A-Rod isn’t bothered about Jorge Posada saying he shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame

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Yesterday, Jorge Posada, making the rounds on his book tour, said that PED guys should not make the Hall of Fame. He specifically mentioned his former teammate, Alex Rodriguez. Of course A-Rod was asked about it. Maybe not so much because anyone cared what he’d say but because, man, eventually A-Rod is gonna say something controversial, right? And we HAVE to be there when he says it!

No luck. A-Rod was a diplomat once again:

“I have nothing but good things to say about Jorgie. I consider Jorgie a friend . . . Jorgie’s always worn his heart on his sleeve and that’s fine. He was a great teammate and a great player for a long time. What remember the most is sharing and winning a championship in ’09.”

When asked what he might say to Posada when Posada is back at Yankee Stadium for his number retiring ceremony later this season, A-Rod said “Jorge is a friend. We’ll keep it simple. Keep it light.”

I’m a little worried. Not about Posada or Rodriguez, but about the New York press. If they don’t bait Rodriguez into a gaffe of some kind by the All-Star break they may start to lose their friggin’ minds.