Hop Aboard the A-Rod Coaster

Rodriguez in 2008 (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Rodriguez in 2008 (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

If a roller coaster was created with the same sharp rises, abrupt plunges, and spine-bending curves of Alex Rodriguez’ Yankee career, its G-Forces would kill anyone foolish enough to ride it.  Here are some of the rises and falls of A-Rod’s nine seasons in pinstripes. [Rises in bold]

  • Feb. 15, 2004 | Traded to NY from the Rangers.  He chooses #13.  No one finds this ominous.
  • July 24, 2004 | Brawls with Jason Varitek at Fenway
  • Oct. 9, 2004 | Finishes ALDS with .421 BA
  • Oct. 19, 2004 | Swats the ball out of Bronson Arroyo’s glove in Game 6 of the ALCS
  • Apr. 26, 2005 | 3 HR and 10 RBIs vs. the Angels
  • Nov. 14, 2005Wins 2nd AL MVP, 1st with the Yanks
  • May 30, 2007 | Shouts while passing a Toronto 3B, causing him to drop a pop up
  • Aug. 4, 2007 | 500th HR
  • Oct. 8, 2007 | Dating back to Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS he is 0 for 29 with RISP in the postseason.
  • Oct. 28, 2007 | Opts out of his contract.
  • Nov. 19, 2007 | Wins his 3rd AL MVP, 2nd with the Yanks.
  • Feb. 9, 2009 | Admits to using steroids from 2001-2003
  • May 8, 2009 | Returns after missing first month of the season, hitting a 3-run HR on 1st pitch.
  • Aug. 7, 2009 | Walkoff 15th inning HR vs. Red Sox
  • Oct. 9, 2009 | Ties Game 2 of the ALDS with a 2-run HR in the 9th inning
  • Oct. 17, 2009 | Ties Game 2 of the ALCS with a 2-run HR in the 11th inning
  • Oct. 31, 2009 | HR off a camera in RF in Game 3 of the World Series
  • Nov. 4, 2009 | Wins World Series, finishing postseason with 18 RBIs
  • Aug. 4, 2010 | Hits 600th HR
  • Sept. 29, 2010 | Record 13th straight season with 30 HR/100 RBI
  • Oct. 22, 2010 | Finishes ALCS with .190 BA
  • July 11, 2011 | Undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Aug. 4, 2011 | ESPN reports he participated in illegal, underground poker games
  • Oct. 6, 2011 | Finishes ALDS with .111 BA
  • June 12, 2012Hits record-tying 23rd grand slam
  • July 24, 2012 | Breaks hand on HBP
  • Oct. 13, 2012 | Reportedly hits on female fans during Game 1 of the ALCS
  • Oct. 18, 2012 | Finishes 3 for 25 in the postseason
  • Jan. 16, 2013 | Has surgery on his left hip
  • Jan. 29, 2013 | Linked to PEDs again through his connection to a Florida clinic
  • Jan. 30, 2013 | The Yanks look into voiding his contract

It’s anyone’s best guess what tomorrow will hold.

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Posted on February 2, 2013, in Misc. News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I’m getting a little tired of A-Rod. All of this feels like a really bad baseball soap opera that needs to get cancelled.

  2. Just wanted to let you guys know that I met Michael Kay at a restaurant in New Orleans. Could not have been nicer. Also, saw Kim Jones at the same restaurant but didn’t really talk to her like I did him.

  3. Dan H. here are some lows you may want to add to your list::

    1. Alex kisses his reflection in the mirror…right after Yankees lose
    2. Alex caught with stripper
    3. Madonna breaks Alex’s heart
    4. Cameran Diaz and Arod do heavy PDA at Super Bowl
    5. Alex caught gambling
    6. Alex caught with Yuri AFTER Yuri was banned from hotels
    7. Alex makes clubhouse attendant put toothpaste on his toothbrush.
    8.Alex says Jeter is overrated…..disrespecting his friend. Other players come to Jeters defense and say he is not overrated and that Arod is.

  4. When the guy is super juiced, massaged with HGH, shot in the ass with Boli and has testerone rubdowns he is he best hitter in baseball in the last 17 years. (with Bonds)

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