A-Rod Is None Too Happy With Rick Sutcliffe

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


A-Rod has dealt with a lot of gossip over the past few months. While most of it has been justified, some of it has been pure speculation. One of those rumors appears to be the possibility that Rodriguez tipped/tips pitches to teammates, and at the forefront of those rumors is ESPN's Rick Sutcliffe. Sutcliffe recently said that he believed A-Rod was sending signals to Mark Teixeira, and the two decided to confront the analyst last night. Via Newsday....

Hours before they were to do battle with the Red Sox Tuesday night, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez were involved in different type of confrontation, this one inside the Yankees' clubhouse.

Upset with an accusation made by ESPN's Rick Sutcliffe two weeks ago, the two players approached the former Cy Young winner to discuss the situation.

Sutcliffe said on the air that A-Rod had been feeding Teixeira verbal signs from the on-deck circle, giving his teammate a heads-up on the catcher's location before the pitch was delivered. Teixeira and A-Rod pulled Sutcliffe aside when they saw him in the clubhouse last night, expressing their displeasure with his charges.

"Me, Alex and him talked about it," Teixeira told the Daily News, confirming that the conversation took place. "No doubt it's disappointing when someone makes an accusation like that. Whatever. I can't control what they say."
I would caution any person to take what Sutcliffe says seriously, because he's borderline crazy, but they have every right to defend themselves. Sutcliffe also needs to learn to keep his mouth shut, especially if he's making accusations like this.

Accusations bring A-Rod, Mark Teixeira to tipping point (Newsday)

7 Comments:

Yeah...announcers should probably just hold back on accusations of cheating when they have no proof at all.

Good for Teix and Alex to privately confront him about it though.

GMoney said...
Jun 10, 2009, 1:25:00 PM  

yea but aroids one of the biggest assholes in the game so i certainly wouldnt be shocked if this were true...

Sam said...
Jun 10, 2009, 3:41:00 PM  

Sorry as crazy as Sutcliffe is, I will take his word on Rodriguez and Teixeira before I would those two weasels.

mandb97 said...
Jun 10, 2009, 5:35:00 PM  

oh no, A-Rod is helping a teammate, which in turn would help his team win a game...God forbid, Rick Sutcliffe...well, i guess Orel Hershiser is the one compotent ex-pitcher in the booth these days


word verification:comeon

questionmark said...
Jun 10, 2009, 11:26:00 PM  

IF ANYONE WATCHED THAT GAME ON ESPN WHEN AROD WAS BATTING IN THE LATER INNINGS AND THE PLAYBYPLAY GUY MENTIONED THAT AROD HAD 556 HOME RUNS, SUTCLIFFE SAID "SOMEHOW I DONT LOOK AT THAT NUMBER THE SAME WAY I USED TOO."

madnice said...
Jun 11, 2009, 10:37:00 AM  

Journalists cannot betray the public trust. Thanks for giving we journalists a bad name, Suckcliffe.

Brad James said...
Jun 11, 2009, 2:21:00 PM  

Rick Sutcliffe is the worst announcer on TV, the only guy that is close is the dude that works with him; Dave O'brien. He is a condescending and negative idiot; he seems like he is fishing for stuff to say during broadcasts so he says stupid shit. I hate watching games he works. It's almost like he never played baseball professionally.

Oct 22, 2009, 10:20:00 PM  

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