The Fate of A-Rod

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major comedy potential in the farewell tour

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 March 2016 18:33 (three years ago) link

passes Aaron with last at bat of career, fails to touch third, called out.

pandit pran nathalie (sanskrit), Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:21 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

His (presumably) final year is shaping up to be Willie Mays/Steve Carlton-level awful.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:14 (three years ago) link

his 41st bday is tomorrow

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:26 (three years ago) link

mike schmidt-y

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:38 (three years ago) link

Dick Vitale ‏@DickieV 21m21 minutes ago
Does @AROD retire?@Buster_ESPN Yankees, A-Rod to hold press conference

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 August 2016 02:36 (three years ago) link

Alex Rodriguez retiring, taking position with Yankees

Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will retire from baseball and take a job with the organization as a special advisor and instructor, the club announced.

He will play his final game on Friday, August 12, and sign a new contract to work with the club running through the 2017 season. He will report directly to owner Hal Steinbrenner, with his role starting in the 2017 season.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 7 August 2016 16:42 (three years ago) link

He said Steinbrenner reached out to him on Wednesday to begin discussing his transition. Rodriguez would not elaborate on details.

...“As far as milestones,” he said, “I would have had an unbelievable time trying to go after them...I would have had fun not only trying to hit home runs but help the team finish on a strong note. Those were not the cards I was dealt, and I’m at peace with the organization’s decision.”

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 7 August 2016 16:44 (three years ago) link

Aug. 12? Here's your hat, what's your hurry...

clemenza, Sunday, 7 August 2016 16:54 (three years ago) link

little harsh

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 7 August 2016 21:24 (three years ago) link

weird they wouldn't try to milk a 700 celebration when they're not in contention

qualx, Sunday, 7 August 2016 21:46 (three years ago) link

cool chainz

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 August 2016 22:02 (three years ago) link

http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/08/09/alex-rodriguez-trade-red-sox-yankees-alternate-history?xid=si_social

whoa i had forgotten about this aborted trade: would have involved up to 5 superstars at various points of their careers: a-rod, manny ramirez, nomar, magglio ordonez, jon lester

Benching A-Rod wasn't about winning -- it was vindictive

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 18:38 (three years ago) link

Wally still gettin paid for that 'outraged' shtick

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 19:25 (three years ago) link

@AndrewMarchand
Joe Girardi: "My job description does not entail farewell tours."

@Ken_Rosenthal
Jeter in 2014: Fifth-worst OPS among qualifiers, batted second in 141 of his 145 games.

i'm sure girardi's in a tough spot, but maybe avoid straight-up bullshit

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 21:54 (three years ago) link

0-4 tonight drops his average to .199.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIpxik8thbc

clemenza, Friday, 12 August 2016 03:50 (three years ago) link

hey they took Reggie outta mothballs for this

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 August 2016 23:04 (three years ago) link

animatronic Lou Piniella

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 August 2016 23:05 (three years ago) link

and it starts to pour lol

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 August 2016 23:07 (three years ago) link

@Stefmara
#NowPlayingatYankeeStadium Miami 2017 -Billy Joel

mookieproof, Friday, 12 August 2016 23:46 (three years ago) link

what
a
moment

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 August 2016 02:47 (three years ago) link

12 (or 13?) seasons. 1 championship. #missionaccomplished

nomar, Saturday, 13 August 2016 02:52 (three years ago) link

not a winner, obviously

at least we have tebow

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 August 2016 03:02 (three years ago) link

apparently he Marlins are interested :|

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 15 August 2016 19:23 (three years ago) link

literal retirement home

qualx, Monday, 15 August 2016 21:57 (three years ago) link

Trying to figure out if Stanton's injury makes this more or less likely. Are they interested because they figure they're out of it and 700 home runs might sell some tickets (more likely now), or is it that they were thinking he might have made a difference in a close wild-card finish (less likely)?

clemenza, Monday, 15 August 2016 22:02 (three years ago) link

Might put some butts in the seats. Might prove to be a useful bench bat. And the price is right.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 15 August 2016 23:22 (three years ago) link

i can't imagine it'll put enough butts in seats to make up for the cost unless he agrees to the minimum

qualx, Monday, 15 August 2016 23:38 (three years ago) link

I thought the Yankees were stuck paying him?

Looks like it might not be happening now anyways.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 16 August 2016 01:04 (three years ago) link

If the Yanks do cut A-Rod, how long till the Marlins sign him at league minimum?

― earlnash, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:06 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You just had to know if any club would want A-Rod, it would be the Fish.

earlnash, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 01:27 (three years ago) link

Word is that he rejected an offer to sign with the Marlins and doesn't want to play anywhere for the rest of 2016. We'll see.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 07:10 (three years ago) link

I don't understand his contract situation. He can sit out and get paid by the Yankees this year and next, but if he were to sign with another team (e.g. the Marlins), then he forfeits that money?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 13:52 (three years ago) link

I assumed that any team would have to pick up his contract, but the espn article says A-Rod is "technically a free agent" which says to me that he can sign with who he wants and for how much he wants.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 13:53 (three years ago) link

So the "special advisor" thing with the Yankees is just smoke so everybody saves face?

two months pass...

A-Rod, Act II: His playing career may be over, but Alex Rodriguez is now a TV star

http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/11/01/alex-rodriguez-fox-sports-baseball-world-series-pete-rose

Andy K, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 22:41 (three years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwNfbfuXEAg_9LT.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 23:23 (three years ago) link

two months pass...
one month passes...

hired full-time by fox

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:11 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

After the loss of his original rider, Arod was given to Legolas by Éomer Éadig, in compensation for the supposed deaths of Merry and Pippin. Legolas ordered for his saddle and rein to be taken off, and rode him bareback with ease.[1]

nomar, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:29 (two years ago) link

if only he'd been a centaur

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 18:34 (two years ago) link

happy birthday 2 arod

johnny crunch, Thursday, 27 July 2017 14:12 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

today i learned his gf is J-Lo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VgLkk_drx4

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:32 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

Hey @AROD , let’s get nutty. 02.03.19 🥜 pic.twitter.com/qpxLR9LZZ7

— Mr. Peanut (@MrPeanut) January 23, 2019

omar little, Sunday, 27 January 2019 22:39 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

He and J-Lo just got engaged.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Buzz2J8ADNB/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=XAZRMgABAAEUBzVAlXtf48i4S0Ki

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 10 March 2019 04:12 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/05/931/524/jlo-arod.jpg

kind of bitter that a-rod didn't wear a centaur outfit

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 14:21 (seven months ago) link


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