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Crowd rises to A-Rod’s defense

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 24, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

There was a small crowd at Legends Field today, maybe 1,000 people, and the music was softer than it usually is.

So it was easy to hear when some joker yelled out, “Hey, A-Rod, you suck!” as Alex Rodriguez was leaving the batting cage after taking a few swings against Kei Igawa.

Even Rodriguez turned and look at the guy, who was wearing a Dartmouth t-shirt. It sort of made you wince because you knew everybody had heard it. A few people turned and told the guy to shut up.

When it was Rodriguez’s turn again, the crowd gave him a nice ovation with some fans standing and shouting encouragement. He cracked a ball into right field and the cheers got even louder.

What does this all mean? Hard to say. But I get the sense that most Yankee fans want to cut the guy a break and are pulling for him.




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