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A-Rod: “Enough doctors, let’s play”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 25, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez has released a statement in the wake of yesterday’s … um … events.

“I think the Yanks and I crossed signals. I don’t want any more mix ups. I’m excited and ready to play and help this team win a championship. I feel great and I’m ready and want to be in the lineup Friday night. Enough doctors, let’s play.”

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54 Responses to “A-Rod: “Enough doctors, let’s play””

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  2. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    HA!

    Endlessly entertaining, this jackass!

  3. Chad Jennings July 25th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Just wondering… Is there any chance Alex woke up this morning and thought:

    “Nailed it! That went really, really well!”

  4. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Chad Jennings says:
    July 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Just wondering… Is there any chance Alex woke up this morning and thought:

    “Nailed it! That went really, really well.!”

    Honestly id say 100%….

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  6. ac1 July 25th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Chad, PROBABLY.
    The guy seems completely out of touch…..

    There is no good answer here.
    If he comes back and sucks, we are stuck
    If he comes back and tears the cover off the ball, we will constantly have to hear about steroids…..

  7. G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    This whole thing is ridiculous and exhausting. Just play the idiot. You’re paying him. The fans are paying him by paying your prices. Enough already.

    MLB clearly is the keystone cops. Who else would suspend one player from the investigation without having all the other suspensions ready to go. They look like Cashman trying to build the team 1 player at a time in the offseason while players came off the board.

    I’m sick of this Arod stuff. This doesn’t feel like the Yankees anymore. It feels like they 80′s Yankees. People worked so hard to get away from this back page nonsense and it’s back now with a vengeance.

    He’s got a contract so play him and let him make a fool out of himself if he’s not physically able to play or if his plan is to limp off the field in a blaze of glory and collect his retirement insurance dollars.

    The Yankees resigned him to this awful deal and they have to deal with it.

    As for Arod, he’s a moron. He really is. He plays hard, but he’s one of the stupidest human beings on the planet and his constant lying is just despicable at this point.

    The sooner his era ends, the better. But in the meantime, put him on the field so this he said she said nonsense stops once and for all.

  8. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Lol, I doubt Alex cares what’s going well or isn’t.. it sounds like, whatever the course of action, he’s going to get what he wants and will be in a game this weekend. If Alex is still worried about his legacy or public opinion at this point I’d be shocked. Everything he does going forward will just be to give the Yankees the finger because they’re stuck with him and he knows it.

  9. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    If last night was the end for Tim Hudson, that’s a big blow to the Braves. He’s been great the last 2 months and has been described as the leader of their pitching staff.

    He’s also been an excellent major league pitcher and class guy.

    I hope he makes it back.

  10. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Play Jeter this weekend and see what he’s got at SS.
    If he can’t handle it, he can DH v. the NL next week.
    No need for both of them unless Arod can play 3rd.

  11. Nick in SF July 25th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    “Enough doctors”

    If it was Jeter saying this, Dr. Gross would at least get a gift basket.

  12. Hassey July 25th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    this is what the lineup would look like if everyone was drafted to WW2 or Korea

  13. austinmac July 25th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Play them both. It is not as if they can lose much more and have a prayer of the playoffs.

  14. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    If last night was the end for Tim Hudson,
    ======================
    it could raise Hughes value to them.

  15. Wave Your Hat July 25th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Maybe ARod actually wants to play.

  16. yankeefeminista July 25th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Play Alex, Cash or come clean. Stop BSing the fans.

  17. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    “The sooner his era ends, the better. But in the meantime, put him on the field so this he said she said nonsense stops once and for all.”

    the worst punishment for Arod would be him playing and being what he was in the playoffs…..you could tell that killed him…

    I don’t think he really has any concept of what to say or do…..he essentially never says or does the right think. He probably DID wake up this morning and say….well I showed them…..whatever he thinks he should do he should just do that opposite and he’d come out better.

  18. austinmac July 25th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Hassey, this may truly be the worst lineup since the war years.

  19. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    If neither of them can play the field then only one will DH, so let Arod sit this weekend and next week for NL games.

  20. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    What was that bit about if Alex doesn’t play until after August 1st..? Something about the insurance pay out?

    Anyway, it would have probably been more effective to just let him play and re-injure himself.

  21. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    That’s what they do with every other player!

  22. yankeefeminista July 25th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I want to see Alex and Jeet, if he is ready, in Sunday’s Matsui appreciation day. Go Yanks!

  23. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    i wonder if Arod got the referral to dr gross from dr. galea or ‘dr.’ boesch….

  24. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Arod is the anti-Matsui.

  25. pat July 25th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    “If he can’t handle it, he can DH v. the NL next week.”

    aren’t they playing in NL parks?

  26. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Alex should consult Manny on how to Win Friends and Influence People.

  27. hardwired7 July 25th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I think that’s the way each day starts on Planet A-Rod.

  28. Nick in SF July 25th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    “Play Alex, Cash or come clean. Stop BSing the fans.”

    Finally, some objectivity!

  29. G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I agree the Yankees should play both Arod and Jeter in the field. It was their plan to rely on a 2 close to 40 yo players coming off a broken ankle and a 2nd hip surgery to win this season.

    They thought that was a good enough plan that they didn’t look for backups until it was too late and they gave perennial DL mainstay Youk a 12 million dollar contract.

    Let the Yankees see what they awesome off season plan looks like when opposing hitters start dropping bunts down the 3b line as if the shift were on and there was no one there.

    I can’t handle all the drama about playing both of them. Let them play. They’re making over 40 million combined this season. Might as well get something for what you paid for at this point.

  30. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    The sooner his era ends, the better.

    ——————

    You mean the Alex era or the steroid era..? Cause if you mean the latter, good luck.

  31. G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    mick,

    No DH in NL parks.

  32. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I agree the Yankees should play both Arod and Jeter in the field. It was their plan to rely on a 2 close to 40 yo players coming off a broken ankle and a 2nd hip surgery to win this season.

    They thought that was a good enough plan that they didn’t look for backups until it was too late and they gave perennial DL mainstay Youk a 12 million dollar contract.

    ————————

    I really feel like I’ve reach the point of laughing at all of this. It sounded completely ridiculous before the season but now it’s like a Monty Python movie…

  33. austinmac July 25th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    It appears to me the Yankees will not activate AROD this weekend and will then say he is not ready to play in the field so no activation while in NL parks. They, will then hope the Commissioner acts.

    I’d play him. If he can help, good. If he can’t play as an MLB player, it proves the disability case. Playing him in two weeks is pointless. That said, I doubt he is physically able to help.

  34. astrocityfan July 25th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    arod should just use the Costanza opposite technique. He should do the exact opposite of every impulse he has from this point forward.

  35. G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Shame,

    The Arod as a Yankee era. It needs to wrap up soon. The Yankees should just DFA him and then hope MLB suspending him makes them some money back and turn it over to the lawyers.

  36. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Play Jeter this weekend and see what he’s got at SS.
    If he can’t handle it, he can DH v. the NL next week.
    No need for both of them unless Arod can play 3rd.
    ===============================
    sorry…meant to say, if he can handle it then he will play SS and pinch hit vs the NL next week.

  37. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    if Alex is ready to play of course they should play him….they are playing him 30 million dollars and if he doesn’t play then Lillebridge or whoever has to play……

  38. eb03 July 25th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    still with the gift basket jokes. they sure haven’t gotten old

  39. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    If the Yankees just decided not to activate Arod even if he was ready…..how long would the grievance situation take? The union would be obligated to work for him I guess but it doesn’t seem like the union or MLB would be jumping at the opportunity to come to Alex’s rescue for something like this……it’s just a bad situation and G. Love is right they need to resolve it as quickly as possible one way or another.

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  42. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    The last I saw of Arod, he was hitting worse than Lillibridge.

    Then he had hip surgery.

  43. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    True or False: The Yankees will score a run today?

  44. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Texas wins for presenting Mo with the dumbest gift ever.

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  46. MG July 25th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    as I said yesterday, play Arod every day at 3rd base until he either begs off (players never do that) or breaks down.

    I would have had him on a plane to DFW last night and had him in the lineup this afternoon in front of a crowd that absolutely hates him in 95+ weather.

    Play both Arod and Jete together in the field except when Jeter DHs, no DH days for Arod, he hasn’t earned that 1/2 day off.

    At this point in time they aren’t going anywhere unless lightning strikes and they might as well get their money’s worth…

  47. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    The problem with the Yankees is they won’t just eat his salary and DFA him. That’s a major issue at play here. If they’re so fed up with him and disgusted by him, just pay him and move on by letting him go….

    Just won’t happen that way. They’ll cry about his contract forever like they inherited it from some other cast of characters in the FO.

  48. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    If they really want Alex gone maybe the best thing to do is play the guy every inning of every game until he loses a leg or something… He wants to play? Play him nonstop. No DH days, forget the issue of a day game after a night game and assume he’s ready, a bunch of games on turf? Run him out there.

  49. hardwired7 July 25th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    blake,

    Does it have to be one of those fancy ‘earned runs’?

  50. RMS July 25th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Arod is the anti-Matsui.

    ———————————————————————–
    Arod is the anti-Jeter

  51. Hassey July 25th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    If A-Rod thinks he has it bad with the press, he should read the book “Sixty-One” by Tony Kubek…to see what Maris went thru

  52. ac1 July 25th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    First pitch swinging from a guy hitting under 100 after a 7 pitch ab…

    Ugh

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