Monday, February 16, 2009

A-Rod Begins the Damage Control Tour

No matter what A-Rod does, it will not change the way opposing fans look at him, but he can have a definite impact on Yankees fans. Ala Andy Pettitte, A-Rod will hold a press conference tomorrow to apologize, express his regrets and remorse, and hope to move forward. As with Pettitte's news conference last year, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada will be in attendance, as will Pettitte himself.

A-Rod began the apology tour last week, phoning SI writer/steroid exposer Selena Roberts to make amends for his criticism of her in an interview with Peter Gammons a week ago.
“I know this lady from Sports Illustrated, Selena Roberts, is trying to throw things out there that in high school I tried steroids. I mean, that’s the biggest bunch of baloney I’ve ever heard in my life,” he told ESPN, adding that “this lady is coming out with all these allegations, all these lies.”
A-Rod also accused Roberts of attempting to break into his home in Miami and made false allegations about run-ins she had with Miami police and University of Miami security.

Roberts said she would comment on A-Rod's call, which took place this past Wednesday, after his press conference tomorrow.

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