• E-Rod

    Posted by on May 16th, 2011 · Comments (10)

    In the big picture, in terms of Sunday’s game, this play really didn’t mean anything – most likely. But, when you consider how bad the Yankees have played over their last 12 games, how the heck do you miss a ground ball like that one? To me, it says your heads not in the game. A seven year old could have stopped that grounder – if he was paying attention and applying himself.

    The details, via Bryan Hoch -

    Alex Rodriguez winced as he paced near third base, staring into his glove with an expression of disbelief, as though he might suddenly find a huge hole about the size of a baseball.

    In a week filled with team lowlights, an easy ground ball shooting between Rodriguez’s legs was the capper. The Yankees wrapped up an awful homestand with a 7-5 loss to the Red Sox, their season-high fifth straight.

    “Not good,” Rodriguez said. “We can talk about it over and over again; the bottom line is, we’ve got to play better. We’ve got to play winning baseball.”

    Rodriguez evoked memories of Bill Buckner’s iconic miscue in the 1986 World Series with his misplay of a Kevin Youkilis grounder that gave the Red Sox an all-important seventh-inning insurance run.

    “It seems like when things are going bad, they’re going bad,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s going to turn around.”

    Comments on E-Rod

    1. Raf
      May 16th, 2011 | 7:23 am

      Yes, there has been a defensive malaise surrounding this team for the past week or two.

    2. nwyank
      May 16th, 2011 | 12:18 pm

      Seems like half of Alex’s errors are against the Sox.

    3. redbug
      May 16th, 2011 | 5:34 pm

      “we” don’t need to play better baseball, Arod does. Arod should foucs on his own lousy play the last month or so – offensively and defensively.

    4. May 16th, 2011 | 7:01 pm

      @ redbug: I know exactly what you’re talking about. I thought the “we” comments were a bit much.

    5. Corey Italiano
      May 16th, 2011 | 7:05 pm

      @ redbug:
      @ Steve Lombardi:
      Come on. You know for a fact that he says the same exact thing if he’s hit 4 homers and the Yanks pitching blew it. It’s a stock answer, you guys know better.

    6. Raf
      May 16th, 2011 | 7:24 pm

      redbug wrote:

      “we” don’t need to play better baseball, Arod does. Arod should foucs on his own lousy play the last month or so – offensively and defensively.

      He tried that; he was lambasted for being selfish. Just can’t win :-P

      :D

    7. May 16th, 2011 | 7:48 pm

      @ Corey Italiano:

      It’s the source. A-Rod could say “The sky is blue and water is wet” and manage to make it seem insincere because of his facial expressions and tone, etc.

    8. MJ Recanati
      May 16th, 2011 | 11:02 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      It’s the source. A-Rod could say “The sky is blue and water is wet” and manage to make it seem insincere because of his facial expressions and tone, etc.

      Bullshit.

    9. May 17th, 2011 | 5:03 am

      @ MJ Recanati: That’s my opinion. You think it’s bullshit? Who are you to say one man’s opinion (mine) is “bullshit” whereas another’s opinion (yours) is correct? There’s no right or wrong when it comes to opinions. You can’t tell me that the way I feel when A-Rod is talking is not truly the way I feel. Only I know how I feel. You don’t.

    10. MJ Recanati
      May 17th, 2011 | 7:03 am

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      You’re trying to sell your opinion as the prevailing conventional wisdom. There’s a difference between opinion and fact and you often blur those lines.

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