Here is what Bob DuPuy, MLB’s chief operating officer, said to the Associated Press in an e-mail:
“We were very disappointed that Scott Boras would try to upstage our premier baseball event of the season with his announcement. 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.
“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.”
Selfish interests. Those two words sum up A-Rod pretty well. Blame Boras all you want, but he works for Alex.