"There was no reason to make an announcement last night other than to try to put his selfish interests and that of one individual player above the overall good of the game," DuPuy said. "Last night and today belong to the Boston Red Sox, who should be celebrated for their achievement, and to the Colorado Rockies, who made such an unbelievable run to the World Series."The words didn't fall on deaf ears, as
"I apologize to the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies and their players, Major League Baseball and its players, and baseball fans everywhere for that interference," he said in a statement. "The teams and players involved deserved to be the focus of the evening and honored with the utmost respect. The unfortunate result was not my intent, but is solely my fault. I could have handled this situation better, and for that I am truly sorry."And by sorry, he means "not sorry at all, and I'd probably do it again." It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission, right? What Boras did was sneaky and underhanded ... and in the absolute best interest of his client. It's his job to build the hype surrounding Rodriguez, and the fact that some people wanted to talk about A-Rod's plans instead of the World Series is proof that he's doing his job. Yes, there is a little bad P.R. involved with this kind of move, but Boras can position himself to absorb most of the blame, protecting his client. As much as everyone in the media likes to pile on the guy, can you honestly say he wouldn't be your top pick to negotiate your next salary? I didn't think so.
Previously on FanHouse:
A-Rod Shows His True Colors
Scott Boras Gives Everyone the Finger