Jorge Posada Apologizes to A-Rod for Steroid Comments
On Wednesday, Posada was promoting his book on CBS This Morning. He said Willie Mays on the all time MLB Home Run list” Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemens should not be allowed into the Hall of Fame because of their connection with steroids.
“I don’t think it’s fair,” Posada said on the show. “I really don’t. I think the guys that need to be in the Hall of Fame need to be a player that played with no controversy.”
But the next day, Posada proclaimed a different sentiment.
“I tried to text him yesterday,” Posada said on the Boomer and Carton show on WFAN. “I feel like I was cornered into this answer. I know better. I was really caught off-guard. He knows how I feel about him. And I would like to — if I caused him anything, I would like to apologize. . . . I felt like the guy kept pushing towards that response, and I should have known better.”
Rodriguez, who is hitting .250, with nine home runs and 19 RBI this season, accepted the apology.
“Apology accepted, much appreciated,” Rodriguez told the New York Post. “It’s 2015. I am not the right person to say it’s necessary or not.”
Posada and Rodriguez were Yankees teammates from 2004 to 2011.