A-Rod to fulfill mom’s dream during WBC

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OK. OK. I know I said that I wouldn’t harp on A-Rod and the WBC, but I’m sort of touched and sort of amused by the Yanks’ third baseman’s announcement about his decision to play for the Dominican team:

“I am 100 percent sure that I will play for the Dominican Republic team,” he said. “This time, there will be no doubts and it is a dream of my mom’s that I intend to fulfill.”

Rodriguez played for the United States in the 2006 inaugural Classic and was largely criticized by fans in the Dominican Republic and across Latin America. He at first had announced he would play for the Dominican Republic, then said he would not play and ultimately joined the U.S. team.

Rodriguez’s parents are from the Dominican Republic, and although he was born in the U.S., he is allowed to choose for which country he will play. “It will be a very special day for me and my family to see me play again with a Dominican uniform,” he said.

Awww. Mommy Rodriguez must be so proud that her son is playing for the Dominican.

Cynically, I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that the Dominican team finished third in 2006 and has a much better shot at winning with A-Rod around. Remember how well the U.S. team fared?

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  • Eric

    If people are seriously pissed off about this, I’ll be pissed off.

    • Mike Pop

      DonnieBaseballHallofFame is pisstd but does that count

      • Eric

        lol, is he really?

        • Mike Pop
          • Steve

            Lets be honest, Mattingly does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. That’s just crazy talk.

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              What say we try not to let our frustration with a certain commenter force us to start talking shit about Don Mattingly.

              • Steve

                Whatever you say, crazy talker . . . .

  • VO

    Does it really matter? Is this worth anything? All of the good players are IN america playing MLB so it doesnt matter which country their from, because america still kicks.

  • mustang

    Who cares they all cash their checks in the good old USA.

    • Chris

      Unless they play for the Blue Jays.

  • Eric

    I dislike the WBC. A lot. I think it’s a decent idea with poor execution, not to mention it carries the same petty nationalism with it that the Olympics does. If I were in control, I would change the format. Instead of the countries playing each other, I’d have the champions from each country’s best pro-league play each other.

    • VO

      That is the proper way that this should have all been put together.

      • Eric

        I just think it’d be much more interesting for the Phillies to take on the Japanese or Cuban champion than to watch Italy take on Australia.

  • Goosemania

    I could care less about who Arod plays for but I think its kind of funny that this is his moms life long dream when the WBC has only been around for 3 years lol.

    • Eric

      I’m sure she meant in other tournaments.

    • steve (different one)

      where did ANYONE use the word “lifelong”?

      this is what he said: “This time, there will be no doubts and it is a dream of my mom’s that I intend to fulfill.”

      this is what Pete Abe has used to mock A-Rod and it’s kindof BS. you are putting words into his mouth.

      why couldn’t it have been a dream of his mom’s since the last WBC?

      the definition of “dream” has to be something you’ve had your whole life?

      i honestly could not care any less about the WBC. the whole thing is kindof crappy.

      i just think it’s funny how people just parrot whatever agenda Abraham is pushing.

  • Mike Pop

    The Dominican are favorites to win it now you think ?

    • VO

      Well everyone thinks that the spanish players are the best, I mean who is truely American in the MLB, Josh Phelps?

      • Mike Pop

        I was gonna say Tex but then I just read he has portoguese ancestry

        • Eric

          Regardless of ancestry, Josh Phelps > Tex.

          • Mike Pop

            Heh

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        “I mean who is truely American in the MLB, Josh Phelps?”

        So “truly American” = caucasian Protestant?

        • VO

          alright lets not make a big deal out of this guys what i meant was josh PHELPS michael phelps played for america in the olympics, all im trying to say is everyone can find a diffrent palce there from

        • Eric

          Obviously. Where have you been for the last 240 years?

        • Chris

          Joba is truely American (at least partly). I believe he’s the first.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

            Hmm what about Jacoby Ellsbury

  • Steve

    A-Rod-“My Mom has had two dreams for me, the first was to represent the Dominican Republic for the WBC, and the second was to nail Madonna. She’s never been so proud of me. “

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Steve, that joke was as lame and tasteless as it was on LoHud.

      http://tinyurl.com/5jydem

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        pwned.

      • Steve

        Hahahahah!

        What do you expect me to come up with more than one joke a night?

  • Dillon

    who cares

  • Steve

    I’d like to see A-Rod fight the WBC heavyweight champ. Especially when he strikes out on a pitch in the dirt during the playoffs.

    • Nick

      I am a Yankee Fan and I like AROD a lot but, how funny would it be now that he goes to the DR’s team , that USA wins it all. You know it will happen now. I mean Evan Longoria will be playing third and getting clutch hits , so we have a shot…

  • Steve

    I wish one of ARod’s Mom’s dreams would be for him to hit well in playoff series for the Yankees.

    • Mike Pop

      Your an A-Rod hater too ? Christ

      • Steve

        Nah, I read that on LoHud and thought it was too funny to pass up. So I stole it.

        • Mike Pop

          O lol thank god

  • TJ

    I think when he said his “Mom”….he meant Madonna.
    Gosh, that must stink.

    • Eric

      Yeah it must be awful to be nailing one of the most famous women in the world who’s so well versed at sex she had an entire book on the subject made. Poor guy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

        She has dinosaur triceps.

      • Ed

        It’s STD Pokemon – gotta catch ‘em all!

  • Steve

    IPK gave up a run in the 1st inning.

  • Steve

    IPK gave up a single in the 2nd to Luis Polonia.

    Yes, that Luis Polonia. The one we got back for Ricky Henderson about 20 years ago.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/.....pid=120658

    • Mike Pop

      B-U-S-T

    • Eric

      Luis Polonia is still playing baseball somewhere? Trade Cano and get that man a contract, please.

      • Mike Pop

        Why he only got a single against a B-U-S-T ?

      • Steve

        45 and still stealing second. About as successfully as he did when he was 25.

        • steve (different one)

          the problem is that he was stealing second on 14 year olds.

      • BigBlueAL

        Hey Polonia had a big hit vs Benitez in the 9th inning rally in Game 1 of the 2000 WS!!!!

        When is his Yankeeography?????

        • Steve

          . . . uhhh . . . . do you remember the little incident he had with a 15 year old girl in a Milwaukee hotel room? The one he did 60 days in jail for?

          This isn’t the Playboy Channel.

          • Mike Pop

            SHUTUP thats a myth

            • Steve
              • Mike Pop

                Haha

                • Mike Pop

                  Not laughing at sex with minor laughing at your comment

                • Eric

                  Sex with a minor isn’t funny?

                • Steve

                  JUST ADMIT IT! YOU THINK SEX WITH A MINER IS HILARIOUS!! YOUR A BAD PERSON WHO SHOULDN’T BE ALOOWED AROUND CHILDREN!!

                • Mike Pop

                  Shit

                • Steve

                  Damn, Eric beat me to it.

                  Some posts are just begging to be had.

                • Mike Pop

                  lol

                • Eric

                  Hehe…

                  I’m sure sex with a miner could be good, too.

    • Steve

      . . . and Grandpa gets thrown out at 2nd to end the inning.

      • Steve

        Given some of the controversy that surrounded him as a Yankee, make that “Great Grandpa”. Hope he’s laying off the 15 year old girls at this point.

  • BigBlueAL

    Arod was just being nice so Wright and Longoria can both make Team USA.

    • Mike Pop

      No no no no no A-Rod would not do that. He is a selfish son of a bitch

      • Eric

        Not like Derek Jeter. He would definitely give up his position for a younger, more deserving, better player.

  • VO

    What are the rules for this anyway? Can anyone play? Or is it like an allstar type thing.

  • TJ

    Theoretically speaking:
    What’s worse… sex w/ a minor (Polonia) or sex with your grandmother (Arod)?

    • gxpanos

      Oh, ba-zing, man, baaaa-zing.

      Because she’s old, right? Right?

      • Mike Pop

        Hahaha

        • gxpanos

          Also, he meant to put Madonna in the parentheses at the end of it. So as of now, TJ has written that Arod is having sex with his grandmother, who is also himself.

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      That means that she had a child before she was 12, who had a child that was A-Rod by the time Madonna turned 12…talk about sex w/minors!

    • Eric

      See my above post on this.

      I know it may be to the point where her fame doesn’t outweigh her decreasing looks…but she’s still Madonna. You’d make a run at her, too.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

        Thank you for sharing with us your desire to bang Madonna.

        That being said, GROSS.

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    A-Rod could play for communist Russia circa 1976 and I wouldn’t care (although I’d be interested to know how he brought people from 1976 into the present and got them to play baseball…he must know Doc Brown)

  • Steve

    Damn, IPK mowing them down through 6. 6 SO, 2 walks and 1 run. Not a bad lineup, either.

    Julio Borbon LF Minor leaguer with Texas
    Hector Luna 2B St Louis/Toronto
    Melky Cabrera CF We all know the Melkman
    Victor Diaz RF Mets/Texas
    Johnny Peralta 3B From the Cleveland Indians
    Luis Polonia DH From 1989
    Mendy Lopez, M 1B KC Royals
    Tony Pena SS Royals
    Alberto Castillo Mets, Royals, others

    Lots of MLB experience in that lineup.

    • Steve

      BTW-The 1 run he gave up in the first was single-fly out-stolen base-single-strikeout-fly out. They had to manufacture the 1 run they got.

      Very impressive.

      • Mike Pop

        W.e hes a bust

      • Mike R.

        What does that matter!?!?!? Who cares how well he pitches!?!? If he can’t hit 95 on the guns he’ll never be successful! We should have traded him for Santana straight up when we had the chance.

        bUST!!!!!!!!11 fIRE cASH!!!!!!1

    • Manimal

      Hows IPK doing vs Melkman?

      • Manimal

        wow, he would have the only RBI.

  • davi

    i thought arod’s mom was white? isnt he biracial?

  • peavy for cano

    cant believe it de la hoya quit

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

      Pacman mashed his face into an unrecognizable state. He’ll be the next president of the Philippines.

      • pat

        pacman/ mayweather lock it up.

  • mike G.

    good for him. but now the dominican team is guaranteed to choke. sorry to be a debbie downer.