The goal was to tell you whether the best player in baseball feels he can play against Cleveland on Friday night.
But Alex Rodriguez didn’t want to say.
Rodriguez was in the clubhouse when we arrived after the game, having received treatment on his bruised left calf during the game.
After we interviewed Torre, Chien-Ming Wang and Bobby Abreu, Rodriguez was spotted near his locker. Asked whether he thought he could play on Friday, Rodriguez loudly cleared his throat but didn’t say anything before going in the shower.
OK. So we waited in the hallway outside the clubhouse. Rodriguez emerged again but walked right past a group of 10 reporters to the door.
“How’s your leg,” somebody shouted.
“Sore,” he said.
At that point, Rodriguez literally ran toward a waiting limo. Like many players, he is spending the day off at home, not in Cleveland.
So there you have it. He’s “sore” but he can run.