05.31.07

A-Rod Suffers Humiliating Corbin Bernsen Comparison

Posted in Baseball at 9:26 am by

Knowing Alex Rodriguez, Knowing You (A-ha!), with Slappy’s latest crime against Real Yankeehood (abeit in a New York win) ably covered by the New York Daily News’ Mark Feisand.

With his team leading by two runs following his RBI single in the top of the ninth, A-Rod was running between second and third after Jorge Posada had popped up the potential third out.

As Rodriguez went behind Toronto third baseman Howie Clark, who had camped under the ball, he appeared to shout something toward Clark, causing him to back off the play. The ball fell in for a single, allowing a run to score and extending an inning that wound up breaking the game open for the Yankees.

“I said, ‘Hah,’ that’s it,” Rodriguez said. “I was almost past third base. I was surprised the ball bounced.”

The Blue Jays didn’t see it that way.

“I was under it and I heard a ‘Mine’ call, so I let it go,” said Clark, who thought the call came from shortstop John McDonald. “This is my 16th season, granted most of them are in the minor leagues, but it’s never happened once. It happened tonight.”

“I told him it’s bush league. That’s what we do in Little League,” Gibbons said. “The one thing that everybody in the game respects about the Yankees is that they play the game right, they play the game hard. That’s what they’re known for. They’re a class operation.”

“I could care less,” Rodriguez said. “We’re looking not to be swept. It really doesn’t make a difference; we won. Those guys have their opinions, our guys have ours. I’m fine with that.”

Troy Glaus, the Blue Jays’ regular third baseman and a 10-year veteran, was appalled by the play.

“Not since I think ‘Major League II,’ the movie; I think that’s the only time I’ve ever seen it on the field,” Glaus said. “I’ve never heard of someone doing it and I’ve never seen anybody do it. That’s not proper. That’s not the right thing to do.”

In all seriousness, A-Rod might be far more savvy than any of us give him credit for. He might well have realized he’d have to do something rather sensationational to distract the media from his zipper problems, and it appears as though he did just that. I can only hope the organization appreciates that kind of maturity and leadership.

3 Responses to “A-Rod Suffers Humiliating Corbin Bernsen Comparison”

  1. Hot Shit Collage Student says:

    Glaus has been around for 10 years??? Fuck, I’m getting old. No one (especially people who quantify their age by the length of baseball players’ careers) deserves a wake up call like that. Keep the fountain of youth re:Danzig posts coming.

  2. tbl says:

    Even taking into account zipper problems, I’d be reluctant to reveal to the world (or, in this case, two-thirds of North America) that I lacked the wit and timing of Keith Moreland.

  3. Rog says:

    The Sox still owe him one for the Dustin Pedroia Nad Punching so let’s see if Darwinism prevails and he gets plunked and beaten half to death tonight at Fenway.

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