Though Alex Rodriguez’ somewhat desperate attempts to reassure the public He Really Loves Women Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm continue to dominate the NY papers, consider if you will, the following aside regarding in yesterday’s New York Times, courtesy of Tyler Kepner.

œI haven™t been in the game that long, said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, who was playing in the majors when Rodriguez was eight years old. œMaybe I™m naïve. But, to me, it™s bush league. One thing, to everybody in this business, you always look at the Yankees and they do things right. They play hard, class operation, that™s what the Yanks are known for. That™s not Yankee baseball.

I asked Alex what his intention was, and he said, œTo win a game. We™re desperate. Later, he said, œI didn™t know what my intention was. (I also asked Derek Jeter for his opinion on the play, and he wanted no part of the question.)