Originally written June 19, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been under fire since his first day in pinstripes. Yankee fans love to hate A-rod, but I am proud to say that I am not one of them. Still, one would think with the way the Yankees are tearing it up on the baseball field right now, just won their 10th in a row for crying out loud, that fans would be content but no, not here in the Big Apple. I guess that is why I should have been less surprised when I received this email from a very good, friend who happens to be a diehard Yankees fan? SUBJECT: A-rod: Reality Check Let me first stat that the writer of the above email is a dear friend whom I adore, but that doesn’t change that he is a hater-fan. Fact is the Yankees are winning as a team; and fact is A-rod is a big part of the team. Is he the same player he was five seasons ago? No, but unlike the majority of us, A-rod’s daily job consists of physical activity and it exposes things that the rest of us take for granted. In a sense, you h...

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