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Saturday, February 14, 2009
The Trial of Alex R.Let's dispense with the death by a thousand sportswriter cuts business and get right down to indicting A-Rod's butt:
Would the Reprobate, Alex R., please rise?
And it gets better from there. This is Saturday must-reading from The Yankees' Republic.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 9:12am
Wooden U Lykteneau said...
Are you sure you couldn’t find anything more pretentious?
Posted 02/14 at 11:48 AM
Andy Stankiweicz said...
Dude, it’s satire.
Ever read a legal brief?
I got sued years ago and that’s how lawyers write, man. They’re worse than academics.
Posted 02/14 at 12:02 PM
Jack Marshall said...
Except that in “The Trial,” Josef K. did nothing wrong. Is that really your position on Alex, Craig? That he’s the victim of a faceless bureaucracy, persecuting him for the crime of his own existance? I’m sure somewhere there’s a worse candidate for martyrdom than A-Rod, but I can’t think of one at the moment.
Posted 02/14 at 09:26 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Actually, Jack, I just thought it was funny and pointed out some common hypocrisy on the subject in a satirical fashion.
But I have to ask: surely you’re not taking the position that anyone who fails to condemn Alex Rodriguez as the monster you seem to think him to be considers him a martyr who did nothing wrong, are you?
Posted 02/14 at 09:58 PM
Jack Marshall said...
Now, Craig—-be fair. When did I say Alex was a monster? (That’s another Kafka story altogether.)
No, I really think “The Trial” is inapt. Good satire matches the vehicle with its target. And matching him with Josef K. does represent A-Rod as a martyr.
That certainly doesn’t mean you can’t think it’s funny.
Posted 02/14 at 10:52 PM
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