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Alex Rodriguez has started 1,256 games as a shortstop. He’s started 399 at third base. So, to review, almost a quarter of his total starts have been at third.

Which is why I think it’s pretty lame (see headline) that after going 0-for-4 last night at the plate, making three (!!!) errors, and injuring himself in the 5th by fouling a ball off his toe, A-Rod gave the following excuse:

“Third base is a position that I’ve got to keep working at. I never had that feeling at shortstop.

“I’m still learning. I’m trying my best.”

Now, I know that people gave A-Rod a lot of props for agreeing to move to third base when he went to the Yankees. But to my mind, this whole I’m-still-learning schtick was passe a couple hundred games ago. C’mon, dude. You’re the highest-paid baseball player ever. Strap on a set. Repeat after me: “I’m just trying to help the ballclub. Just gotta take it one game at a time and the good Lord willing, everything will work out.”

Gah! But what else, really, should a Sox fan expect from this man:

Sorry, I had to go there.

7 Responses to “A-rod is lame. Discuss.”

  1. You secretly love A-Rod. Discuss.

  2. Sarah, your constant red sox nation view on things has reached a new level. What do you want the man to say? He was embrassed. He didn’t make an excuse. He didn’t say dirt got caught up in his eye or something lame to that degree. He said he is learning. Get over it. Isn’t it time you write about Manny being Manny? I mean seriously, I’m not trying to pick on you, you’re an excellent writer and I enjoy your tongue and cheek style, but give me a break. You are reaching here. You’re a Red Sox fan, you guys don’t like the Yankees…we get it. It’s truly getting nausiating. I mean i come on this page all of the time and it’s just the same regurgetated stuff from you. Write about Howie Kendrick or Chad Billingsley. It’s enough already.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Judging by the reception A-Rod gets in Yankee Stadium, not even Yankee fans like him…But actually, I do secretly love Derek Jeter. (Well, not-so-secretly anymore.) Perhaps I just hate A-Rod because I’m jealous

  4. This is rich…

    (from the Journal News) “A shirtless Rodriguez also had two photos taken of him sunbathing in Central Park on Monday afternoon (3 error Monday) that were published in a tabloid yesterday. He and Torre dismissed the idea that his struggles Monday night had anything to do with his midday lounging.”

    http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060719/SPORTS01/607190374/1108/SPORTS01

  5. This is rich…

    (from the Journal News) “A shirtless Rodriguez also had two photos taken of him sunbathing in Central Park on Monday afternoon (3 error Monday) that were published in a tabloid yesterday. He and Torre dismissed the idea that his struggles Monday night had anything to do with his midday lounging.”

    http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060719/SPORTS01/607190374/1108/SPORTS01

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