Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Derek Jeter smartly waits a day to speak about A-Rod
My original thought about Derek Jeter deferring Alex Rodriguez comments until Wednesday was that it was a strange strategy, in that it pretty much guaranteed at least one more day of A-Rod back pages.
But upon further review, the Yankees'/Jeter's approach makes sense, once you assume there was a good chance Thursday's back pages would have been related to Rodriguez regardless.
This way, barring something really juicy coming out Wednesday - always a possibility when it comes to A-Rod, of course - the Yankees get back pages built around Jeter's sober, rational, mostly supportive words, a story they can control perhaps trumping ones they can't.
Interesting. Appropriate to be doing public relations analysis here on the day of Joe Goldstein's funeral, I guess.