• A-Rod To Get Babe Ruth Award This Weekend

    Posted by on January 21st, 2010 · Comments (10)

    Well, there are worse things that you can get from Babe Ruth.

    Via Dom Amore:

    Alex Rodriguez, BTW, will be in New York on Saturday to receive the Babe Ruth Award from the New York Chapter of the BBWAA.

    The award, which for many years was strictly a World Series MVP award, is now given to the MVP of the entire postseason – it’s the only award of its kind, and truly Ruthian – and Rodriguez, beaten out for ALCS MVP by CC Sabathia and World Series MVP by Hideki Matsui, deserves the credit for what he did over the course of 15 postseason games. To wit, he was 19-for-52 with six homers and 18 RBI, and he walked 12 times. If A-Rod doesn’t homer off Joe Nathan to tie up Game 2 of the Division Series, the whole post-season could have been very different.

    Better yet, Linda Ruth Tosetti, the Babe’s granddaughter, will be down from Connecticut to present the Babe Ruth Award to Rodriguez. Should be a great night.

    Comments on A-Rod To Get Babe Ruth Award This Weekend

    1. YankCrank
      January 21st, 2010 | 1:16 pm

      Good for him. He had a monster postseason and deserves to be honored for it.

      For about 99% of Yankee fans, his efforts in ’09 will be forgotten the first time he pops out or grounds into a dp in a big spot in ’10. Booing will come next, and everything will be back to normal in the life of a “A-Rod will never be a true Yankee!” fan.

      Sucks, but you know it’s true.

    2. MJ
      January 21st, 2010 | 4:10 pm

      @ YankCrank:
      I know it’s true. I hate it but I know it.

      At the end of the day, however, all the booing and criticism still won’t matter. The Yanks won a ring, he had a huge October and those two facts will be my answer every time someone says something idiotic about the best baseball player to play in the Bronx since the 1950′s.

    3. January 21st, 2010 | 4:28 pm

      @ MJ: Will it matter, say, if, in 2013 we find out that Alex was using HGH during the 2009 season and post-season? Will that take away from what he did in 2009?

    4. January 21st, 2010 | 6:03 pm

      This just in… it was the Babe Ruth Award for womanizing. Go A-Rod!!! :)

    5. MJ
      January 21st, 2010 | 7:08 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      @ MJ: Will it matter, say, if, in 2013 we find out that Alex was using HGH during the 2009 season and post-season? Will that take away from what he did in 2009?

      Nope, not one bit.

    6. Tresh Fan
      January 21st, 2010 | 10:21 pm

      One day, Steve, you’ll learn to accept and enjoy the 2009 World Champioship with the rest of us :)

    7. January 22nd, 2010 | 1:29 pm

      Steve, do you discount the late 90s dynasty because of all the steroids/HGH use on those teams? To be consistent, you should, then. Nine members of the 2000 Yankees are in the Mitchell Report, after all.

    8. January 22nd, 2010 | 5:37 pm

      @ lisaswan:
      I don’t see many 2000 Yankees near the 2009 A-Rod on this list:

      http://waswatching.com/2009/11/15/greatest-post-seasons-by-yankees-batters/

    9. January 22nd, 2010 | 9:20 pm

      Hmmm. To name two examples, David Justice got the 2000 ALCS MVP, and his acquisition was arguably was the top reason the Yanks made the playoffs at all that year. And Roger Clemens stymied Mike Piazza and the Mets in the 2000 World Series. Not to mention all that Andy Pettitte and Chuck Knoblauch did over the dynasty era. Whether they didn’t make that overall list is irrelevant. Fair is fair – if you’re going to insinuate that A-Rod’s numbers are tainted, then you have to assume the same thing with them as wel

      Besides, as you yourself note, A-Rod had one of the top Yankee postseasons ever. He is the No. 1 reason the Yanks won it all last year. Is it too much to expect you to give him a little credit for it?

    10. March 15th, 2010 | 7:02 am

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