Questions For A-Rod

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IFebruary 12, 2009

After watching Alex Rodriguez’s interview this past Monday where he plead guilty to steroid use, one can only wonder if A-Rod really thinks before he speaks.

In a world where there are lawyers, agents, and publicists advising these millionaire athletes of what to say long before they are in front of the cameras, there is nobody to blame but the guilty party.

In his interview with Peter Gammons, A-Rod had many things to say.

"When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure," Rodriguez said. "I felt like I had all the weight of the world on top of me, and I needed to perform, and perform at a high level every day.”

A-Rod, what type of pressure did you feel when you came to the premiere baseball market of the world in New York as the highest paid and best player in the game? How did you handle the most pressure of your often criticized life in New York?

Even better, if this story never leaked and A-Rod became the all time home run king and a first ballot Hall Of Fame election, would he have felt guilty giving his speech and accepting his plaque? Would the 800-pound gorilla that he stated was on his back this past Monday been too heavy to accept baseball’s ultimate achievement?

Only A-Rod can answer these questions.

In the meantime, the only thing that we can do as baseball fans is sit and wonder what could have been for one of the most gifted players in baseball history.

Thanks, A-Rod.