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.