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Alex Rodriguez is already dominating the sports headlines as he makes his return to the New York Yankees. After having surgery and missing all of 2014, Rodriguez is hoping for a triumphant return in 2015. As expected, fans have mixed feelings on his return. Many still view him as a cheater, and some fans of the New York Yankees feel like that could become a distraction.

The attention is already starting to build for the former MVP and fantasy baseball star. He was the talk of spring training early on, and he made national headlines just for getting a hit in his 1st at-bat. With Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera retired, Rodriguez has turned into the face of the franchise. Whether or not that is a good or bad thing is up for fans to decide.

Rodriguez is a big reason why New York has not been all that successful in recent memory. Since they are paying him so much money, it cripples even the richest team in the game. That is also the reason why they have not just decided to cut him loose. They want to see if they can get some value out of him, even if it is that designated hitter or 1st base.

So far this spring, Rodriguez does appear to be a little bit healthier and ready to attack the season head-on. He knows that he is about to be 40 years of age, so he can no longer play anywhere near MVP level. With that being said, he can still provide value for the New York Yankees in a positive way if he goes about it the right way. The media and fans are going to be hounding him for most of the year, but if Rodriguez just focuses on the game, he could shut them up by the middle of the year. Helping New York win and stay in the playoff race is also the best way to turn this negative into a positive. All in all, it seems like Rodriguez understands the situation and is trying to get all of these distractions out of the way before the season starts.

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Drake appeared as Alex Rodriguez on Piers Morgan Tonight on Saturday Night Live. Check it out here.


Drake - Alex Rodriguez

“I’m also suing steroids for being inside of me.”

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Chris Russo made back page headlines in yesterday’s paper when he called out his former partner, Mike Francesa, for going easy on Alex Rodriguez. Chris Russo admits himself that he’s “buddy buddy” with MLB commissioner Bud Selig, and spoke about how everyone in the business has their own “favorites.” Alex joined Mike in studio along with his lawyer, Jim McCarroll, fielding questions from The Sports Pope.

Alex said he “lost his mind” and “banged a table and kicked a briefcase” out of frustration when he realized that Bud Selig wasn’t coming in from Milwaukee to face him in person. He explained that it shows a lack of courage on the Selig’s behalf for handing out a 211-game suspension for something he didn’t do. Rodriguez said, “I shouldn’t serve one inning.” When asked if he used performance enhancing drugs, A-Rod simply stated, “no.”

What do you guys think? Was Mike giving A-Rod a “soft landing”?

Francesa/Alex Rodriguez Interview: Part 1 & Part 2


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According to this intelligent Red Sox fan, A-Rod is a “Looser.” He even went as far to draw eyeballs inside the two o’s. Now, that takes guts.

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With all the drama and news surrounding Alex Rodriguez, it doesn’t come to much of a surprise to see him don the latest cover of Sports Illustrated. It’s hard to tune into a television station these days that doesn’t mention his name. Major League Baseball is set to lay the hammer down on A-Rod and make him serve a suspension immediately. Apparently, Alex’s people and MLB are currently in talks to avoid a lifetime ban from the sport.

Sports Illustrated: The Last Days of A-Rod

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This was the Top Ten List from last night’s Letterman show:

1.) “Why Is Tommy Lasorda Naked?”

2.) “Welcome To The Mets!”

3.) “Run for Your Lives! Sabathia’s Eating Again!”

4.) “You Just Tested Positive For Pine Tar”

5.) “You New Clean-Up Hitter, A-Rod–Adam Rothstein”

6.) “I Could Watch You Squat For Hours”

7.) “This Year, Everyone’s Being Paid In Gum”

8.) “Tickle Party!”

9.) “Instead Of ‘Tommy John Surgery’, I Had ‘Elton John Surgery’ “

10.) “My Fastball Is Up To 43 Miles-Per Hour”

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Alex Rodriguez has 604 Home Runs. He’s 35 years, 28 days old, and stands 158 home runs away from the all-time home run leader, Barry Bonds (762HR). The thing about Bonds is, as he got older, his home run rate increased tremendously. Bonds played his last game when he was 43 years old, on September 26, 2007.

Alex became the youngest player to ever hit 600 home runs, so he’s at a good pace now. If Alex Rodriguez wants to break the all-time home run record, I don’t see what would be stopping him. Injuries are always a cause for concern, but he’s ahead of the pack. There’s no reason to believe that he would just completely fall off the charts and stop hitting home runs. If he wants to put the years in, he can do it. 

Craig Calcaterra makes a few good points:

A-Rod is under contract through 2017. If he stays on his current pace for the rest of the reason, he’d finish with around 26 or 27 homers for 2010, putting him 152 or 153 homers shy of a new home run record.

Thus, Rodriguez would only have to average around 21-22 homers a year between now and the end of his deal to break the record. I find that eminently doable.

What do you guys think? Will he break the record?

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Here are some things you should know…

Girardi names his All-Star Game coaches Girardi has tabbed Angels manager Mike Scioscia and Athletics skipper Bob Geren as his coaches for the game, which will be played on July 13 at Angel Stadium. Girardi’s Yankees coaches — pitching coach Dave Eiland, bullpen coach Mike Harkey, first-base coach Mick Kelleher, hitting coach Kevin Long, bench coach Tony Pena and third-base coach Rob Thomson — are all headed to Anaheim as well.

Former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu arrested on suspicion of DUI “Former Major League Baseball pitcher Hideki Irabu, a one-time rising star from Japan, was arrested in Gardena for allegedly driving while intoxicated, police said Monday.”

Don’t even think about bringing your iPad to a Yankee game “Actually, they won’t let anyone bring their cool new toy through the gates. I called over to the Yankees’ security department to confirm this story and was told that the ban is true. All iPads fall under the “no laptops” rule in its existing security policy and are not allowed at Yankee Stadium.”


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