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It's not a headline as iconic as "Headless Body in Topless Bar," but the New York Post expressed what they consider Yankee fans' feelings loud and clear with Monday's front page featuring a photo of Alex Rodriguez and 160-point, block letters spelling out "JUST GO." According to the New York tabloid: Yankees fans have had enough of Alex Rodriguez — and would like to see the PED-linked prima donna take a long walk out of The Bronx for good. While the defiant Yankees third baseman awaits his fate from MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Monday morning, fans, reportedly fed up with the drawn-out Biogenesis scandal, believe that A-Rod cheated and should accept the ban and leave. Rather than mourn the loss of the high-paid superstar, many Yankees fans said they believe the team would be better off if A-Rod would take his $29 million salary and just go away. The suspension ruling that is expected today comes just as A-Rod is ready to get off a long stint on the disabled list, where he was recovering from a hip injury. He has the right to stay on the team as he appeals any suspension, so he may be in the lineup tonight even if Selig bans him through 2014. The prospect of an embattled and humiliated Rodriguez taking the field had people flocking to Twitter yesterday to mock him. “Hey @AROD, you should juice up as much as you can while you appeal your suspension. You won’t win, [might] as well go out with a bang,” said a user who took the name “Not Aroid.” Another user named Quanell said: “Hey @arod ! Great example you are setting for kids. Why don’t you quit and admit cheaters don’t win? Take your dirty money and go away.” Fans even took shots at A-Rod's former Hollywood romances. “Biggest lesson learned from this whole @AROD scandal is that you should NEVER let Cameron Diaz feed you popcorn,” he said. Expect to see more than a few of these front pages at Yankee Stadium when the team returns on Friday — if A-Rod is still around. Maybe with the headline: "Clueless Slugger with Fanless Base."
BEST OF MAXIM
The Alex Rodriguez show has only just begun.
English: A-Rod batting in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
And here is what happened on A-Rod’s first official day back in the pinstripes:
- MLB finally handed out the infamous Biogenesis suspensions yesterday, and A-Rod got the heftiest at 211-games. The other 12 players busted will sit out 50-games, which is standard...
Yankees manager Joe Girardi criticized fans who cheered when Alex Rodriguez got hit by a pitch on Tuesday, saying, "There is something wrong with that."
It is certainly no secret that Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman sees things through a Yankees-colored light to the point that she probably wears pinstriped pajamas. But she found a new way to prove that sometimes, at least, she just doesn’t see all of reality.
Waldman and longtime radio partner John Sterling were on hand Monday night in Chicago where Yankees third baseman...
Alex Rodriguez just talked himself out of a possible settlement with Major League Baseball and faces a 214-game suspension to be handed down on Monday the Daily News has learned.
Following Rodriguez’s explosive comments after Friday night’s minor league rehab game in Trenton in which Rodriguez basically said Major League Baseball and the Yankees were conspiring to keep him...
Alex Rodriguez will reportedly appeal any suspension levied by MLB in connection to Biogensis and PEDs. This meme shows what his defense will be.
Alex Rodriguez is ready to play and ready to put up a fight. He certainly doesn't see the next games possibly being his last with the threat of a lifetime ban or a lengthy suspension from major league baseball over his head.
The much-maligned 14-time All-Star who has 647 career home runs hit a two-run homer for the Class AA Trenton Thunder over five innings of play in a 6-2...
WFAN cut to every Alex Rodriguez at bat last night. Besides the overkill, you had the demented one, Suzyn Waldman, hearing and seeing things. Sure, cheers for Arod but -- wow, Friday's going to be like Kim Jong-un has returned home.
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In the final blow from the Biogenesis scandal, Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees’ third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, through the end of the 2014 season. The punishment extends 211 regular season games and would also include any postseason opportunities this year or next year for the former All-Star.
A-Rod’s punishment came last on a busy Monday full of 12 other suspensions...
A total of 12 players, not named Alex Rodriguez, have been suspended in consequence for their involvement with the shady South Florida drug clinic known as Biogenesis. All 12 have accepted their suspensions with none having plans to appeal.
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It should also be noted that Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani...
One by one the names were read, but only one brought an immediate response from me: Jordany Valdespin of the New York Mets.
The reaction was two-fold. First laughter, because aren’t these supposed to be “performance enhancing drugs?’’ The second was this probably explains a lot about his behavior, which seemingly has been a permanent case of “Roid Rage.’’
When news broke thatMajor League Baseball had suspended Alex Rodriguez through 2014, opinions ranged far and wide on the punishment for the slugger and whether or not it was fair. While Rodriguez has vowed to fight the suspension, one person had an interesting theory on why A-Rod has had so many troubles lately.
Former Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen chimed in with his thoughts...
It was a dark day for baseball.
No, it was a great day for baseball.
How about we just agree it was an important day in baseball history?
Monday was D-Day for Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation, as 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions for violating MLB's drug policy and Yankees star Alex Rodriguez defiantly appealed a suspension through the 2014 season...
However you feel about the Alex Rodriguez debacle, you have to agree that it makes for excellent baseball television. Personally, I’m quite enjoying the circus – schadenfreude has always been one of my strong suits.
When A*Rod takes the field in Chicago, he’ll doubtless face a loud chorus of boos and jeers. After talking to a few Yankees fans, I don’t think...
The Yankees square off against the White Sox in the second game of a three-game series tonight from Chicago. Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup, this time as the designated hitter in the three-hole. Tonight also features a great pitching match-up with Hiroki Kuroda going against hard throwing lefty Chris Sale. Check out our game preview here.
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Today on The Slant, host Brad Stein discusses the legacy of Alex Rodriguez, the impact that additional replay will have on MLB, Tiger Woods, and other hot topics.
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