New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez has come along way since first donning the pinstripes in 2004, and not under the easiest of circumstances.
The self-inflicted bumps along the road seem to be behind the 36-year old, and I must admit that A-rod has given me a good laugh so far this spring.
Following an off-season with no popcorn incidents, no steroid admissions or opt-outs, A-rod seems more comfortable in his own skin now more than ever. And my guess is this will translate into a solid season for the slugger.
Hey and if after the baseball thing, A-rod should consider becoming a comedian with his recent quotes.
On all the Lin-sanity going on in New York surrounding Knicks emerging star Jeremy Lin, A-rod asked:
And just a couple of days later, when the Red Sox new skipper Rex Ryan, I mean Bobby Valentine was asked about the pending retirement of now ex-Captain Jason Varitek, he couldn’t help but take another dig at the Yankees by adding “He was able to beat up Alex. All that stuff is good stuff.”
When A-rod learned of the latest jab via Booby V, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News quoted him making another funny:
“I’m not going to win many battles here when it comes to words — especially against Bobby. I have my new press secretary that should be landing in the next couple days — Reggie Jackson — so I’ll let him handle that.”
The point I am getting at is that it is nice to see A-rod enjoying himself, and if that can translate into 30 home-runs and staying healthy more power to him.
And A-rod reiterated this to Michael Kay on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio New York just two days ago:
“I’ve really learned to stay in my lane and really stay in my circle.”
Another thing A-rod revealed to Michael Kay was that he is actually a Miami Heat fan, so Jeremy Lin you have been warned about sleeping with the enemy.
Ok, now please don’t take me literally when I said A-rod should become a comic post-baseball as that was me being trying to be funny.
Hey, just maybe A-rod can be a baseball comedian by making laughing stocks out of opposing pitchers on field. Works for me.
- A-Rod shrugs off Bobby V (nydailynews.com)
- Alex Rodriguez, Jeremy Lin roommates? A-Rod makes offer ‘to crash’ (sports.yahoo.com)
- A-Rod, Jeter respond to Valentine’s comments (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- Yankees stars Jeter, A-Rod won’t fire back at Red Sox’s Valentine (nypost.com)
- Jeter, A-Rod respond to Bobby V (mlb.mlb.com)
- A-Rod feels healthy after special treatment (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- Rodriguez: “I’ve learned to stay in my lane” (yankees.lhblogs.com)