The scowling image of Alex Rodriguez took up most of the sports section front page in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel today. “Hometown hero?” was the headline.
The accompanying story quotes several of A-Rod supporters including his high school coach.
Alex gets booed pretty much everywhere he goes, even Yankee Stadium lately. But Miami is the place he calls home and where he grew up. If there ever is a crowd that will welcome him, it should be here.
The Marlins, who usually draw flea-market sized crowds, are expecting 100,000+ this weekend for the Yankees. It’ll be interesting to hear how Alex is received.