• A-Rod Not In Starting Line-Up For Today’s Game Vs. Rays

    Posted by on August 1st, 2010 · Comments (7)

    I guess this game is not that important enough to have the ‘team’s greatest player since he’s been with the Yankees’ in the line-up. Either that, or, A-Rod has something barking, as Joe Torre liked to say…

    Comments on A-Rod Not In Starting Line-Up For Today’s Game Vs. Rays

    1. Raf
      August 1st, 2010 | 10:58 am

      The game isn’t that important. The division isn’t at stake, and with Berkman there, there’s no need for Rodriguez to DH.

    2. MJ Recanati
      August 1st, 2010 | 3:08 pm

      Your sarcasm is pathetic. The team’s other “greatest player” takes days off too, doesn’t he?

    3. August 1st, 2010 | 3:33 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      The team’s other “greatest player” takes days off too, doesn’t he?

      If, for a second, Billy Martin tried to give Thurman Munson a day off on a day that the Yankees were playing the Red Sox, in Fenway, in August, in the middle of a tight race, Munson would have told him “I can rest tomorrow, this game is too important, I’m playing.”

      Ditto Joe Torre and Derek Jeter in the same spot.

      But, when Girardi told A-Rod that he wanted to give him the day off, Alex said “O.K.”

      Geeeez, that’s a gamer for you…

      How’s that sarcasm for ya, any better? ;-)

    4. August 1st, 2010 | 3:35 pm

      Raf wrote:

      The game isn’t that important.

      Dude! What’s the date. Who is the opponent. What are the standings. How many games are left? How many HTH games are left with this team?

      So, how is this game not important?

      You make it sound like it’s a game in May against the Royals…

    5. Raf
      August 1st, 2010 | 4:05 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

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      Dude! What’s the date. Who is the opponent. What are the standings. How many games are left? How many HTH games are left with this team?

      One at a time

      Date: 8-1-2010
      Opponent: TBR
      Standings: Yanks in 1st place. Ahead by 2 games. If they lose today, they’re still ahead by a game.
      Games left: 60
      HTH games left: 7 (4 @ NY, 3 @ TB)

      So yeah, with the wildcard and all, this game really isn’t all that important from a playoff perspective.

    6. Raf
      August 1st, 2010 | 4:09 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Ditto Joe Torre and Derek Jeter in the same spot.

      But, when Girardi told A-Rod that he wanted to give him the day off, Alex said “O.K.”

      YANKEES

      Alex Rodriguez 9
      Derek Jeter -6

      You may be on to something; Girardi’s resting the wrong player :D

    7. Evan3457
      August 1st, 2010 | 5:16 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      MJ Recanati wrote:
      The team’s other “greatest player” takes days off too, doesn’t he?
      If, for a second, Billy Martin tried to give Thurman Munson a day off on a day that the Yankees were playing the Red Sox, in Fenway, in August, in the middle of a tight race, Munson would have told him “I can rest tomorrow, this game is too important, I’m playing.”
      Ditto Joe Torre and Derek Jeter in the same spot.
      But, when Girardi told A-Rod that he wanted to give him the day off, Alex said “O.K.”
      Geeeez, that’s a gamer for you…
      How’s that sarcasm for ya, any better?

      Jeter is a gamer.
      He’s such a gamer that he tries to play through every injury.
      And that has been known on occasion to hurt the team.
      A-Rod was clearly struggling Saturday night. Girardi smartly offered a day off, A-Rod smartly took it. Let’s see what happens over the next week.

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