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The Republican May 1, 2015

Yankees controversial slugger Alex Rodriguez, one homer from tying Mays, not in lineup unfortunately

BOSTON -- Alex Rodriguez is at 659 home runs, one behind Willie May for the fourth most in major league history.  He's not in the lineup here Friday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park though ... unfortunately. Yes, unfortunately. ...
Full Count | WEEI May 1, 2015

With Alex Rodriguez approaching home run milestone, John Farrell doesn’t worry about public perception

Although Alex Rodriguez is out of the lineup Friday night, he could set a milestone at Fenway Park this weekend. Rodriguez is one home run from tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list. Rodriguez is currently at 659, as he’s hit five so this season. Red Sox manager John Farrell […]
Newsday 14 hours ago

Alex Rodriguez's bonus for tying Willie Mays supported by MLBPA

The Major League Baseball Players Association said Saturday it will support Alex Rodriguez if the Yankees withhold a $6 million payment negotiated in a 2007 marketing agreement. Rodriguez's 660th career home run Friday, which tied Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list, triggered the payment.
Boston Herald 5 hours ago
Intriguing ‘what-if’ with Red Sox and Alex Rodriguez

Intriguing ‘what-if’ with Red Sox and Alex Rodriguez

Close your eyes a moment and go back in time. It is Oct. 17, 2004, Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, and Alex Rodriguez is rounding the bases in the third inning after hitting a two-run skyscraper over the Green Monster, his seventh hit and second home run in 16 at-bats in the series.Then, as he touches home plate, A-Rod turns left and heads to the Red Sox dugout, where he is met by a high-five from Terry Francona and a David Ortiz bear hug.Wait, what?
Newark Star-Ledger May 2, 2015
Willie Mays congratulates Yankees' Alex Rodriguez on home run No. 660

Willie Mays congratulates Yankees' Alex Rodriguez on home run No. 660

"Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on his 660th home run," Mays said. "Milestones in baseball are meant to be broken and I wish him continued success throughout his career."
Baltimore Sun May 1, 2015

Alex Rodriguez matches Mays milestone with homer 660

Alex Rodriguez has matched Willie Mays for fourth on the career homer list by hitting No. 660, possibly setting up a legal showdown with the New York Yankees over a $6 million payment.
Newsday May 1, 2015

Alex Rodriguez says he's not dwelling on bonus issue

Hitting the one homer that will give him 660 may be weighing on Alex Rodriguez's mind, but he says that what will happen when he gets there -- meaning a potential legal fight with the Yankees over bonus money -- is not.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 30, 2015

How Hall of Fame could help Alex Rodriguez get his bonus money

Yankees, A-Rod expected to battle over $6-million payment team will owe him for tying Willie Mays for 4th on all-time homer list
Newsday Apr 30, 2015

A-Rod returns to the unfriendly confines of Fenway Park

Alex Rodriguez returns to Fenway Park Friday night for the first time since his 2014 season-long suspension for alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. He shouldn't expect welcome back signs.
Fenway Nation Apr 30, 2015
A-Fraud Could Eclipse Mays At Fenway Park

A-Fraud Could Eclipse Mays At Fenway Park

()As we surmised a while back, Alex Rodriguez has a good shot of tying and/or breaking the HR mark of Wille Mays at Fenway Park this week-end. The Fraudulent One sits at 659 HRs as he ventures to Boston on Friday night seeking a tie with the "Say Hey" Kid (660). Of course, you couldn't find two more polar opposite players than Mays and A-Fraud—the former being one of the classiest American athletes ever. It would be an unspeakable obscenity if The Centaur were to reach any milestone at Fenway—but this one is particularly galling. Let's hope he turns in an "0 for the series" performance.
Over the Monster May 1, 2015

Red Sox fans should cheer for A-Rod if he hits homer 660 at Fenway

Prepare to cheer for your sworn enemy for a good cause. The Yankees are visiting Fenway Park this weekend to take on the Red Sox, and Alex Rodriguez has 659 home runs. That puts A-Rod one short of Hall of Famer and Giants' legend Willie Mays, meaning that the next homer off of Rodriguez's bat is a milestone dinger. Whatever Red Sox fans think of A-Rod -- and many of you think very, very rude things about him -- you should take a moment to cheer him if he manages to mash the 660th homer of his career during this three-game set at Fenway Park. I get it: You detest A-Rod and everything he...
Baltimore Sun 7 hours ago

Yankees: No plan to pay Alex Rodriguez HR bonus

Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, says the team doesn't plan to pay a $6-million bonus to Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run.
Newsday 10 hours ago

Brian Cashman: Yankees have the 'right,' not the 'obligation,' to give Alex Rodriguez triggered payments

The morning after Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays, not to mention won Friday night's game with homer No. 660, the Yankees went on the offensive in their fight over his triggered payments.
Full Count | WEEI May 1, 2015

Closing Time: Alex Rodriguez’s pinch-hit, milestone home run gives Yankees win over Red Sox

Alex Rodriguez sure knows how to make an entrance. Rodriguez entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the eighth with the game tied at two, and lined a solo homer run into the Monster seats off Junichi Tazawa on a 3-0 pitch, giving the Yankees the lead, and ultimately a 3-2 win […]
Full Count | WEEI May 1, 2015

Alex Rodriguez: It was ‘special’ to hit home run No. 660 at Fenway Park

Alex Rodriguez’s major league debut came at Fenway Park July 8, 1994, so it was only fitting a milestone home run occurred at Fenway Park as well. Stepping to the plate as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning in a 2-2 game, Rodriguez laced a Junichi Tazawa 3-0 offering into the Monster seats, proving to […]

Pregame notes: “Get down to normal business now”

Less than 24 hours after last night’s pinch-hit, game-winning, milestone home run, Alex Rodriguez is back in his usual spot in the Yankees’ lineup, batting third as the starting designated hitter. Now the race to No. 661 begins. “I don’t know if it’ll mean more (than 660),” Rodriguez said. “This whole thing has been kind […] The post Pregame notes: “Get down to normal business now” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newsday 10 hours ago

Next chase for Alex Rodriguez: 3,000 hits

With 660 homers out of the way and, presumably, 661 to follow soon enough, Joe Girardi is glad that Alex Rodriguez should be able to catch his breath before facing a deluge of questions about the next milestone: 3,000 hits.

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