I think that Alex Rodriguez’s “problem” in part is that he has an atypical personality for a great player. Great players tend to be either the strong silent types, or extremely driven and focused people, or larger-than-life personalities with huge appetites — or some combination thereof. A-Rod doesn’t really fit in any of those groups. He seems to be motivated largely by a desire to be liked, to be loved, and New York simply isn’t taking to him while everyone else is against him because he makes so much money and plays for the Yankees.
Or not. Whatever.