Alex Rodriguez’s Simulation Game Causes Stir; New York Yankees Want Out
Enough is enough.
Alex Rodriguez has been a topic of conversation since the spring and now the New York Yankees‘ slugger is in the news for running the bases. You simply can’t make this stuff up. Upon spraining his calf earlier last week, Rodriguez headed to Tampa and had a simulation game on Thursday. The only time I’ve heard of the phrase “simulation game” was in a video game.
What’s this all about, Yankees?
At the end of the day, this is just a stalling tactic by the “Bronx Bombers” as they are awaiting MLB to come down with an iron first and suspend Rodriguez for a minimum of 50 games. Once A-Rod gets slammed with a hefty suspension he will be forced to leave the Yankees alone until at least September. However, New York might not be happy with just a 50 or 100-game suspension as the Yanks are reportedly hoping that A-Rod’s PED habit lands him a lifetime-ban from baseball — it’s unknown whether or not MLB commissioner Bud Selig and company would allow New York to hit the re-do button completely if A-Rod gets the boot for good.
For now, we are all tortured by Rodriguez for just a little bit longer as he makes the trivial journey back to Double-A Trenton. Surely, this isn’t where anyone in MLB expected the once-promising third baseman to be at just 38 years old.