“She Left You With Ben Affleck!”- When Boston Red Sox Fans Ruthlessly Trolled Yankees’ Legend Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez With ‘J-Lo’ and Affleck Chants

Published 07/21/2022, 3:12 AM EDT

Baseball legend Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez retired from the playfield in 2016. While his playing career was over by then, he didn’t completely part ways with his beloved sport. Alex turned into a broadcaster. The Boston Red Sox fans remember that he also retired from a four-year-long high-profile love relationship. His lady love was pop music megastar Jennifer ‘J-Lo’ Lopez.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is an iconic baseball legend immortalized in the New York Yankees jersey. Whereas Jennifer ‘J-Lo’ Lopez is a famous singer whose popularity knows no bounds. They were America’s darling celebrity couple at a time. But it was all short-lived.


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A sporting hero for the Yankees fans, Alex Rodriguez was however a villain in the Red Sox fan community’s playbook. If the Yankees fans cheered for ‘A-Rod’, the Red Sox fans jeered at him. Not much has changed yet, as it seems. 

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez vs Red Sox Fans: The heat is still on 

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez and Jennifer ‘J-Lo’ Lopez began dating in 2017. Four years later, the starry couple separated post-engagement. Those are prime highlight facts for Red Sox fans. In the 2021 MLB season, ‘A-Rod’ sat down in the expert panel for a game analysis of a Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros game. The Red Sox fans soon took their chances.

Red Sox fans ruthlessly trolled ‘A-Rod’ with chants of ‘J-Lo’ and actor Ben Affleck. The loud narrative was, “She left you with Ben Affleck.” Red Sox fans never cared about what the Yankees thought. No matter how beloved ‘A-Rod’ was for the Yankees family, the Red Sox family, on the other hand, always hated him. So some even took to social media to build on the agony. 

Another Red Sox fan further added. 

Some similar set of thoughts. 

And for the defense, there was also some support for ‘A-Rod’. 


“No Regrets” – Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Reveals ‘Number One Focus in Life’ After Moving On From Four-Year Relationship With Megastar Jennifer Lopez

9 months ago


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The Yankees fans always loved ‘A-Rod’ through & through, and it was the polar opposite with Red Sox fans. 

Can they have a breakup too? 

Alex Rodriguez retired from baseball six years ago. He broke up his engagement and relationship with Jennifer Lopez more than a year ago. But after all these years, the Red Sox fans still don’t seem to part ways with him. As it seems, it’s easy to lose friends but not a foe, maybe.


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Watch This Story – Michael Kay Once Caught Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Off Guard Smoothly Mentioning About Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement With Ben Affleck 

Will the devoted Red Sox fans ever see Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez as someone more than just another Yankee? 



Madhurjya Bhuyan

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Madhurjya Bhuyan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English Literature from Gauhati University and IGNOU, respectively, and also possesses prior professional experience as a content developer. Being a performance artist since childhood, Madhurjya has always aimed to contribute towards creativity in any possible manner, and writing only boosts that desire.

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