Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 12/4/12
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If you expected the calendar year to end without another chapter being added to the saga that is Alex Rodriguez, you were sadly mistaken.  As we all know by now, A-Rod will undergo left hip surgery next month and will miss 4-6 months of the 2013 season.When the story broke yesterday morning, the belief was that his surgically-repaired right hip was the problem. A-Rod complained about his right hip during the playoffs. He had an MRI on his right hip. He was put on painkillers for his right hip. He spent a night in the ER because of his right hip. But during his end-of-season physical last month, it was discovered that the problem was actually his LEFT hip. What? How could someone experience pain and/or discomfort in one hip but need care for the other? The only reason I can think of is that he was putting more pressure on the right hip in order to rest his weaker, more problematic left hip. Another thing I don't understand (and I am far from being the only one when it comes to this o...
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