Alex Rodriguez retires from the game of baseball, in the middle of August…… What a wild carer A-Rod has had. A guy that has won the MVP 3 times (probably should be 5 times), a 14 time all-star, 10 time silver slugger, owns a world series ring, and is number four on the all time home run list, isn’t even going to be in the Hall Of Fame. A-Rod was probably the greatest all around baseball player that I grew up watching. And to be honest, I hated him so much when he was the best player in the leauge and on the Yankees. What made the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry so great, was A-Rod. He was the highest paid player, a cry baby diva, but would also mash the ball against us. Love him or hate him, A-Rod is an all time great. It sucks that his career has to end like this, and his legacy is forever tainted. When A-Rod eventually gets snubbed from the HOF, everyone who watched him play will know how great he really was. He doesn’t need a plaque to be recognized as a potential GOAT. I loved A-Rod when he was on the Mariners and Rangers, and that love instantly turned to hate when he joined the dark side. But he won me back towards the end of his career. After he was suspended 211 games or what ever bizarre number it was, I loved that he continued to mash dingers when everyone thought his career was done. When he created “A-Rod Corp” and pretended like he was doing extensive paper work 24/7, but in reality he was just signing balls, was great.
Buisness man version of A-Rod is my favorite. It’s going to be weird watching baseball without him, you will be forever missed sweet prince.