhat incomplete because the two principals didn’t get a chance to speak. But I’m satisfied that we did what we had to do.”