Thursday, September 13, 2012

A-Rod takes out Red Sox first baseman, says it reminded him of high school football

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.

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