• A-Rod & Sunday Night ESPN Games

    Posted by on April 19th, 2011 · Comments (7)

    So, the last two times the Yankees played on Sunday, it was an ESPN Night Game.  And, on both those occasions, Alex Rodriguez missed the game due to illness or injury.  Could it be that A-Rod is hitting his Saturday nights too hard when there’s no day game scheduled the following day?

    Comments on A-Rod & Sunday Night ESPN Games

    1. April 19th, 2011 | 11:08 am

      You know as well as I do that there would have been a tabloid story about those Saturday nights if he DID go out.

      Last Saturday night was a legitimate injury issue, though I am curious about what he ate when he was in Boston that got him sick.

    2. MJ Recanati
      April 19th, 2011 | 11:09 am

      Wow.

      I’ll give you credit though: when it comes to A-Rod, you have the Howard Stern/Mike and the Mad Dog routine down pat. You say/write complete nonsense just because you know it’ll get a response.

    3. Evan3457
      April 19th, 2011 | 2:42 pm

      OK, lemme see if I get this straight…A-Rod is more likely to miss a game by partying hard Saturday night if there’s a night game Sunday night instead of a day game?

      Even if you aren’t implying that, lemme see if I get this straight, so A-Rod pulled himself from a close game with the Rangers on Saturday with tightness in his back and oblique (and 3-0 in the 7th is still a close game) because he knew that he’d be partying out of control Saturday night, and wanted to to take Sunday and Monday off sobering up?

      This is considered to be more likely than A-Rod actually tweaking his back or side, and Girardi sensibly pulling him as a precaution, knowing that he had a day off on Monday to double up on resting A-Rod, and not wanted A-Rod on the DL for a month when his backup is a good player, but one who hasn’t been able to stay on the field regularly in five years?

      There’s refusing to wear rose-colored glasses, and then there’s looking under the bed for boogey-men.

    4. MJ Recanati
      April 19th, 2011 | 2:54 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      There’s refusing to wear rose-colored glasses, and then there’s looking under the bed for boogey-men.

      This post took a page right out of the drivel found in the Daily News or New York Post. Accusatory speculation. It’s absurd.

    5. Evan3457
      April 19th, 2011 | 2:59 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      There’s refusing to wear rose-colored glasses, and then there’s looking under the bed for boogey-men.
      This post took a page right out of the drivel found in the Daily News or New York Post. Accusatory speculation. It’s absurd.

      Tonight’s lineup from LoHud:
      Derek Jeter SS
      Curtis Granderson CF
      Mark Teixeira 1B
      Robinson Cano 2B
      Nick Swisher RF
      Eric Chavez 3B
      Jorge Posada DH
      Russell Martin C
      Brett Gardner LF

      Guess A-Rod was out partying again last night in Toronto…maybe a double-header with Cameron and the blond muscle-girl stripper.

      Steve…sometimes, I dunno.

    6. MJ Recanati
      April 19th, 2011 | 3:14 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Tonight’s lineup from LoHud:
      Eric Chavez 3B

      Wow, if Chavez is playing tonight then A-Rod must have one hell of a hangover from Saturday night. Hopefully the next time he remembers the old college saying: “Beer before liquor, never sicker. Liquor before beer, never fear.”

    7. Virginia Yank
      April 20th, 2011 | 1:19 pm

      I bet he never really had hip surgery either. It was all just an elaborate cover so he would have an excuse to sleep off those Saturday night benders he loves to go on. I’m sure Girardi knows about it and is just covering for him too. Oh, and the weight he lost over the off season was from switching to light beer.

      All this is way more likely than it being the case that a 35 year old baseball player having minor aches and pains and needs to sit out an occasional game.

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