From the Post today:
According to several Fenway Park sources, Alex Rodriguez called Doug Mirabelli over late yesterday afternoon and challenged the Red Sox’ backup catcher over what Mirabelli said about A-Rod’s actions at the plate Tuesday night, when A-Rod homered but looked around for the ball as if he didn’t know where it went.
“He told him he should know better than that,” the source said. “He told Mirabelli that he wouldn’t disrespect the game or show up Tim Wakefield. He told Mirabelli he should know better to say anything like that because they played together.”
Mirabelli, a teammate of A-Rod’s in Texas, was miffed that A-Rod didn’t know he went deep. His comments indicated Mirabelli believed A-Rod was grandstanding, one of the few acts A-Rod hasn’t been accused of by his legion of critics.
“The guy’s got 450 home runs,” Mirabelli said. “He doesn’t know when he’s squared one up? I don’t believe that.”
Now, let’s add on my observation from this past Tuesday:
The guys on YES might have said something (which I missed), but, man, Doug Mirabelli must be made to pay for that attempt to take out Jeter on the DP in the 6th inning. I only caught it in the flash-summary at the end of the game. Nonetheless, Mirabelli went a good 9 feet away from the bag to try and get Derek. Next time he bats against the Yankees, he deserves a shot on the elbow.
And, also consider what Mirabelli said when we rejoined Boston this year:
Doug Mirabelli stressed he did not ask for or demand the trade that got him back to Boston on Monday, but it was clear he did not shed too many tears.
“I didn’t want to be traded from San Diego,” said Mirabelli. “I wasn’t trying to be traded. Once I heard (the Red Sox) were interested, the one thing I made clear was ‘Please, don’t trade me to the Yankees.’”
OK, so, one plus one, plus another one, equals……..
……..Doug Mirabelli is a sphincter-head in red socks.