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Old 10-28-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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There are a lot of reasons to hate A-Rod, but there is a big reason to love him too: the 2009 postseason. He was amazing. You can make a strong argument that we would not have gotten past the Twins that year without A-Rod's game tying homeruns in Games 2 and 3. It's also highly doubtful that we would've made it past the Angels without A-Rod. Also remember when Johnny Damon made a clutch double steal with two outs in the ninth? Well it was A-Rod who hit the go-ahead double to win the game.

Let's just admit that without A-Rod, we wouldn't have won 2009.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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It's all about "what have you done for me lately". He's overstayed his welcome.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: NY
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Some people can make such an embarassment out of themselves that it starts to tarnish past accomplishments.Ask the Cubs fans how they feel about Sosa these days. In the 1998 home run race, he was the talk of the nation and brought a lot of fans back who were lost after the 1994 strike. His tenure in Chicago ended with him getting caught cheating with a corked bat, and walking out on the team and leaving before the season finale ended in 2004. He was then traded to Baltimore for a journeyman.The Cubs have never had their all time HR leader back to Wrigley Field... and the Cubs are an organization that celebrates their past history and greats as much as anyone. A-Rod is making himself into the same. His scandals, and his "jerk" attitude towards everyone about it is embarrasing to him, and to an organization like the Yankees. It's hard to forget that and "celebrate" his prior accomplishments (particulalry when they are roid tarnished).
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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What have you done for me lately. And how about the 2004 ALCS, the first team in baseball and only 3rd of the time in any sport to go up 3-0 in a best of 7 series only to lose the series, and was a central figure in that series loss with his Minnie mouse slap on Bronson Arroyo. I didn't like him before then, and I certainly had an even more dislike for him afterwards.
As to 2009, the Yankees probably would've won the World Series that year since they were the best team, but if they get production from him in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, or 2011 maybe (probably more likely) he has more than 1 ring.
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