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A-Rod: Games are 'life and death'

Posted on: October 21, 2010 8:04 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2010 12:31 pm

Well, you can't doubt the seriousness with which Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is taking the ALCS.

"These are life and death games, literally," A-Rod told the New York Daily News. "I think we showed what this team is capable of doing, so hopefully tomorrow we’ll show a little more."

In other news, Rodriguez does not understand what the word "literally" means. Unless his contract includes some really harsh performance clauses.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Nov 2, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2010 5:52 am

A-Rod: Games are 'life and death'

Sad commentary that losing a sports match would be someone's idea of death.  I wonder if Kirby Puckett and his family would give back the Twins World Series win of '87 for 10 more years of life with him.  Hard to believe that the Sabres losing the Stanley Cup or Duke losing the 1999 National Championship means absolutely anything today.  I would imagine the death of a firefighter that year still has a lasting impact of that death.

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2010 6:34 pm

A-Rod: Games are 'life and death'

Seriously, it is life and death, to real fans-  those who chose to go join the war-  that is their problem - not ours.  And they get to watch all of their games anyway-  Superbowl, World Series, March Madness-  so literally-  lighten up.

Since: Nov 2, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2010 8:50 am

A-Rod: Games are 'life and death'

Is is really disappointing when atheletes and coaches make those references.  Especially at a time when our country is at war.  No matter what happens after the game all the players and coaches are going back to their families.  To throw the word 'literally' out there, just makes it worse.

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