You'll recall that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently tweeted that his doctor told him his surgically repaired hip was well enough to allow him to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. You'll also recall that Yankees GM Brian Cashman had a very candid reaction to said Tweet:
"You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]. Alex should just shut the f--- up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now."
Now, a chastened Rodriguez has released a statement pursuant to Cashman's flip-out:
“I will continue to work hard until my efforts get me back in pinstripes and help my team win. The tweet was pure excitement about Dr. Kelly's prognosis.”
It's not often I find myself typing the words, "I take A-Rod's side in all of this," but that's precisely the case this time around. Cashman's reaction was pretty unprofessional, in contrast to A-Rod's response to it.