A-Rod is amazing. I’ve never seen a Yankees player hit 50 homers in a season in my lifetime…and I’ve been following the team for close to 35 years. I’ll never forget watching this season unfold for Alex.
Watching what Rodriguez and Posada are doing together this season reminds me of what Don Mattingly and Rickey Henderson did together for the Yankees in 1985. It’s not everyday that you have two players on your team putting together MVP type years in the same season.
Watching A-Rod last night in the dugout, and for the last few nights, actually, has been incredible as well. I’ve never seen him so happy as a Yankee. His smile is huge these days. And, his teammates love him too. The guys in the bullpen flexing their left shoulders after the homers in this game was a hoot. And, it tells you, that, on this team, the guys consider Alex to be “the man.”
Of course, if the Yankees reach the ALDS (which they should), and if Alex goes 1-14 or 2-15 and the Yankees lose the series, you have to wonder what that event would do to the legacy of A-Rod’s 2007 season (albeit fair or not).
Still, for now, this season for Alex Rodriguez – in terms of both his production and confidence – is one for the record books of baseball and one for the “all-time” memory lists of Yankees fans.
Back to the game, I hope that Derek Jeter’s patellar tendinitis in his right knee does not turn out to be a big deal. And, there’s no way that Brian Bruney should be on the post-season roster. He’s an absolute dog of a pitcher.