Word via Peter Abraham's Lohud Yankees Blog is that Alex Rodriguez had an impressive day in extended spring training, homering twice. The general consensus is that A-Rod will return on Friday, especially considering Jorge Posada's untimely trip to the disabled list.
All of this sets up a fun May 15th at the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. After Thursday's game against the Rays, the Yankees embark on a seven game road trip, likely featuring A-Rod's return to the lineup. The first game back at home is a Friday, May 15th tilt with the Minnesota Twins. It will likely be A-Rod's first game at the new Yankee Stadium - the place that many had hoped would be the home of many record-breaking moments for the feared slugger. Now, after steroid revelations and pitch-tipping allegations, he will be lucky not to be booed, even before he fails in what New York fans perceive as a "clutch moment."
Unfortunately, fellow blog author Nick will be graduating from college that weekend, so we won't be on hand to balance out the idiots who will inevitably boo him. We are sick of defending A-Rod, but for the Yankees to compete this year, they need A-Rod to perform, and that means supporting him (and the rest of the team), not tearing him down.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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