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A-Rod Continues To Play Baseball Like A Girl  
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

http://sports.aol.com/mlb/story/_a/t...30809990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

His latest on-field antic involved shouting at Toronto's third baseman just as he was about to catch a fly ball last night, causing him to miss the catch. Many will remember him from the ALCS against Boston a few years ago, when he slapped at the glove of a Red Sox player like a little woman in order to try and knock the ball lose, an obvious and easy out call for the umpires for interfierence.

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Replays showed Rodriguez shouting something, and Clark backed off at the last second. McDonald was only a few steps behind Clark, but couldn't make the catch and ball dropped for an RBI single.

"I don't know what my intention was," Rodriguez said. "I didn't say, 'I got it' or anything like that."

Clark claimed Rodriguez called for the ball.

Now he has to resort to bush league tactics to try and get a win for his team? How pathetic. Go home, Stray-Rod...You need to spend less time out with hookers at strip clubs, and more time focusing on the game. Stray-Rod made headlines in the NY Post early this week for this little escapade:
http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/...ted-with-a-blonde-at-a-strip-club/

The guy is a mess. Couldn't happen to a better guy, though, if you ask me. I hope he never wins a ring.

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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

He is a jerk and that was a childish move on his part. There is no place in Baseball for that.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

As great a ballplayer as A-Rod is, it is a shame he has to act like a petulant child over and over again...

User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1360 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

I am surprised that he wouldn't be called out for interference even though he actually didn't physically interfere. If the umps did that, then that would be fair, like the BOS incident. I wonder what the actual rules for interference are. Yeah, truly bush league, we know he's got talent, but the Yankees were ahead by two runs in the 9th - with Mariano pitching like his old self, why pull sh*t like that?

One more reason my allegiance to the Yankees are being tested while the kids in Queens play baseball the way it is supposed to be played,



I may be ugly. I may be an American. But don't call me an ugly American.
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

At least it would've been a victory even if Posada's popup was caught.

A-rod's move didn't sit well with me. If you're "the best baseball player of your generation," you should be ashamed to resort to bush-league trickery. And I'm not just saying that because Howie Clark was one of the most popular Rochester Red Wings of all time  Smile

When it comes down to it, here's the problem: A-rod is no Yankee.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

As a Red Sox fan I'll take Mike Lowell any day of the week over A-Rod. He's a gutsy player, gives he's all, keeps his mouth shut and lets his play do his talking.

A-Rod..........292 Avg, .386 OBA, .641 SLG% 19HR, 41 RBI............ 22.7 Million
M.Lowell......330 Avg, .386 OBA, .573 SLG% 10HR, 45 RBI............ 9 Million

So you all do the math... who is the better deal....??? The cellar dweller...? or the hottest team in baseball.....??

[Edited 2007-06-01 02:38:05]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

I am far from a Yankee fan (more a Met fan myself!), but so what that A-Rod does some dirty tactics. Such tactics and worse have been long a part of the game since it began and while it may be unsportsman like, it make the game much more interesting. So long as he didn't cause the injury or a player and subject to displine if appropiate by the Umpires or MLB, then he can get away with a lot of bad beheavor.

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
Such tactics and worse have been long a part of the game since it began

No they haven't. That's flat our wrong. It isn't acceptable behavior in the game of baseball to do what he did. When a player does what he did, they wear a pitch in the middle of the back next time up. Period. Look at earlier this month when the Mariners were at Yankee Stadium. Josh Phelps goes out of his way to rail road Seattle's catcher. It was bull shit, and his next AB, he got pelted. It's what happens.

Stray-Rod's little stunt is NOT something that is "part of the game". It's flat bush league baseball.


User currently offlineEagle11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

I just don't seem to have a problem with what A-Rod did. Stuff happens like that all of the time in baseball when players are going for balls by a team's dugout, etc. I don't see any difference between what A-Rod did and when a football or basketball player is talking smack to the other team. Either way, it is a player on one team trying to get in another player's head to affect their performance.

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 7):
When a player does what he did, they wear a pitch in the middle of the back next time up.

I agree with this. A-Rod will get thrown at next time the two team's meet. Does that make what he did wrong though? Throwing at batter has also been part of the game for years when one player does something the other team take exception to. Just because the Jays didn't like it doesn't mean that the play was "bush league."

In my opinion, it's no different then an infielder pretending to field a ball to throw of a baserunner or from one team trying to steal the other's signs. It's the way the game is played. Again, if the Blue Jays felt an "unwritten rule" was broken, they'll take care of it the next time the teams meet.

There's my biased opinion.



"The Eagle has landed"
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

I'm sorry, but baseball in general these days  thumbsdown   thumbsdown 

User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Quoting Eagle11 (Reply 8):
Again, if the Blue Jays felt an "unwritten rule" was broken, they'll take care of it the next time the teams meet.

 checkmark 

IMO, the one more interesting was that "escort" he was seen with. Can anyone say "clubhouse distraction"?

piercey in CLE  Sad



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Please do not insult 'girls' and 'little women'. He's an ass, fine, but there's no need to indicate his poor sportsmanship by comparing him to a female.


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 11):
no need to indicate his poor sportsmanship by comparing him to a female.

Yes, by all means, dont give him that kind of credit  Wink Youll make him cocky soon enough..




Shannon


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

While his actions may be Bush, the 3rd baseman has to catch that ball. I'm sorry, but its not like the starting infield don't know each others voice. If A-Rod is running towards 3rd and yells "mine" the 3rd baseman should have realized it wasn't Short making that call. He should stop whining because he got deeked by A-Rod.

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Quoting Eagle11 (Reply 8):

Sorry, but what he did isn't cool at all. What he did, DOESN'T happen all the time in baseball, like the little cry baby claimed in his post game interview. His story even changed from the beginning of the interview. First it happens to him "4-6 times a week", Then he happens "3-4 times a week", and by the end it was "2, 3, 4, 5 times a week". He can't even lie correctly. Then, he said "I was all ready around 3rd base when I did it..." Which is an out and out lie as well. The re-play clearly showed he did it as he was RIGHT behind the 3rd baseman...Guess where the SS was? Yep, you guessed it, BEHIND the 3rd baseman. And finally, he claimed all he said was "HAH!!!!" Well, my take on the replay is clearly an "M". When you say "hah", your mouth opens up to say it. He looks like he's forming an "mmm" sound, which seems to back up Toronto's claim that he said "mine".

Stray-Rod can't even tell the truth. He lied a bunch of times in that interview about what happened, just so he can feel better about himself. And shouting anything directly behind a player is MUCH different than what you're claiming happens all the time in baseball. Players fane at a ground ball as they're going by to try and break up a doubble play, and they'll slide hard into 2nd to try and break up a doubble play, MAYBE shouting. But what Stray-Rod did doesn't happen nearly as much as you think, and how he did it IS bush league.

Quoting KROC (Reply 13):
While his actions may be Bush, the 3rd baseman has to catch that ball. I'm sorry, but its not like the starting infield don't know each others voice. If A-Rod is running towards 3rd and yells "mine" the 3rd baseman should have realized it wasn't Short making that call. He should stop whining because he got deeked by A-Rod.

I don't think so. He yelled it directly behind him as he was going by....He shouted it, and it's easy to get confused when you're young, and haven't played in the majors too long.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 14):
and it's easy to get confused when you're young, and haven't played in the majors too long.

It's either poor sportsmanship (or an interference rule) or it isn't, regardless of the age of the player affected. To me, it's another example of A-rod being an ass, but I do suspect that it happens quite frequently to all ball players. This just happened to be a situation where it created an adverse outcome. Methinks Clark may have heard this sort of thing a few times before in Pony League, High School, College, AA, AAA???


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 15):
Methinks Clark may have heard this sort of thing a few times before in Pony League, High School, College, AA, AAA???

Possibly, but it depends totally on the league he played in.

Pro rules, I don't know. I'm not sure if there is a verbal interference rule like there is in High School. In HS if a player is interfered with either verbally or physically, then the umps can do somethinga bout it. Legion plays largly by pro rules, but incorporates some HS rules. College is a whole other ball came in intself. Their rules differ from both pro and HS rules...

Anyway, what he did is bush league. It's a pathetic attempt by a desperate guy. It shows how low class he truely has become. There was a time he played the game with grace and class. Then he got full of himself about the time the Rangers signed him for 1/4 of a billion bucks. Suddenly in his own mind he became God's gift to the game of baseball.

Now he gets boo'd in Seattle, and Texas. I love it.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 16):
Anyway, what he did is bush league. It's a pathetic attempt by a desperate guy.

No argument here...and we've got three with the Yanks this weekend up here in BOS. Gee, do you think the Sox fans'll go easy on him??? crazy 


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21092 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 13):
While his actions may be Bush, the 3rd baseman has to catch that ball. I'm sorry, but its not like the starting infield don't know each others voice. If A-Rod is running towards 3rd and yells "mine" the 3rd baseman should have realized it wasn't Short making that call. He should stop whining because he got deeked by A-Rod.

 checkmark  A-Rod may have shouted "mine", but it wasn't his fault the ball dropped. By the time you get to the major leagues, you should know enough not to fall for something like that. Heck, you have thousands of fans screaming "I got it" every time a popup heads your way, and you still manage to make the catch. And if you think that this is the first time it's happened, you're delusional - it's just the first time that someone has dropped the ball because of it.

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 16):
Now he gets boo'd in Seattle, and Texas.

NOW he gets booed in Seattle and Texas? He's always gotten booed in Seattle, and Texas, and everywhere he goes - where the hell have you been?

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
NOW he gets booed in Seattle and Texas? He's always gotten booed in Seattle, and Texas, and everywhere he goes - where the hell have you been?

Dude...un-twist your panties. I meant since he's left both cities...Calm down, big guy...calm down. Have a shot.

Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
And if you think that this is the first time it's happened, you're delusional - it's just the first time that someone has dropped the ball because of it.

What fails to amaze me is how you all think someone RIGHT behind you screaming "MINE!" shouldn't throw a feilder off... EVERYONE is taught, if you hear someone call you off, you get the hell out of there. You AVOID a collision at ALL costs. It's like you're saying "Oh, he should know the voices of EVERY major league player, including EVERYONE on his team, so as not to get confused ever."

The point remains, if you'd have ever played baseball, you would know that everyone is taught to get out of the way when someone behind you, or to the side of you yells "Ball!" or "Mine!" or "I got it!", you give way. Period. There's a difference between fans saying it when you're the ONLY PERSON going after a pop fly foul, and when you're in the middle of the friggen diamond.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21092 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 19):
I meant since he's left both cities...

Really? Could never have guessed.  Yeah sure

Did you really expect that he wouldn't get booed? You think he's the only player in baseball who gets booed when he returns to his former city after leaving for more money?

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 19):
It's like you're saying "Oh, he should know the voices of EVERY major league player, including EVERYONE on his team, so as not to get confused ever."

Certainly not every major league player. Everyone on his team would be good, yes, if only for the fact that it would show that he has good relations with his fellow players. But I'd settle for just the guy he'd be playing next to all night. Is that really too much to ask?

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 19):
Dude...un-twist your panties

Nice...another example of disdain and looking down on women. Now you are comparing Mir to a girl because he said something you don't agree with?



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
Did you really expect that he wouldn't get booed? You think he's the only player in baseball who gets booed when he returns to his former city after leaving for more money?

Uhh....Yeah? I expected it and applauded it. Again...Calm down big guy...calm down.

Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
Certainly not every major league player. Everyone on his team would be good, yes, if only for the fact that it would show that he has good relations with his fellow players. But I'd settle for just the guy he'd be playing next to all night. Is that really too much to ask?

Funny...You didn't even address my other points about how confusing it might be if someone directly behind you shoudled out "Mine!", "I got it!", or "Ball!".

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 19):
What fails to amaze me is how you all think someone RIGHT behind you screaming "MINE!" shouldn't throw a feilder off... EVERYONE is taught, if you hear someone call you off, you get the hell out of there. You AVOID a collision at ALL costs.


User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

There's nothing wrong with what A-Rod did. Had it been any other player/team than A-Rod and the Yankees, it'd be a non-issue. Deking is part of the game. If you're going to condemn A-Rod then condemn the infielder who pretends the ball is coming to him to purposely fool an incoming runner (the flip side being, you must also condemn the fielder for acting like a throw isn't coming to his bag in hopes of convincing the incoming runner there's no play being made). And condemn Sean Casey, the first baseman for the Tigers for chatting it up with runners on first to purposely try and distract them. And while you're at it, condemn those same runners on first who, once the pitcher has committed to delivering the pitch to the plate, immediately "run" toward 2nd and stop in hopes of disrupting the pitcher's delivery and/or the catcher's concentration. And let's not forget the "phantom tag" at 2nd which is also an accepted part of the game. As long as the fielder pretends to touch the bag while executing a double play, that's good enough. And, even though I haven't seen it in several years, the ol' hidden ball trick is also part of the game.
Take A-Rod and/or the Yankees out of what happened and, as I said, it'd be a non-issue.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 23):
There's nothing wrong with what A-Rod did. Had it been any other player/team than A-Rod and the Yankees, it'd be a non-issue. Deking is part of the game. If you're going to condemn A-Rod then condemn the infielder who pretends the ball is coming to him to purposely fool an incoming runner (the flip side being, you must also condemn the fielder for acting like a throw isn't coming to his bag in hopes of convincing the incoming runner there's no play being made). And condemn Sean Casey, the first baseman for the Tigers for chatting it up with runners on first to purposely try and distract them. And while you're at it, condemn those same runners on first who, once the pitcher has committed to delivering the pitch to the plate, immediately "run" toward 2nd and stop in hopes of disrupting the pitcher's delivery and/or the catcher's concentration. And let's not forget the "phantom tag" at 2nd which is also an accepted part of the game. As long as the fielder pretends to touch the bag while executing a double play, that's good enough. And, even though I haven't seen it in several years, the ol' hidden ball trick is also part of the game.
Take A-Rod and/or the Yankees out of what happened and, as I said, it'd be a non-issue.

Oh give me a friggen break!

Half the crap you described is not even close to the same area code as what Stray-Rod did.


25 Post contains images Mir : Oh poor him, he got confused. Next time he probably won't get confused. If he's going to drop the ball every time someone tries to distract him, the
26 AirCop : Immature act by A-Rod yes, but as Mir wrote, just catch the darn ball..Sounds like to me someone's head wasn't in the game, perhaps one reason by the
27 Itsjustme : This statement is useless without some dialogue to support it. Wanna try again?
28 Mir : Case in point: today, Mike Lowell knocked Robinson Cano to the dirt while breaking up a double play (Cano got the throw off anyway, so the two outs di
29 Post contains images S12PPL : See reply 14...Or do you pick and choose what you read?
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