Alex Rodriguez: In his own words.

Seemed like a decent time to lift these from page 46 of the 2005 Bound Edition ("Top 10 Alex Rodriguez Quotes"):


From A-Rod's infamous April 2004 ESPN The Magazine article, written shortly after he'd engineered his way out of Texas and to New York:

"I hit rock bottom in the middle of the [2003] season. I remember driving home with my wife, Cynthia, after a game and telling her, ‘I just don't see the light. Where is the light? What am I in this for?' I would have never gone to Texas if they had told me, ‘Alex, it's going to be you and 24 kids.' Never."

"Rock bottom in the middle of the season." Do we know when the positive 2003 test was?


Date unknown; date unnecessary:

"There is a difference between image and reputation. Image is nice; reputation is developed over an entire career. Reputation is what I'm searching for."



Upon being named captain of the Rangers in January 2004:

"I definitely think I'm going to be here for a long time. I'm probably pretty sure it will work out for the best."

Had to throw this one in because it's one of my favorite [well, least favorite] sports quotes ever. "Probably pretty sure."


Also in April 2004:

"I've had kind of a weird ability that the more chaotic things are around me, the better I play. My comfort level is probably in the eye in the storm, perhaps."

Guess we're about to see.


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