Fans are easy. They forget. Or, more exactly, they don’t want to remember. Great stats and championships are the greatest causes of moral amnesia.
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Alex Rodriguez marked his 40th birthday Monday night by homering against Texas, the team that gave him his first huge contract.
Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Monday night.
Hardly anyone thought Alex Rodriguez would be celebrating his 40th birthday as a member of the Yankees. But he’s pulled off the improbable.
Alex Rodriguez returned from the All-Star break with a boom, hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Friday night.
What is lost on the A-Rod Apologist, shrieking in indignity over the All-Star snub, is that he’s blown past the point of total forgiveness.
Alex Rodriguez says he is “obviously disappointed” to be left off the American League All-Star team, but considered himself “a long shot” to get selected.
“It’s an amazing year,” he said. “The bad hips, all the other stuff, the more than a year off at his age. To come back and do what he’s done is pretty amazing.”
Hank Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is having “one of the greatest comeback years any player has ever had.” But it’s not enough to earn him a place on the AL’s All-Star team.
Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups.
The dispute over Alex Rodriguez’s milestone bonus for hitting home run No. 660 may soon come to an end. And plenty of good may come out of it.
Stop comparing him to Jeter — even for a day, for an inning. Even for a hit. Especially the 3,000th hit.
After talking to the Yankees, Hample posted that he “told the Yankees I’m keeping it.”