Alex Rodriguez started at third base in yesterday's Yankee exhibition game. A-Rod got a bloop double and made the long throw from third to first after backhanding a bouncer. Nothing earth shattering but A-Rod has shown no sign of breaking down as was predicted by many a few weeks ago.
Alex Rodriguez looks the same, not a mini version as catcher Ivan Rodriguez did after he showed up in spring training one year after the league had started cracking down on the use of performance enhancing drugs (PED).
We still have no idea how well A-Rod can play but he seems to be intact physically and mentally, much to the chagrin of the Puritanical baseball people who wanted A-Rod to pay for his sins in this life.
Alex Rodriguez: why do people think A-Rod will break down in spring training? PED voodoo? Tuesday, February 3, 2015
I've heard multiple people on MBL Network and YES Network say that, including former pitcher Ron Darling and writer Bob Klapisch. Why would they think that? ...
Maybe the VooDoo proponents are correct. Maybe they will fulfill their own prophecy ... by sticking needles into little A-Rod VooDoo dolls. Maybe Manfred, the A-Rod slayer, will be doing that too. Along with Yankee president Randy Levine. And the Steinbrenner Kids. Maybe.