LADY AT THE BAT: The Secret of A-Rod's Success?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Secret of A-Rod's Success?

So, why is Alex Rodriguez having such a monster season? According to Peter Abraham of the Journal News, it's because of his off-season, early-morning workouts with, of all people, Doug Mientkiewicz.

According to Pete's article, A-Rod, motivated by his failure in last year's ALDS, often called Mientkiewicz at 5:15 in the morning last Winter to convince him to work out with him.

I find this article interesting for two reasons: 1) This might explain away the theory that A-Rod is only having such a great season because he's already decided to opt out of his contract. 2) He really is friends with Doug Mientkiewicz! I don't think, as some in the media think, that Mientkiewicz was signed by the Yankees just for A-Rod's benefit, but there's got to be some kind of friendship there if the utility 1B is willing to get up at 5:15 AM for him!

The Lady

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