Really thoughtful end to an SI article about Alex Rodriguez by S. L. Price. Greatness as a reflection. We watch because we see a glimmer of ourselves, of our potential selves or the potential of our tribe. We see something when we watch sports. Really interesting.
People care so much about sports greatness because, deep down, they know it’s a reflection; something there belongs to them. We gave Rodriguez his chance. We urged him not to waste it. Cashman knows, better than anyone: We hate it when we make so big a mistake.