Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A-Rod Stays at Third

The hype: A-ROD COULD PLAY SHORT!!

The reality: A-Rod starts at third, Betemit in at short.

Call me crazy, but I just don't see the Yankees messing with their best hitter. The time for Rodriguez to play shortstop in the Bronx was in 2004. That ship sailed, and he should stick to the hot corner.

4 comments:

Mr. Thursday said...

Oh, sure, tactically speaking, you may be correct. But, I mean, how much more fun is it if A-Rod moves back to short, and, somehow, looks like Ozzie Smith out there for a couple of games, while continuing to knock the cover off the ball? And then Jetes comes back and throws a few away? Sure, it's unlikely to happen, but it flat cannot occur if A-Rod stays at third, like a responsible ball club.

Alex said...

How did ARod not get put at short when he was traded to the Yankees? Did no one recognize how bad at fielding Jeter is? Really? Did Jeter come forward and say he wouldn't give up his position? I honestly don't know because I didn't read much about baseball at the time. Still, though, Jeter strikes me as being completely full of himself. The latest example is having his name recorded by Bob Sheppard. Sure, it's cool that his voice will still be heard despite his illness, but all I read when I saw that was Jeter thinking "I deserve to have my name read by that guy." Why not make a recording for other players? Maybe I'm missing something. Anyhow, flame away...

Justin Zeth said...

Did Jeter come forward and say he wouldn't give up his position?

Yes. Rodriguez was so ecstatic at escaping Texas that he didn't fight the Cap'n over it.

drpaisley said...

how much more fun is it if A-Rod moves back to short, and, somehow, looks like Ozzie Smith out there for a couple of games, while continuing to knock the cover off the ball?

Not as much fun as A-Rod going 0-4 with 4 strikeouts, three looking.

Go Royals!