Alex Rodriguez is a huge pop-in guy. The New York Yankees apparently hate the pop-in. Rodriguez showed up to the Yankees’ Tampa complex two whole days before position players were scheduled to report to Steinbrenner Field. This apparently chaffed the pinstripes of some Yankees employees. From the New York Daily News:
"But while the early start may have lessened the media boom, it also caught the Yankees by surprise, leaving Brian Cashman and the team’s media relations staff scrambling for answers when asked about Rodriguez’s rumored arrival."
Seriously? They hadn’t already discussed how to handle A-Rod’s return? Spring Training starts on Wednesday. This seems like something that could have been decided in the previous weeks. You know, since he hasn’t appeared in a game since September 2013.
"The Yankees had no issues with A-Rod arriving on Monday, but team officials were fuming that he hadn’t alerted them to his plans. “He’s learned nothing,” said one baseball executive. “He’s the same old guy. He just did what he wanted to do.”"
Oh yeah, the pop-in. Anonymous people hate pop-ins. The nerve of this freakin’ guy. Showing up to work early. The Yankees are so sympathetic!