The A-Rod We Don't Know But Love
Regarding a close play at the plate in Game 1 of the ALCS:
As he approached third base, Rodriguez saw coach Rob Thomson waving him home. So he put his head down and rounded the bag, oblivious of the fact that Thomson had ceased waving and begun imploring Rodriguez to stop.
"Once I saw the go, I put my head down," Rodriguez said. "It was my mistake."
And one thing led to another.
"Once I screwed up, I just figured my only shot to be safe was just to run him over," A-Rod said.The replays showed that A-Rod was safe, but the umps called him out. This is a far cry from the A-Rod that swatted at a first baseman's glove.