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A-Rod back in Yankees lineup

Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:20 pm
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By Matt Snyder

All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez is back in the Yankees lineup, and hitting cleanup, Sunday (Marc Carig via Twitter) at Minnesota. He's been out of the lineup since July 7 after having to undergo surgery on his right knee meniscus. A-Rod's inclusion in the lineup ends one of the more colorful DL stints in recent memory, as Rodriguez had to deal with the publicity of an alleged underground poker game and faced a possible suspension -- only to be found relatively innocent in the situation.

The 14-time All-Star bolsters an already-strong Yankees offense. He's hitting .295/.366/.485 with 13 homers and 52 RBI in 80 games this season. The Yankees enter Sunday with a 1/2 game lead over the Red Sox in the vaunted AL East.

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peulouy
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:26 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 10:15 am
 

A-Rod back in Yankees lineup

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Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:42 pm
 

A-Rod back in Yankees lineup

I need to apologize for being rash.  It was wrong of me to criticize the way you do your job when you were in fact not on the job.  The your post was linked with news from MLB today, and I took it to be from one of the reporters on staff.  I get quite upset when I read stories from credentialed journalists that are in no way any different that you or I may post on a blog.  It is their responsibility to accurately report news, and the responsibility of the media companies to make a clear designation of what information they present is actually news.  The line has blurred to the point where nothing in the news media can possibly have any credibility.

I agree that the business about poker is a non-issue.  I play quite a bit myself both in casinos and at "illegal" home games.  I'm a Yankee fan, but my interest in Alex Rodriguez stops there.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:00 pm
 

A-Rod back in Yankees lineup

hotrodherman:

None of us have all the facts, that's why I said "relatively." If not, I'd be saying he's never done anything wrong on the poker front, and we don't know that to be the case. I thought it was as unbiased as I could be. And in all honesty, I have zero problem with A-Rod and have specifically said I don't think the poker thing was a big deal at all. See for yourself: http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/

entry/22297882/31191233

Also, I'm not a reporter. I'm a blogger. If I show bias, that's OK. It's part of the game.

- Matt



Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 1:14 pm
 

A-Rod back in Yankees lineup

I'm really not much of a fan of his, but I'm much less so a fan of the level of news reporting that is evidenced all around us today.  This quote is particularly inappropriate.
"A-Rod's inclusion in the lineup ends one of the more colorful DL stints in recent memory, as Rodriguez had to deal with the publicity of an alleged underground poker game and faced a possible suspension -- only to be found relatively innocent in the situation."

By "found relatively innocent" the reporter must have been referencing the fact that the poker game in question took place during the 2009 World Series.  I seem to remember Mr. Rodriguez being otherwise occupied during that time.  Way to go, Matt Snyder.  That's a hell of an unbiased, newsworthy comment you've got there.  The proper term would have been "found innocent".  I understand that Alex Rodriguez can be quite unlikable, but I would appreciate it if the inflammatory remarks were left in these comment sections rather than the news story.




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