A-Rod: The Stud and the Dud
It is easy for the casual observer to see what outstanding accomplishments A-Rod has attained on the baseball field. The youngest player in baseball history to reach the 500 homeruns, 12 time All-Star, 3 time MVP, 2 time Gold Glove winner and is widely considered the best all around player in the Majors. Despite all of these accomplishments A Rod has had his struggles. Mainly mental struggles that have caused him to seek professional therapy, added to his marriage problems that ended up causing him to divorce his wife and mother of his 2 children.
Although most notably for the sports fan is his psychological struggles that have been the most prevalent, especially in the MLB post season. A Rod the stud, in years past, would quickly turn into the dud once the playoffs came around, but not this postseason. A Rod has been crushing the ball as well as his critics. In a mere 9 post season games he has 5 home runs, 12 RBI’s, Has scored 10 runs, 2 Doubles and batting for a whopping .438 batting average. It appears that A Rod has finally overcome his postseason demons and appears to be “Jordanesque” at the plate and on the field, in other words the man is unstoppable.
The post season sleeping giant has awoken and found himself in his first World Series of his career. Having conquered his October Blues, nothing seems to be able prevent this once in a generation super star from breaking the all time home run record, being in the MLB hall of fame and winning his elusive World Series championship. History will look back upon this phenomenal athlete as the greatest baseball player to ever play the game and nothing, not even the insignificant steroid scandal, will tarnish his legacy. So tune this World Series, so you can mesmerize your grand children with stories of watching the great Alex Rodriguez play baseball.
By Eduardo Light
(Editor's note: I'm full aware that A-rod is a Yankee now, but there is no way I would ever put up on my blog, anyone wearing a Yankee uniform. Go Rangers!)