Alex Rodriquez looked like Brandon Jacobs rumbling through a lone safety when he ran into the Boston Red Sox first baseman during Wednesday night's game at Fenway Park.
New York Yankee fans held their breaths after A-Rod plowed into James Loney and stayed on the ground for a moment before getting up and dusting himself off. They had a reason to worry. It's only been nine days since the Yankees third baseman returned to the roster after missing six weeks on the DL with a broken hand.
Rodriguez laughed off the 30-yard run and said it "reminded me of my old football days in Miami."
If you didn't know, the 6-foot-3, 230 pound A-Rod was a standout quarterback for his high school team and was considered a top prospect.
This three-game Yankees-Red Sox series doesn't have the intensity of past Septembers — the Yankees are still fighting for a playoff spot but the Sox are just trying to stay relevant and play spoilers — but that didn't stop Rodriguez from bringing a little drama.
Afterwards, he said the crash "looked more funny than anything else."
The Yankees held on to win, 5-4. A-Rod finished the game by going 1-for-5 with no touchdowns or INTs.