and thus the yankees and baseball have closed one chapter with arod retired mostly because steinbrener doing some damage control also stated the yankees decided to pay arod the rest of his contract if he did not play even though he was four homers short of a record 700. steinbreners words didn’t want to embaress him and said no ulimatium was given retire or else to arod as next the yankees try not only stay alive for the playoffs and a world series grab but baseball itsself starts a new chapter one with out arod a part of the sport any more plus the yankees also do some damage control. since odds are no team will try and have arod play for them any more.