As expected after the SI piece, besides boilerplate articles on the Yanks clinching last night, most of the rest are on the A-Rod kerfuffle.
Bob Klapsich believes that even though there are some players who will never like A-Rod in the Yankee Clubhouse (read: Mussina, Jeter, Giambi), if A-Rod comes up big in October, all will be forgiven by the fans and many Yankees players. But A-Rod MUST produce in a pretty serious way:
I have to agree with Klapsich, with Reggie Jackson's ability to be despised by many teammates and loved by the fans proving that point in the past.
Meanwhile, Mike Lupica thinks that while A-Rod should shut up about how "smart" and "good looking" he is, Giambi and other Yankees who've never won it all shouldn't be questioning A-Rod's mettle:
Lupica may have somewhat of a point, but for the love of God, someone has to teach A-Rod how to give mundane quotes to reporters (Note: Watch Bull Durham like 5 times A-Rod) so he doesn't keep bringing unwanted negative attention upon himself.
Hopefully we're past all this crap and can start preparing for the second season.