Over the years, Alex Rodriguez has said several times that “Wall Street” is his favorite movie. That always raises the requisite snickers, of course. Greed is good, right A-Rod?
But when you think about it, A-Rod had his Bud Fox moment yesterday.
He turned on Gordon Gekko (Scott Boras) and took the tough-love advice of Carl Fox (Hank Steinbrenner) after all. In the end, he couldn’t turn on the Yankees. Or Blue Star Airlines.
All that we need now is for Boras to punch out A-Rod in a rainy Central Park while Alex is wearing a wire to record the whole thing for the Mitchell Investigation.
Can’t you see it?
“Sandbagged me on the Yankees, huh? I guess you think you taught the teacher a lesson, that the tail can wag the dog. … I opened the doors for you … showed you how the system works… the value of information… how to get it! Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and this is how you pay me back you cockroach!”
But in the end, Alex realized that as much as he wanted to be Scott Boras, he’ll always be Alex Rodriguez.
Call Oliver Stone, he has to make a movie about this.