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Most current Major League Baseball players wouldn’t want to be caught dead associating with Pete Rose. So, it makes perfect sense that the all-time hit king is pretty chummy with Alex Rodriguez.
Rose was in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday — not at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, obviously, but at a memorabilia store a block away — and he spoke to USA Today on a number of subjects. One of those subjects was his friend A-Rod, who he met at an autograph signing in, of all places, Las Vegas, a couple of years ago.
“A-Rod is a great kid, I think, but he lacks self-confidence,” Rose said. “A lot of good players do. Sparky Anderson taught me this a long time ago: There’s three ways you can treat a person. You can pat ‘em on the butt, you can kick ‘em in the butt, or you can leave ‘em alone. If Sparky was alive today, he’d tell you that A-Rod needs to be patted on the butt.”
Rose didn’t really answer questions about the specific allegations against Rodriguez, but he did indicate he feels
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An anonymous teammate of Alex Rodriguez says Yankees players are prepared to trash the third baseman if it is discovered he used PEDs and lied about it.
Before we get started on parsing the mysteries of Alex Rodriguez, know that this is the source of inspiration for the post. Thanks, Yahoo! Expert, Tim Brown. Now, into the depths of sports lunacy. Much beloved centaur and former best baseball player in the world, Alex Rodriguez has been a source of comedy and controversy for a long time. The Biogenesis scandal has just been another...
TAMPA, Fla. — A doctor retained by Alex Rodriguez for a second opinion — one that contradicted the New York Yankees’ diagnosis of his leg injury Wednesday — was reprimanded this year by New Jersey’s board of medical examiners over steroid prescriptions.
Rodriguez is one of more than a dozen players under investigation by Major League Baseball for alleged ties to a Florida...
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A doctor who claims he examined Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees third baseman supposedly suffered a quadriceps injury says A-Rod has no such injury.
Alex Rodriguez didn't stop to talk with reporters after his rehabilitation session at the team's minor league complex, two days before Major League Baseball is likely to suspend the New York Yankees third baseman for his connection to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Coming back from January hip surgery and strained quadriceps he hurt...
It is an all-out war of words in the Bronx between Alex Rodriguez, who wants to be playing in the Bigs this weekend, and the Yankees, who claim he is still injured.
Alex Rodriguez obviously wanted his personal doctor, Dr. Michael Gross, to appear on WFAN Wednesday and claim he is fully healthy and does not have a Grade 1 quad strain, contrary to the New York Yankees’ diagnosis. Now that he has attempted to make a point, Rodriguez wants to move forward. On Thursday, A-Rod released [...]
I still have my inside sources T…Some habits are hard to break. We all know Pete Rose had bet on baseball while manager of the Cincinnati Reds. In 1989 an agreement banning Rose from baseball for life was reached. It declared Rose “permanently ineligible.” So do you think Pete still bets…you bet he does. Our source sent in this pic of Charlie Hustle in the sportsbook at the...
I don’t talk just read the sign T…The latest details regarding Alex Rodriguez’s doctor and his damaged relationship with the Yankees organization is great stuff. A-Rod might just face a lifetime ban from major league baseball, so let’s all pray for A-Rod.-TOAlex Rodriguez 1987 lookin assAlex Rodriguez is the Fugitive?
If you had to bet which would you say Alex Rodriguez stands a better chance of doing?
Returning to form as a healthy player for the New York Yankees or avoiding a monstrous suspension from baseball?
On both fronts A-Rod appears to be trailing by five runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
Really the only question now is how each of his games will end.
Is Rodriguez 38...
It was December 2003, and the Red Sox had just lost the ALCS to the hated Yankees a couple months prior, but everything seemed to be going the Red Sox way. They had just traded for the best Shortstop in all of baseball, and once he worked out a restructured deal, he would come to Boston and a number 3 jersey with the name Rodriguez would be handed to him at a press conference.
So, Alex Rodriguez may be in trouble for going out of turn when it came to consulting a doctor outside of the Yankees purview...
What a player is supposed to do, according to the MLBPA by-laws and collective bargaining agreement, is notify the team in writing that you're seeking an opinion that has nothing to do with the team you play for...
The whole thing has become a circus now.
The only thing I am curious about is if A-Rod gets to keep his money now.
A person familiar with the Yankees' deliberations says the team
intends to discipline Alex Rodriguez for seeking a second medical
opinion on his injured leg without New York's permission.