Please tell me I wasn’t the only one who absolutely loved Alex Rodriguez aping David Ortiz‘s HR celebration when he crossed the plate in the top of the 6th last night. That’s trolling of the highest order, on national TV no less, and it’s brilliant. After hitting the deepest Yankee homer of the season off the pitcher who’d plunked him in his first at-bat and pimping it around the basepaths with fist pumps, hand claps, and some trash talk, A-Rod still had the wherewithal to put that troll cherry on the “Eff You” sundae.
It was almost as if A-Rod was daring Ryan Dempster to hit him again. It was the ultimate heel move and it was freakin’ awesome. I know there are a lot of Yankee fans out there who still hate A-Rod, won’t cheer for him, think he’s a bum and the devil and a disgrace to the pinstripes and all of that. But if you can’t get behind Heel A-Rod, even strictly from an entertainment standpoint, then I don’t know what to tell you.
(Screen shot courtesy of MLB.com and ESPN)
P.S.- Deadpanning that “I’m the wrong guy to be asking about suspensions” to the beat writers after the game was cold-blooded.