If A-Rod starts launching baseballs out of Yankee Stadium, he will be cheered just as loudly as Jeter was on his best days.
The Yankees begin life without Derek Jeter this week, facing a future full of holes in an offense already among the American League’s worst.
The Yankees expect Alex Rodriguez to play third base next season but want the suspended star to prove during spring training he deserves to have his position back after a one-year absence.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig says Alex Rodriguez will be returning with a clean slate, just like the other players who served their suspensions in the Biogenesis scandal.
The Bombers’ best lineup next year will have Alex Rodriguez as their full-time DH. Wow, I can’t believe I just said that either.
The 14-time All-Star nominated University of Miami President Donna Shalala, MLB analyst Harold Reynolds, 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov and former teammates Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera.
Sounding much like his late father, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner says his team’s offense has to snap out of its funk. A-Rod in the lineup would be nice right about now.
It was not quite said with his father’s famed intensity, but the message was the same. A Steinbrenner is not happy with the Yankees.
And so lingers the aura of suspicion after suspensions. It has been somewhat quiet on the steroid front this year. But does that mean the masses have learned a lesson, or are they just waiting for a new drug?
According to ESPN, authorities are considering giving Major League Baseball the information that it wants. If and when the league gets the names, suspensions will likely be handed down quickly.
Because we think that extra million is just one too many.
The DEA’s investigation into Tony Bosch’s operation “revealed previously unnamed MLB players,” according to ESPN’s T.J. Quinn. And those names, he reported, are bound to be released.
The former clinic owner accused of selling PEDs to Alex Rodriguez agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major-league ballplayers and high-school athletes.
As far as professional sports is concerned, New York is the biggest stage in the country and arguably on the planet. Stars tend to want to play here, even despite the pressure that comes with the territory.
To contrast the popularity of Jeter with the dislike of A-Rod, Funny or Die produced a parody video in which New Yorkers pay their … er … respects to Rodriguez.