• A-Rod To Pass On Home Run Derby

    Posted by on July 1st, 2008 · Comments (1)

    Via Mark Feinsand -

    Alex Rodriguez may be the American League’s leading vote-getter for this year’s All-Star Game, but the reigning MVP has no plans on making it a two-day event.

    Even with the All-Star festivities taking place in his home ballpark, A-Rod said he would not participate in the Home Run Derby, which takes place the night before the All-Star Game.

    “I try to stay away from that,” Rodriguez said. “My responsibility is to the New York Yankees. I need my swing to be at its best.”

    There have been more than a few cases of “Derby Hangover” in recent years. So, A-Rod has a good point here…and should get credit for doing the right thing…putting his “real” season first…as that’s what’s best for his team.

    Comments on A-Rod To Pass On Home Run Derby

    1. gphunt
      July 1st, 2008 | 9:38 am

      Bobby Abreu has had about a 3 year “Derby Hangover.” Must have been one hell of a night.

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