A Cheater, liar and villain have all emerged as adjectives to describe Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez. When Rodriguez entered the 2015 season, after being reinstated by the MLB, he emphasized that his goal was to have fun, and enjoy every minute he could.
Baseball stadiums across the nation have notoriously booed Rodriguez, but you wonder how he has maintained his composure. The secret may be that Rodriguez has been able to stay humble through his course, and focus on hitting a baseball rather than seeking approval from those who refuse to move on.
With the hate received by millions of fans across the country, it would be a shock to many of how well he is producing at 39-years old. Rodriguez has found himself second on the team in home runs this season, only trailing Mark Teixeira, who has been a wildfire when it comes to racking up runs for the Yankees this campaign.
At Yankee Stadium recently, Rodriguez maintained the exact composure mentioned previously, and surpassed one of the biggest milestones in MLB history, passing Willie Mays for fourth place on the home run list.
If you ask an unbiased sports fan about Rodriguez and his latest feat, you’d hear responses such as “he didn’t earn it”, but with all the heat critics have handed to the self-proclaimed star, you can’t help but be impressed with the production he has sought out for his self-image, as well as the numbers he has put up as a whole.