Suddenly Clutch Alex Rodriguez is Saving the Yankees Season
This is it. New York fans have been waiting for this Alex Rodriguez. This A-Rod doesn’t give a damn about the tabloids, what people are saying about him or the pressure of the media. Nah, this A-Rod is about getting his business done, giving his all on the baseball field, and telling everybody to F-off when he leaves the locker room.
You have to respect a man, who for the last 2 years, has been ridiculed about his romantic acquaintances and then shows up to Yankee Stadium, fresh off a steroids bust, with Kate Hudson as his latest “showmance.” I mean, that takes balls. A-Rod’s PR people had to be begging him not to get involved with any high-profile women at this point in his life. Nevertheless, the new A-Rod said to hell with it and started dating the girl who literally starred in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”.
However, truth be damned, that doesn’t matter to A-Rod—or at least it doesn’t appear to matter to him. The Yankees slugger, and newfound cheat, has hit 7 homeruns in just 15 games. At that pace, he will break his personal homerun record of 57 homeruns, and he’s already missed 26 games this season.
Makes you wonder why he ever went on steroids, huh?
Oh, well. A-Rod doesn’t care what you wondering anymore. He’s too busy doing his thing: saving the Yankees’ season.
That’s right. A-Rod, or Boy-wonder, is coming up clutch in his own post-steroid era. Rodriguez already has a walk-off homerun and a 9th inning, game-tying homerun this season. The man’s late-inning hitting problems appear to be a thing of the past, and as a result, he has the Yankees on their best streak of the season, winning games like it’s nobody’s business.
If the Yankees keep winning, and as long as A-Rod stays healthy and plays moderately well, Yankees fans will have to look back on this season and point to A-Rod’s return as the reason for the team’s success in 2009. Before him, they were just a .500 team with their biggest everyday acquisition sucking it up like Hoover since the season began. Now with A-Rod in the line up, the Yankees have won 9 of their last 10 games, are in the thick of the AL East race with Toronto and Boston, and Mark Texeira is hitting everything thrown his way with A-Rod batting behind him.
So say what you will Yankees’ fans, but the man you love to hate, who many of you wanted traded after the steroids revelations, is currently in the process of saving your team’s season. And if this new A-Rod manages to take your team to the playoffs and continues to come up clutch like this, he may very well become the cornerstone of this franchise for years to come—steroids allegations be damned.
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