This post deserves consideration as a yes classic. Blowhard posters talking outta their azz...theme posters, yesboard medical experts weighing in with their medical diagnosis...fights among posters, conspiracy theorists. This post has it all...Some people should take the time to read what they wrote. Maybe next time it might be wise not to repeatedly rant.
A-Rod is not gone yet...he is the one guy on the infield that I want the ball hit to in a key situation...he has one of the best arms that I've ever seen at third and his bat is a real presence in the lineup again. People forget Alex won two consecutive gold gloves at short in 2002/2003. I hope that he hits 9 more home runs before the season is over. Alex is his own worst enemy but when it's all said and done, straight/sober/juiced to the max...Alex Rodgriguez played during the steroid era in baseball. He batted against roided pitchers, he went toe to toe with some of the all-time juiced sluggers that the game has ever seen. Many of the all-time greatest players in the game were flawed. Ken Burns "Baseball" highlights that fact very well. Alex has put up numbers that compare or surpass many of the truly great players that ever played the game.
Three-time MVP, Two Gold Gloves at SS, 10 Silver Slugger Awards...651 home runs...
I am rooting for AROD as a Yankee this season as I am first and foremost a fan of the club. I am also rooting against him catching Mays this season and subsequently never ever return to The Yanks. Yes he's one of the better players on this club but he should be he's the highest paid player in the game. Yes he hustles but in reality he's too slow to have most of that hustle pay off and his range to his left has faded. In comparison watching him is like watching a NASCAR race, we're all curious as to when and how he'll destroy one of his frail hips. 78Bombers I do understand your infatuation. I am also guilty of waiting for his at bats and keeping track of his performance each night, he is a no doubt an impact player, a great player. "A great player", that's all his teammates, managers and family ever say about him because he's a cheating bum who's current and continued use of banned substances is a slap to the face of Yankee Baseball.