OK, simple job for you: find the one non-Yankee player or coach in this photo. Alright, I’ll make it easier — Alex Rodriguez missed the Yankees team picture on Tuesday. Instead, team director of publications Alfred Santasiere III stood in for him and will later be photoshopped out. I have no idea why A-Rod missed it and neither does anyone else. Apparently he’s the only Yankee who can’t spare five minutes to participate in the team photo.
“Captain Kangaroo will probably get Alex for this one,” [Manager Joe] Girardi said. “Players aren’t always the best at reading memos put on their chairs.”
According to the New York Post, A-Rod showed up a half hour late for the photo because he missed the memo.
“I’m going to try to delay kangaroo court as much as possible because I know I’m going to get crushed,” Rodriguez said. “The boys are going to get me good. No excuse. I know one of our front office guys had to play Alex Rodriguez for a couple of minutes. I have to find that guy and shake his hand because it must have been a tough situation.” A-Rod semi makes up for things by going Rickey Henderson on us with that response but I’m sure he’ll get it in kangaroo court. It’s been a long couple of weeks for lucky 13.
A-Rod misses Yankees team photo [New York Post]