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A-Rod Meets the Pope: Twitter Explodes

Alex Rodriguez finds soft landing at Mike Francesa’s WFAN studios Wednesday. YES NETWORK

Well Dressed and a Vest. Photo from NY Daily News

By now you’ve heard about new chapter the Alex Rodriguez saga. A-Rod stormed out of his arbitration hearing after MLB Commissioner Bud Selig aka”the man in Milwaukee” refused to testify. A-Rod marched right out of MLB headquarters and headed down to the WFAN studios to sit with the Pope himself: Mike Francesa.

This is when Twitter blew up; I spent almost an hour at work listening to the interview and reading the tweets regarding it. Here are the best ones, with a couple of mine sprinkled  in because I’m selfish.

WFANtrades ‏@WFANTrades1m

Say what you will about Mike. He’s killing the vest/dress shirt look. #BusinessCasualZaun

Mike Franceser ‏@MikeFrancesaNY32m

Everybody loves @AROD, ok. I told da city to believe in @AROD and da city listened. I speak foah New Yawk.

Jamie O’Grady ‏@JamieOGrady_6m

Give him this, ARod sounds far less canned and rehearsed than he ever has before. He may be schizophrenic, but he believes what he’s saying.

Mike Franceser ‏@MikeFrancesaNY7m

Im not a lawyah but dat made no sense to me, ok.

WFAN Audio ‏@WFANAudio14m

I just blew off my boss’ 4PM meeting for this. I mean, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. #MongoNation

Ross S ‏@StadiumInsider22s

Francesa is going down on A-Rod after the interview, yes? Just as friends, of course.

1st Ever FrancesaCon ‏@FrancesaCon52s

This is moah inspiring den Denzel in remembuh da titans

Mike Vaccaro ‏@MikeVacc1m

Shoeless Joe Jackson could’ve used talk radio in 1919 to sell his story. Bet Judge Landis wouldn’t have testified either.

Jonah Keri ‏@jonahkeri1m

Kids, you won’t remember this, but Mike Francesa was once a credible journalist with intelligent takes on college basketball.

E.J.Stankiewicz ‏@TheHappyRecap4m

Beginning 2016 “Mike and the Mad Rod”

Jonah Keri ‏@jonahkeri24s

Kids, you won’t remember this, but Alex Rodriguez was once a spectacularly likable shortstop for the Seattle Mariners.

B-ROE ‏@Mr_B_Roe23m

Somewhere Derek Jeter has a single tear sliding down his cheek

BarstoolJJ ‏@BarstoolJJ3m

How do we make @AROD the master of ceremonies for @FrancesaCon?

Craig Bishko ‏@The_Real_Bish1m

@FrancesaCon Are couples costumes (ARod and Zaun) allowed at the bar?

Mike Franceser ‏@MikeFrancesaNY2m

What would youah say to da man in Milwaukee? We know he is watchin, ok. Dis is on coast to coast (Take dat @KeithOlbermann)

Stacey Gotsulias ‏@StaceGots2m

This quote is amazing: Selig is “trying to destroy me. To put me on his big mantle on the way out, that’s a hell of a trophy.”

Dean McGowan ‏@deanmcgowan3m

Metta world arod

Benjamin Kabak ‏@bkabak37s

Agent Smith vs Neo wasn’t half as entertaining as this.

B-ROE ‏@Mr_B_Roe1m

Francesa missed a perfect opportunity to ask about the Centaur painting

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RANTING: Thoughts on the Boston Series

The Boston Red Sox stormed into New York for this series and absolutely demolished the Yankees. The Yanks failed in every aspect of the game. They were out-pitched, out-hit, out-fielded(is that even a word?) and looked like idiots on the base paths.

Boston laid the smackdown...this time with their bats

Remember in the off-season how people were saying that Crawford wouldn’t be that much of an upgrade over Brett Gardner? WRONG. Brett Gardner has all the talent in the world, but you know what folks? He’s dumb. Crawford scores on passed balls. Crawford has the guts to try to steal bases. Crawford knows how to take a walking lead. Crawford is a baseball player, a gamer. Gardner just seems to be showing up for work.

He is no Carl Crawford

And enough already with the “hit Ortiz” crap. A-Rod stares into the dugout everytime he hits a homerun, which might I add his pace has slowed down since he’s been off the juice. Nobody says anything about A-Rod staring in the dugout, so leave Ortiz alone. What, is Freddy Garcia going to retaliate with his 80mph fastball? Give me a break. CC hitting him really worked out well, didn’t it? Sure made the loss feel SO much better.

Sure Russell Martin is hurt, and Cervelli had to start. Cervelli is a AAA catcher; his defense has only gotten worse every year he has played. If we are going to have a bad defensive catcher, we might as well call up Montero.

In case you haven’t noticed, Russell Martin is no longer an all-star catcher. he is breaking down quickly and as of Friday is only hitting .238. A catcher coming off a major hip injury should not be playing in as many games as he has, but it must not say that in Joe Girardi’s binder.

Changes need to happen, young guys need to get called up. This team needs some life. It’s a miracle that they Yanks are even within a breath of first place considering the bad baseball they have been playing.

It’s ok though, same thing happened in 2009. Yankees lost 8 straight to Boston and were two games back. Will this team turn it around?

I’m not holding my breath.

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