Thursday, August 12, 2010

Andy Martino Perspective on K-Rod Allegations

Dear GMs,

Thank you for your interest in my perspective on the K-Rod rumors. In the interest of not turning our beloved closer into another Shirley Sherrod, I will refrain from making any sort of real judgment on K-Rod's behavior until the full facts of the case are disclosed. Because remember, when you stand under the umbrella of speculation, you still get wet.

However, I will say that it would not surprise me if K-Rod was in some sort of confrontation with his father-in-law. The fire and desire that drives K-Rod to repeated glory on the field may at some point manifest itself elsewhere. Nobel Prize winning French author Albert Camus once said, "We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others."

If these allegations are true, however, does it affect our perception of K-Rod? Does he become a pariah? A liability? A Brett Myers? German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said that, "It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms." And to me, K-Rod is nothing short of an entire bushel of crisp, clean Granny Smiths.

Furthermore, this episode, regardless of the outcome, may galvanize and energize the Mets. The team, while they may lack the arrogance and ego-centrism of your beloved Phillies, have many strong leaders that can use this situation to promote unity and propel the team forward toward a playoff spot. As English humorist and author Jerome K. Jerome once wrote, "It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one."

I look forward to hearing the truth in this case. I also look forward to returning as guest-blogger to provide a recap of the upcoming Phillies-Mets series. I'll see you then.

Respectfully yours,
Andy

22 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Just so everyone knows, Corey wrote this. This is not the real Andy Martino. I think some of you out there actually thought Andy wrote those 3 post this past weekend. It's all in fun.

Bob D said...

Dear Andy,
What is your view point on the Michael Vick saga? Are you a dog lover? Actually if you are a dog lover I'd rather not know. Thank you, Blogger at large.

GM-Carson said...

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Preserve Jon said...

A blogger and an introduction to modern philosophy lecturer. Amazing.

Bob D said...

Did his Father-in-Law deserve the beating?

Corey said...

What do you tell K-Rod's father-in-law when he has two swollen eyes? Nothing, K-Rod already told him twice. Boo-yaa!

Preserve Jon said...

Aay-Oh!

Corey said...

watching the mets-rox game on mlb channel and they just showed k-rod leaving the stadium in handcuffs and getting in a police vehicle, apparently off to court to get arraigned. he was in the holding cell of citi field since last night! i find that hilarious. do you think any of his teammates stopped by before batting practice to give him a cake with a file and/or hacksaw baked in the middle?

SirAlden said...

K-Rod had sex with a woman on a golf course in Fort Meyers Florida.

She said it was 'Rape' - K-Rod said it was consensual - the Police found no evidence of a crime and dropped the case.

The 'omg' that was a rape - was....

Not his wife! No wonder why the Father-In-Law came down to call out K-Rod. lol

Corey said...

it was acutally johan santana that was accused by a woman of indecent behavior on the golf course, but never charged.

and the guy k-rod allegedly smacked around was his girlfriends father, who he thought made some remarks about his own mother, hence the beatdown.

GM-Carson said...

These Mets are some stand-up guys. I want to have dinner with these good fellas.

Bob D said...

Victorino was called up a day early with Gload being day to day.

Bastardo barely even given the chance sent down

ripjgarcia said...

Blanton
is
bad.

ripjgarcia said...

Where
is
Pedro?

Bob D said...

Joe Blanton fail

Preserve Jon said...

For the record, the Dodgers' catcher this series has been Brad Ausmus, who is officially older than dirt or Carlton Fisk (take your pick).

ripjgarcia said...

wow.

Bloodstripes said...

That was the greatest comeback I have ever seen! And we have seen some serious comebacks. You can NEVER write off the Fightin's. Thats what championship teams are made of. Bloody awesome. Lucky for me it was live on the telly doen here so I got to see it all in HD instead of on the computer. 5 hours after the end and I'm still pumped.

Check the Franzke call of Chooch's walkoff double here: I think you can embed to. Would be good next to the Howard stats. :]

http://tindeck.com/listen/tlsn

GM-Carson said...

That was amazing. Blanton bad, bullpen worse, but offense never quit. Gotta catch those Braves now.

Preserve Jon said...

I am torn between deciding what was more improbable, another Broxton meltdown vs. the Phils or a Baez victory. I think last night confirmed Broxton's diagnosis of Lidge-Pujols Disease, so I'm going to go with Baez's victory as being less likely.

Jeremy said...

What a game. I was there last night with the family, our first visit to the Brick Cit. I asked my boys (ages 9 and 11) during the 7th inning stretch if they wanted to leave. They both wanted to stay to the bitter end. What a sweet comeback win. I loved watching Broxton melt down in person.

Polanco is a professional hitter, dare I say a cocksman. Vic got a standing o when he pinch hit. Chooch is on a roll lately even with an 0 for 11 stretch in there.

GM-Carson said...

Utley activated from DL, Dobbs designated for assignment. Howard still a few days away.