‚ÄúLet him play! Let him play!‚Äù
That‚Äôs right. We refuse to pile on AK-Rod because he‚Äôs been spotted at illegal poker clubs. We here at Wicked Chops Poker praise him.
If there‚Äôs one elite player in all of sports with absolutely zero street cred, it‚Äôs AK-Rod. He makes Peyton Manning seem ghetto.
This is not like Michael Jordan ‚Äúallegedly‚Äù betting on basketball games during his prime and being forced into exile on the baseball field. What we‚Äôre dealing with here is just a baseball all-timer that likes playing cards in underground New York clubs. The same types of clubs that Lederer, Seidel, and Ungar honed their wicked poker chops.
We‚Äôre under no illusion that AK-Rod has professional poker ambitions. But damn, if it‚Äôs good enough for the Professor, it should be good enough for AK-Rod.
Think about it. If you had another abysmal playoff performance and were getting absolutely killed by absolutely every sports reporter across the country, wouldn‚Äôt you want to plunk your ass down on a seat at the nearest poker table and grind away? We‚Äôd be ignoring bat racks for chips stacks too.
AK-Rod plays poker in illegal clubs. Good for him. In our book, that makes him the second coolest Yankee, right behind Derek Jeter (telling AK-Rod he’s #1, at left). And the only reason Jeter ranks ahead of AK-Rod is because he gets to bang every hot chick on Manhattan island (Exhibit A at right). In fact, this latest ‚Äúscandal‚Äù elevates AK-Rod‚Äôs Wicked Chops Q rating right up there with
So to the Yankees, sports radio pundits, and all of the other AK-Rod haters out there, please: ‚ÄúLet him play! Let him play!‚Äù