Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/20/13
Alex Rodriguez opened up and explained why the New York Yankees third baseman won't give up on rejoining the team this season knowing he'll be facing angry fans, declining skills, the over-zealous media, an MLB steroid investigation and possible suspension. In a revealing interview with New York Post reporter Joel Sherman, the soon-to-be 38-year-old A-Rod explains the simple truth why he just doesn't bail out of the game thus protecting his remaining salary, health and avoid an embarrassing drug-cheat suspension. “I just know I love the game,” Rodriguez told The Post. “This is my first love. Like any first love, it doesn’t have to be rational, so it is not rational.” Sherman says he believes A-Rod's passion for the game still burns even though he is well enough off to just sit back and catch rays by the pool for the rest of his life. The entrepreneurial Rodriguez already has a life outside baseball which includes a burgeoning art collection, business and real estate invest...
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