Alex Rodriguez Rises From the Ashes Feb20

Alex Rodriguez Rises...

It seems like it was only yesterday when Alex Rodriguez was coming off a one year suspension from baseball. During a year plus window A-Rod started multiple lawsuits against his team, major league baseball and others, while trying to cope and deal with assorted injuries and an aging body. But...

Why Alex Rodriguez Lied and So What Nov07

Why Alex Rodriguez L...

The latest revelation that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal prosecutors that he took PEDs and did business with Biogenesis was not surprising.  If anyone thought that Rodriguez had not taken PEDs than I have a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge to sell them. Rodriguez suffers from a low...

Baseball Season Begins: Football Dominates Americas Psyche Apr02

Baseball Season Begi...

In what was nothing short of a brilliant and funny skit on the differences between baseball and football, comedian George Carlin hit the ball out of the park. Carlin might not have known it at the time, but his skit spoke to why football and not baseball has become America’s sport. Opening...

Derek Jeter Announces His Retirement: Big Boys Do Cry Feb15

Derek Jeter Announce...

When Derek Jeter announced via Facebook that this would be his last season there was more than a collective sigh that came from the Yankee nation in fact there were tears from choked up grown men-which goes to show that big boys do cry, and some very hard. Contrary to popular belief and...

An Emotionally Exhausted and Dead Alex Rodriguez Gives Up Feb08

An Emotionally Exhau...

Alex Rodriguez has prudently dropped his law suits against his own union and Major League Baseball, he was never going to win but when one’s emotional life is on the line, they will do just about anything to feel better—and Rodriguez was doing just that. The irony of it all was that it was...

Alex Rodriguez: Psychologically and Legally Checkmated-UPDATED Jan12

Alex Rodriguez: Psyc...

The wait is over Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for an unprecedented full season. What Rodriquez does next will tell us a lot about A-Rod’s state of mind.  But my best guess is that he has not learned a thing from all that has gone down. A-Rod has displayed a predictive pattern of having...

Carlos Beltran’...

On a day of celebration where Carlos Beltran was being re-introduced to the New York media and the sports world as a New York Yankee his choice to put down the Mets demeaned both his new team as well as himself. And if nothing else it was in poor taste. It is amazing but not surprising that...

Carlos Beltran: A Br...

  The signing of Carlos Beltran is a great signing for the New York Yankees for a lot of reasons. First he adds another dependable bat in the lineup and definitely is an upgrade in right field over who they have now. Ichiro Suzuki and who else?  They can not have all speed boys in the...

Robinson Cano: Think...

What was Robinson Cano thinking?  On first blush he was not. Without knowing the Yankees offer which I am sure we are going to find out Cano followed the money. Clearly Jacoby Ellsbury’s contract altered the Yankees and Cano’s landscape and perhaps his thinking and feelings. Players have...

Jacoby Ellsbury: No Honor Among Thieves Dec04

Jacoby Ellsbury: No ...

The signing of Jacoby Ellsbury by the New York Yankees sent shockwaves through the baseball world. Ellsbury now a former Boston Red Sox spent his entire career in Boston and was part of the Boston brand and two championship teams. How could Ellsbury a Boston fixture go to his former team’s...

Derek Jeter: Brilliant Both On and Off The Field Nov03

Derek Jeter: Brillia...

Derek Jeter is far from a perfect person or baseball player but in a career that has spanned close to twenty years Jeter has nary a scratch on him when it comes to his personal image and the stellar reputation he enjoys with the public and press. In a day and age when many are scandal ridden...

Alex Rodriguez-Beyond The Legal Defense A Psychological One Oct04

Alex Rodriguez-Beyon...

We have now gotten the news that Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball for their house, home and first born in the continuing saga that has two titans pitted against each other with each one accusing the other of lying and much more. That either side or both per chance is lying should...

The Pittsburgh Pirates And Mariano Rivera Provided Emotional Experiences Of A Lifetime Oct02

The Pittsburgh Pirat...

Sports like so many other events in our lives is a powerful and emotionally bonding experience for those who share in it. Whether it is exciting elimination one games playoffs like the ones we witnessed in Texas or Pittsburgh last night, concerts, weddings or tributes, they all have one thing...

The New York Yankees Face The What Have You Done For Me  Lately Syndrome Sep27

The New York Yankees...

Nothing lasts forever no matter how much we want to to believe that it will. . The New York Yankees will not be playing in the post season for only the second time in nineteen years. Conversely the Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing baseball in October for the first time in twenty one years...

A Look Sunday’s NFL Game Results–Baseball The Yankees-Angels and Serena Williams Sep08

A Look Sunday’...

We take a look at Sunday’s results in the world of sports. In this column we give you our take on many NFL games as well as a look at the Angels and Yankees and of course we cannot leave out Serena Williams win. NFL Saints- Falcons—We thought this was going to be one of the premier...

For The Yankees and A-Rod The Psychological And Public Risks For Each Party In Their Struggle Aug20

For The Yankees and ...

One of the hardest things to do is to remain quiet when either someone insults you, says dishonest things about you, or in layman’s terms “pushes your buttons”.  But at this stage both Alex Rodriguez, the people who speak for him, and the New York Yankees would be best served by doing just...

Psychology of Sports Weekly Digest Aug11

Psychology of Sports...

It was an active week. Just in case you missed anything…. 1-Alex Rodriguez- From Perpetrator To Victim What He Has To Do http://psychologyofsports.com/2013/08/05/alex-rodriquez-from-perpetrator-to-victim-what-he-has-to-do/ 2-Alex Rodriguez-Why The Truth Is an Over-valued Concept...

Bud Selig The A-Rod Dragon Slayer-What People Will Do When Their Legacies Are At Stake Aug11

Bud Selig The A-Rod ...

Somewhere not too deeply embedded in the struggle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball is Bud Selig’s concern about how his tenure as Commissioner of the game is to be viewed. There is no doubt that Selig who approaches his last years on the job has an eye on how his tenure at the...

Alex Rodriguez From Perpetrator To Victim-What He Has To Do Aug05

Alex Rodriguez From ...

The wait is over and Alex Rodriguez has been suspended and the sporting world has reacted. What Rodriquez does next will tell us much about the place he is in psychologically. In that regard the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior–so my best guess is that we can expect...