ESPN: KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The best first basemen, like the best umpires, are the ones you hardly notice. They're not supposed to interest you, excite you, or make you nervous. If they're doing their jobs correctly, you'd barely even know they were out there.
On this day, however, a first baseman for the New York Yankees was definitely the center of attention. For one particular play, he was an object of fascination because this first baseman was Alex Rodriguez, and in his 21st season in the big leagues, was about to attempt something he had never done before: Range to his right, field a ground ball, pivot and flip the baseball with just enough arc to lead his pitcher to first base.
A routine play for just about any first baseman. For A-Rod, a bit of an adventure, of course, because isn't everything?
How does anyone not love A-Rod? I mean yeah he's a douche for using steroids and lying and all that shit, but get over it. A bunch of people have used steroids. Not saying it's right, but no need to single out A-Rod here. The guy is a certified clown and I love every second of it. Comparing flipping the ball to the pitcher covering first base to a quarterback throwing to his tight end?!?! One of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard a baseball player say. Saying that playing first base is looking at the game through a completely different lens?!?! Hey Alex, you've played a corner infield position for ten years. All you did was go to the other side of the field and play the other corner infield position. The fact that he's so dumb that he thought that was an intelligent thing to say is hilarious to me. Everything the guy does cracks me up. These quotes are just another day of A-Rod being an absolute clown.