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Rodriguez: “I thought I hit a much bigger home run”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Podcast on Jul 01, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mariners Yankees BaseballIt was CC Sabathia who let the cat out of the bag: When Alex Rodriguez stepped to the plate in the eighth inning, he was convinced it was the ninth. When he hit a two-run home run, he was sure it was a walk off.

“I thought I hit a much bigger home run than I actually did,” Rodriguez said. “I hit it and I looked at A.J. and Pettitte, and they weren’t jumping over the railing. At that point I felt like we probably had one half inning to play. It was pretty embarrassing.”

Making the whole thing even funnier, when someone asked about the importance of bouncing back with a win, Rodriguez got his days of the week mixed up.

“We ran into a wave of great pitching on Friday and Saturday,” he said. Then he paused. “Friday and Saturday, right? The last two nights.”

There might have been a time when Rodriguez would have been tense in a situation like that. Instead, he was laughing with everyone else. I literally woke up on Friday morning and could not remember which city I was in. More often than not I have no idea what day of the week it is and today I forgot to list the first baseman in the Seattle lineup. When those moments happen, you have to laugh and move on. That’s what Rodriguez did.

Here’s his postgame audio.

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