• A Tale Of Two A-Rods?

    Posted by on February 24th, 2007 · Comments (4)

    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.

    Go with the story that floats your boat.

    Comments on A Tale Of Two A-Rods?

    1. baileywalk
      February 24th, 2007 | 11:34 pm

      Most other bloggers mentioned the cheers, and Geffner later wrote (in his comment section):

      “OK, I’ll amend this post by saying, yes, he also got some ovations as well. But I’m convinced there was more than one heckler.”

    2. JeremyM
      February 25th, 2007 | 8:43 am

      From now on, trust Abraham until you get a reason to do otherwise. He’s earned it, as he runs the best newspaper-based blog on the Yankees, by far.

    3. jamesonandwater
      February 25th, 2007 | 11:13 am

      I don’t care whether there were boos or cheers for any of the players, I just hope (and expect) Arod imbued the reactions with the significance they deserve – we’re talking about a few tipsy, tubby sales reps from connecticut hopped up from enjoying their first week away from their wives in a decade, not Yankees trainers or colleagues.

    4. Jen
      February 25th, 2007 | 9:48 pm

      Also, keep in mind that Abraham is a beat writer and Geffner is a columnist.

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