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Postby thursday_13 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:23 pm

I think things have gotten out of hand. I am not a Yankees fan, in fact, I enjoy cheering against anyone but the Yankees. (Go Athletics) However, I have had my fill of the collective wisdom that A-Rod is a waste of money, needs to get traded, or just outright sucks in the clutch.


A-Rod as of last week was leading the league in game winning RBI. More than David Ortiz in fact. Sounds pretty clutch to me.

A-Rod is on pace for his 9th straight season with 100+ RBI and 30+ HR. We're watching a future hall of famer play, and we all hate him because he gets paid well for it.

I think we need to take a day off from ripping him, and congratulate the guy for being the youngest ever to reach 450 HR. If you post in this thread I ask that you not be sarcastic or insulting. Just say something nice about this guy. He deserves it.

A-Rod deserves credit because he has never been allegated in any of the 'roid scandals. He's earned everything he has. A-Rod might not be the most charasmatic man, he plays for a team we hate, and he's fun to cheer against; but he's still pretty damn good. Honestly, I'd love to have the answer of the question "Who has hit the most career home runs" be: Hank Aaron, and if Bonds passes that, then A-Rod.


So lets take a day off. Please. I think people have taken the thrill of cheering against him too far. So Lets see some Yankee hating, A-Rod bashing people say a couple nice things about the guy.
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Postby Mreater71 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:43 pm

Totally agree! Even though he wouldn't admit it, u know all this is getting to him mentally somewhat because of all this bashing and it's affecting his play somewhat. If people will layoff, he will show why, in my opinion, he is the best player in baseball today!
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Postby Mashug » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:43 pm

Fans can be brutal. Some sportswriter last week insinuated that A-Rod's throwing errors were a result of him hanging out at Central Park in the sun with his family. Get a life!

If you want to hate someone, focus on bonds.
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Postby Strasil42 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:19 pm

Maybe he would get more support if he didn't hit all 450 of those homeruns in blowouts and against the Royals.

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Postby 1337_Dude » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:57 pm

I agree. It's sad how little him getting 450 and 2000 will be talked about. He's having a rough stretch right now, but I really hope he works his way through it so the "fans" will get off his back.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:02 pm

I would be honored to have Arod in a Devil Ray uniform if the Yanks really want to get rid of him. ;-D ;-D He is a great player going through a tough stretch right now, but he will come through it.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:37 pm

Not a chance. The biggest choker on the biggest choke team in history is never going to be given a free pass. Man has never won a thing.
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Postby Strasil42 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:46 pm

TheYanks04 wrote: Man has never won a thing.


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Postby TheYanks04 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:48 pm

Strasil42 wrote:
TheYanks04 wrote: Man has never won a thing.


All-Star
1996
1997
1998
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2005


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1996-Major League Player of the Year
2001-AL-Hank Aaron Award
2002-AL-Hank Aaron Award
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2005-AL-MVP

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2003-AL--SS

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1998-AL--SS
1999-AL--SS
2000-AL--SS
2001-AL--SS
2002-AL--SS
2003-AL--SS
2005-AL--3B


All personal glory. Nothing for his team. I do not think he even has a HS championship to his name. Nice numbers vs Travis Harper in May do not win WS Rings.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:54 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Not a chance. The biggest choker on the biggest choke team in history is never going to be given a free pass. Man has never won a thing.


Ted Williams never won a thing either. Is he a choker?
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