From Peter Abraham -
There was a small crowd at Legends Field today, maybe 1,000 people, and the music was softer than it usually is.
So it was easy to hear when some joker yelled out, “Hey, A-Rod, you suck!” as Alex Rodriguez was leaving the batting cage after taking a few swings against Kei Igawa.
Even Rodriguez turned and look at the guy, who was wearing a Dartmouth t-shirt. It sort of made you wince because you knew everybody had heard it. A few people turned and told the guy to shut up.
When it was Rodriguez’s turn again, the crowd gave him a nice ovation with some fans standing and shouting encouragement. He cracked a ball into right field and the cheers got even louder.
From Michael Geffner -
A few in the crowd at Legends Field were especially rough on A-Rod during BP today yelling lustily at one point after he hit a lame grounder: “You suck, A-Rod! Just like you did in the playoffs!” Then, after he drilled one into the left-center field gap during his next group of at bats, the fans cried: “Why didn’t you do that in the playoffs last year?” He acknowledged the jeering only with a wave of his helmet, but without ever turning around to look at the section where it was coming from.
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