Found July 04, 2013 on
Maybe, Alex Rodriguez's bad rap is overblown.
A-Rod, who spent part of his career attracting heavy criticism for how he conducts himself around the media and fellow players -- displayed some goodwill during his rehab stint in South Carolina.
Rodriguez went hitless in his two games for the Charleston RiverDogs on Tuesday and Wednesday, but his Class-A teammates were lauding his presence.
Rodriguez paid for the team meal the two nights he played, including steak dinners from Outback one evening, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported. A-Rod also spent time mentoring players before a game.
"It was a great experience to talk to someone of his stature in the game, one of the all-time greats to ever play baseball," Charleston first baseman Greg Bird said. "What he's gone through is a great experience for us. ... We'd love to have him come back."
Perhaps the most telling part of what Bird told USA Today was a comment about Rodriguez's professional...
BEST OF MAXIM
SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT
Video: Grounds into double play in 1st at bat
The return of Alex Rodriguez is near. He was tested both at the plate and in the field yesterday as he made his first rehab start since undergoing surgery to repair a hip impingement during the offseason. Rodriguez was assigned to the Class-A Charleston RiverDogs. He made his 2013 debut there last night.
The first play Rodriguez had to field was a bunt attempt. He fielded...
Alex Rodriguez called his season's debut a success, even if the results Tuesday night didn't bear that out.
Rodriguez played his first game since a miserable October and went hitless in two at-bats for the Charleston RiverDogs. In his first game since left hip surgery in January, Rodriguez grounded into a double play in his first time up then struck out looking against 23...
Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez grounded out twice and turned a double play Wednesday night in the second game of his minor league rehab stint with Class-A Charleston.
Rodriguez is recovering from left hip surgery in January. He spent time in the dugout signing items for his teammates after he came out, and then jogged out to the right-field stands to sign for fans.
Alex Rodriguez says he'll likely need all 20 rehabilitation games allowed to work back into playing shape before returning to the Yankees. And he is confident he'll be back this season.
The injured third baseman is set to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday night with the minor league Charleston RiverDogs.
Rodriguez was working out at the Yankees spring training complex in...
There is no player who has played the game of baseball better than Alex Rodriguez over the past 18 years. From his defensive play at shortstop and third base, to his ability to hit for average and power, along with a knack for stealing bases, the New York Yankees beleaguered and sometimes toxic third baseman has done it all better than anyone during his career. But he is more of...
Salty Alex Rodriguez told USA Today in no uncertain terms he is not going to $#%&, &^%$ing quit.Maybe he can challenge Brian Cashman to a swearing contest.Too hungover to post. Hurts troo much. See? I can't even type. That's how bad it is. &%$#!
The Yankees are probably wishing Alex Rodriguez quit on them. Even though, there has been rumors that A-Rod is on his way to retirement, he says that isn’t true.
“I know people think I’m nuts,” the embattled Rodriguez told USA Today Sports. “I know most people wouldn’t want the confrontation. Most people would say, ‘Get me out of here. Trade me. Do anything.’
It’s no secret that the Yankees took their place in ‘all time sports blunders’ history by signing Alex Rodriguez on for an additional ten years, at the hefty price of $275 million. But the contact the Angels offered Albert Pujols is proving to be even more of a disaster than the one bestowed upon Arod.
The warning signs were there, the Angels simply chose to avoid them...
Alex Rodriguez reached the point of no return a long time back but apparently he doesn't know it yet. It happened when he went on the DL this last time. Many people think it was when his name was mentioned in connection with the Miami PED clinic but no it was well before then.
A-Rod was already tarnished by the PED brush. In fact, he was pretty much covered in the paint...
PAYING NO MIND
Saying "I know people think I’m nuts," Alex Rodriguez insists he’s not worried about what people say, he just wants the chance to compete on the field.
PAY UP, BUD
Porter Fischer, the whistleblower behind the Biogenesis scandal, has demanded $1 million from Major League Baseball in exchange for documents.