Talk:Alex Rodriguez

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ARod's August 2 press conference[edit]

he is the greatest that ever lived said buster olney. Buster olney has no idea what he is talking about just like ron Jaworski on jaws QB countdown. before he took roods... is he still the best?? HE SHOULD BE. all them haters can just go and be red sox fans. i AM Atrue yankees fan and i will always be.. Ryan Braun is a lier, wanted to be out for the season. AROD speaks the the truth and nothin but the truth.. thats why im given my 2 year ooo boii some roids everyday fo supper so he can go and be in the hall like Mcguire, sosa, Arod, braun, and BONDS. THERE AINT NO FAIR PLAYERS IN THE HALL THERES JUST, U NO, PLAYAS. YANKS GOIN TO THE WORLD SERIES DOE.

The ongoing legal battles[edit]

We should probably keep track of all the legal stuff and discuss what should and should not be included in this article. When I see a NYTimes headline like "Lawyer Says Yankees Misled Rodriguez About Injuries", you know things are going to get worse before they get better. – Muboshgu (talk) 21:27, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

This will definitely go in if they file the grievance. – Muboshgu (talk) 22:34, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Bosch and 60 Minutes[edit]

Anthony Bosch will be on 60 Minutes tonight and already some of the highlights from his interview are being released [1], [2]. At least some of this would seem to be useful for the article, particualrly for details and specifics. Anyone want to take a crack at adding some? Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 16:16, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 February 2014[edit]

I would like to contribute to the page Alex Rodriguez.

Elbero4454 (talk) 17:20, 16 February 2014 (UTC) I want to help out the page and make necessary editions.

Not done: When your account is WP:Autoconfirmed you will be able to do so, but you must be sure that all your edits are supported by references.
If you want to suggest a change before then, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 17:35, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Sports Jerk of the Year 2013[edit]

Semi-protected edit request on 10 April 2014[edit]

Please change HITS from 3,039 to 2,939. Statistics available at http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=121347#gameType='R'&sectionType=career&statType=1&season=2014&level='ALL' 72.219.162.210 (talk) 03:14, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Sam Sailor Sing 07:55, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

The word "However"[edit]

In the section: Much of the criticism regarding Rodriguez focuses on his alleged inability to produce hits in clutch situations.[102][103] However, during the 2003–05 regular seasons, Rodriguez posted a .371 batting average with the bases loaded and maintained an on-base percentage of .422. In 2006, his numbers improved to .474 and .500 respectively. In 2007, through July 14 he hit .444 and .455, respectively. Additionally, Rodriguez's other batting lines during this period included a .432 average with a runner on third (.333 in 2006), .381 with a runner in scoring position (.302 in 2006), and .392 with a runner in scoring position and 2 outs (.313 in 2006; .333 in 2007 through July 14).[104] In 2008, Rodriguez hit only .264 with runners in scoring position and two outs. In 95 plate appearances, he walked 20 times and was hit by three pitches, and he had only 19 hits. Of the 41 times A-Rod struck out with two outs, 20 came with runners in scoring position.[64]

The second sentence starts with the word "However". This indicates that the coming sentences will somehow contradict the previous sentence. So what is it? Is Alex unable to produce hits in clutch situations or not? It should be fairly simple to calculate if there is statistically relevant evidence that he misses alot "under pressure", if someone provided me the data. I don't know baseball, I mean, at ALL, so I don't know wtf the text is saying. Data that would be needed is # of clutch situations, misses and hits. Clutch situations would be abit arbitrary to define, but important situations when the game depended on him or such I guess.

If the section, as it is, indeed doesn't disprove the allegation and continues not to do so, then the word "However" should defenitely be removed. It clearly points to having contradictory data.

130.243.215.197 (talk) 08:04, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Error found in minor league career entry[edit]

The article erroneously states that Rodriquez " began the season playing for Seattle's AAA affiliate, the Calgary Cannons."

Actually Rodriquez began in his professional career in Appleton, Wisconsin as a member of Seattle's A ball affiliate the Appleton Foxes. Rodriquez played 65 games in Appleton before being promoted to AA where he played 17 games before being promoted to Calgary. Ultimately, before the 1994 season was completed, Rodriquez progressed four levels from A to the major leagues in one season. Former Appleton Foxes pitcher Tom Gordon achieved the same accomplishment in 1988 as a member of the Kansas City Royals organization.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=rodrig006ale

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gordon001tho http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gordoto01.shtml

This is the first time I've ever pointed out an error. I'm not planning on actually editing the article, just point out the error since I admittedly have no clue what I'm doing.

Madgopper (talk) 18:17, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Can his donations be included?[edit]

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/weird-interesting-wild-celebrity-campaign-donations-obama-romney — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.144.34.28 (talk) 09:26, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Footnote 164 to Alex Rodriguez Article Does Not Support Assertion[edit]

Footnote 164 does not support the statement that Alex Rodriguez is an art collector. The espn article cited is satirical, based on a former girlfriend's allegation that Rodriguez had a painting in his house of himself as a Centaur. The author of the espn article then writes a humerous piece of a pretend interview with Rodriguez about his imagined art collection. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:9:902:900:C62C:3FF:FE18:C347 (talk) 03:56, 21 January 2015 (UTC)