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Alex Rodriguez hits his second rehab home run

Jul 19, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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Yesterday the New York Daily News continued its quixotic quest to put A-Rod into some phony insurance fraud retirement. Meanwhile, in Scranton, Alex Rodriguez was busy hitting a home run:

It was a vintage A-Rod moment.

Alex Rodriguez strode to the plate in the third inning, his at-bat soundtracked by a mixture of loud applause and loud-enough derisive comments from the PNC Field crowd. Ever the polarizing figure . . . even in a Triple-A rehab stint.

Then Rodriguez delivered.

He launched a 1-and-2 offering over the right-centerfield wall for a two-run homer and was showered with cheers.

It was his second rehab home run. His first at Triple-A.  After the game Rodriguez said he felt “pretty good.” He has three rehab games to go. And, as reported yesterday, is expected to rejoin the Yankees on Monday.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    Cash told his bat to STFU.

    • indaburg - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:42 AM

      Ha! As long as A-rod’s bat is doing the talking, I don’t think Cashman minds. Shoot, Cashman spoke for a great many people when he told A-rod to STFU.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM

        G’morning Burgie – are you ready for a side-job as a furniture installer or what?

      • indaburg - Jul 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        I’ve put together every piece of furniture IKEA makes, I believe. Still have to do a TV stand and DVD holder. Almost done. I have the important stuff. Wifi and cable.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        Sweet – there’s a huge IKEA abt 45 min. from me – got a computer desk that could fit in a shoebox – needed it for an odd little corner

  2. uyf1950 - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Regardless of how A-Rod performs right out of the gate in the Bronx in this Yankee fans opinion it will be a welcome sight to see him both on the field and at bat. The replacements at 3rd base including Youkilis before he got hurt just didn’t cut it. I wish A-Rod and the Yankees the best of luck the remainder of the year.

    • southofheaven81 - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      You can’t wish A-Rod the best! He and his friends dragged some guy out into the woods and executed him! Then Rolling Stone magazine found his best-looking picture & put him on the cover.

      At least that’s what I have to assume, just based on the hysterical hatred that follows the guy everywhere.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      At the end of last season if you had thought: what would it take to make the Borg yearn for A-Rod’s return? I mean, it would have to be an incredible series of injuries and misfortunes, right? Like signing an expensive replacement only to see him get seriously injured almost right away – like having 2 of your most important players start the season injured and then come back for a game or a few only to get hurt again right away – that kind of disaster.

      And guess what?


    • pisano - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      Well put my friend, I’m not a big fan of Arod coming back, but as you said, he’s an improvement of what we’ve seen at third base. If he hits .250 he’ll be an all star at third, compared to what we’ve been seeing.

  3. historiophiliac - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:50 AM


    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      C’mon – put your back into it.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:05 AM

        /toots politely, walks off

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM

        Dammit – I have a shield for flying peanuts and bar garnishes – got nothing for that. /evacuates area

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:12 AM

        Ohhhh god – have you been eating eggs?

  4. paperlions - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Stop insulting the memory of Don Quixote.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      But look at the picture – he’s tilting!

      • paperlions - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        Yeah, but the Daily “News” has completely fallen over and is just wallowing around in its own filth.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM

      Don Quixote is on Twitter.

  5. banpeds - Jul 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    It appears Arod will indeed have a a busy weekend. He will owe MLB an answer on whether to accept a plea bargain suspension.

  6. greymares - Jul 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I would play without a 3rd baseman before i put this low life scumbag back on the field

    • fredverd - Jul 19, 2013 at 3:56 PM

      That’s probably why they haven’t asked you to sit in for Joe, you know, and manage! How thoughtless…

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