Unearthed Video Shows Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Was Left Embarrassed in Front of Fans When Baseball Players Ignored Him

Published 05/05/2022, 6:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 07: Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference on August 7, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rodriguez announced that he will play his final major league game on Friday, August 12 and then assume a position with the Yankees as a special advisor and instructor. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

When Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez retired, he left a big void in baseball. To date, the game of baseball misses one of the most iconic players. Though A-Rod no more plays baseball, his love for the game will never die. At times, he has shown that he can still play better than a few current MLB players.

With an impeccable career of over 20 years in Major League Baseball, A-Rod has one of the best career records in the history of all MLB players. A-Rod has spent 12 years at the Yankees, more than half of his professional career. As time passed by, he became the backbone of The Bronx Bombers.

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Even after years of his retirement, the Yankees great is one of the prominent faces of baseball. There might be better players than him, but when it comes to popularity, no one is even close to him. Recently, an old clip is going viral on the internet, in which the Yankees great visited a baseball game and had some fun from the stands.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez had difficulties finding a catching partner during a baseball game

Baseball helped A-Rod become whatever he is today. No doubt about that. But his name and fame also helped baseball to get a global identity. The Yankees legend might have retired from baseball, but no one can take baseball out of him.

NEW YORK – JUNE 29: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after popping out in the 9th inning against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium on June 29, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

In the video, it is not clear which stadium he went to watch the game. But he did have some fun from the stands. During the game, he was in the stands with a ball and glove in his hand. A-Rod wanted to do some catching with the on-field players. But no one responded to him, as they were busy playing the game.

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However, when he was about to leave the stadium, a player from the ballpark responded to him. And the two did a short catching session.

A-Rod in MLB

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Debuted for the Seattle Mariners in the 1994 season, A-Rod has also played for the Texas Rangers. Later, he signed for the New York Yankees, from where he also bid farewell to baseball. He also played an instrumental role in the Yankees winning the 2009 World Series.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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