Earlier this week, Alex Rodriguez obtained some harsh criticism from Doug Mientkiewicz, his former teammate in highschool and briefly with the New York Yankees.
Mientkiewicz, 48, performed for the Boston Pink Sox after they overcame an 0-3 deficit to New York on the 2004 World Collection and joined the Yankess the next season.
When talking to A.J. Pierzynski and Scott Braun on the Foul Territory podcast, Mientkiewicz defined why he issues Rodriguez will “die a lonely man,” beginning with the MLB legend’s steroid use.
“It is painful,” Mientkiewicz mentioned. “It is like, wait a minute, do you (overlook) you bought suspended 200 video games? It is like, ‘Come on, man. Cease it. I get it.’ I performed an influence place and did not have any. Did it cross my thoughts? After all. You considered it. However I used to be like, ‘You recognize what, I need to have the ability to stroll after I’m 50.”
He went on to make it much more private by mentioning Rodriguez’s daughters as the one motive anyone likes him now.
Alex Rodriguez forgets highschool buddies
Mientkiewicz then made it clear that the rationale he is offended at Rodriguez is as a result of he by no means reaches out to them.
“I’ve at all times mentioned he will die a lonely man, as a result of, what? This entire ‘father of the yr’ stuff, God bless him together with his daughters, as a result of it is received to come back a great distance,” Mientkiewicz mentioned. “Nevertheless it’s like, ‘You are simply attempting to get into heaven now.’ I am nonetheless buddies with my highschool group.
“We nonetheless textual content usually, not as usually as we must always, however we nonetheless textual content, group thread, consistently badgering one another. He is simply distant from it. I do not care how good or how nice you turn into and the way far your profession goes, you always remember your highschool dudes.”
Mientkiewicz had by no means earlier than mentioned something this unhealthy concerning Rodriguez and truly spoke wonders of him up to now.