Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/19/13
I am not an Alex Rodriguez fan. I don’t claim to be. Personally, a part of me wants him banned from the game if and when he is found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs, although I know he is not the only guilty one. I am not an Alex Rodriguez fan but after what transpired on Sunday night in Boston, I found myself pulling for him, if for only one night. Boston’s starting pitcher Ryan Dempster found himself in the middle of the spotlight last night when he decided he wanted to take aim (literally) at the controversial slugger. While A-Rod fights to appeal the suspension that Major League Baseball has handed down, Rodriguez is drawing ire from fans and players around the league. Until Sunday night, nothing had escalated on the field between current players and A-Rod until Dempster decided to “send a message” to the Yankee third baseman. After firing a fastball behind him earlier in the at-bat, Dempster drilled Rodriguez on a 3-0 pitch that caught the slugger on the left arm en...
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