Alex Rodriguez became the talk of Twitter during his wild card broadcast on ESPN — and not for good reason.
After Tuesday’s elimination game — which ended with a 6-2 Yankees loss to the Red Sox — critics Rodriguez and his baseball analysis were separated.
Many noted his criticism of Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole, who came out of the wild card game after just six outs in the third. Rodrigues As predicted Cole wins the Cy Young Award next year – the player’s sophomore year in New York is easy.
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Other moments in the broadcast confounded fans – the Yankees acquired A-Rod first baseman Anthony Rizzo in July.
Rodriguez says he loves Rizzo’s “pickup” because he’sBaseball player. ”
Another quote that raised eyebrows was when Rodriguez described “how to beat the bully crime.”
He explained, “You hit them between the eyes. And that’s what the Red Sox are doing. They’re coming to them. They’re not running away from them. If you run from the Yankees, they get you. You can run, but you can’t hide.
Rodriguez came to ESPN after receiving good reviews as a studio analyst at Fox, where he won an Emmy in 2017. However, he was heavily criticized by fans at the ESPN booth on Sunday night and the postseason.
The former Yankee signed a one-year extension with ESPN to stay on the booth for “Sunday Night Baseball” airing throughout 2021. It is not clear whether the network plans to bring him back in 2022.