Not to toot my own horn too much, but I totally called that Alex Rodriguez would get plunked today:
Let me continue with the predictions, since I’m still basking in the afterglow with my correct A-Rod one tonight. I predict that A-Rod will get plunked today as payback for Dustin Pedroia getting hit on Thursday. And so the Sox can get all fired up, ala 2004. Will a brawl ensue? I wouldn’t be suprised.
And guess what? A-Rod got thrown at not once but twice, with the second pitch hitting him. It was pretty obvious what the Sox were trying to do. Remember, the plunking that started the A-Rod/Varitek fight in 2004 came the night after A-Rod hit a game-winning hit at Fenway. (I think that was the first time out of 789 that A-Rod became a true Yankee. Five years later, we’re still hearing that nonsense!)
Speaking of which, I wrote a piece for the Faster Times about A-Rod’s clutch numbers, which are actually very good this year. Read it here.
More on Alex to come, of course. His saga never ends!
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