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CBS Sportsline's Gregg Doyel is one of those Jay Mariotti-type cheap trick columnists that every sports media outlet employs because they get people all riled up by the crazy crap they say. It's that "he's the guy you love to hate!" mentality, and it's really lazy and disingenuous writing that only suckers fall for.
Anyway, Doyel is generally a clown, but in his most recent column, he actually makes some decent, if not completely earth-shattering observations about Yankees fans' love-hate relationship with A-Rod.
Honestly, it's the fickleness that kills me. If you're going to resent Pay-Rod, Bronx Boors, resent him all the time. Resent him when he throws the ball into right field, resent him when he strikes out and resent him when he goes cold in October. Just like you did last year. Boo him when he pops out with the bases loaded in the eighth inning in snowy 38-degree weather, just like you did in the second game of this season. The second game. Unbelievable.
But also resent him when he's hitting six home runs in the first seven games of the 2007 season, a streak surpassed only by Mike Schmidt's seven-in-seven start in 1976. Resent him when he's blasting a grand slam to beat the Orioles on Easter eve.
I guess this column is supposed to rile up a lot of people, but not being a Yankees fan or an east coast sports fan in general, I think I only see this as what most sensible people have known for a while. The rest of the article is at least worth a read, and I'm particularly intrigued by what he has to say about Derek Jeter. Like I said, you're not going to learn anything you don't already know from reading our opinions here, but hey, you've got nothin' else going on.