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Are Yankees pitchers protecting A-Rod?

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09:51 AM ET 06.12 | The Red Sox have hit Alex Rodriguez with pitches 14 times. The Yankees have hit David Ortiz once.

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June 12, 2011  09:53 AM ET

if ya ain't first, you're last

June 12, 2011  09:55 AM ET

Here's to 14 more times...

June 12, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Here's to 14 more times...

Great pic by the way...good job interns..

June 12, 2011  10:12 AM ET

Youkilis has been the Yankees' target. Their HBP total is a lot closer.

June 12, 2011  10:56 AM ET

Nobody likes A-Roid, nobody.

June 12, 2011  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Nobody likes A-Roid, nobody.

His family begs to differ.

June 12, 2011  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Youkilis has been the Yankees' target. Their HBP total is a lot closer.

How many for Kevin?

June 12, 2011  11:12 AM ET

I like A Rod.

June 12, 2011  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I like A Rod.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....ok...I like butterflies and warm spring days...

June 12, 2011  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I like A Rod.

You may want to rewrite that in a way that sounds less "festive"....

June 12, 2011  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Youkilis has been the Yankees' target. Their HBP total is a lot closer.

There is no empirical evidence to back that statement up. Because it does not exist.

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June 12, 2011  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

What this story tells me is that opposing pitchers are not hitting Jeter nearly enough.

That was about all I got out of this story but I did enjoy the picture

June 12, 2011  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

His family begs to differ.

You mean the wife that divorced him?

June 12, 2011  12:15 PM ET

This stuff runs in cycles. For years when the Sox had Pedro the Yankees were getting hit often when he picthed, then it was the Sox who were getting plunked. Most times when a player gets hit it's because a pitch gets away but these writers need something to write about.

June 12, 2011  12:56 PM ET

The Red Sox protect ARod, remember when Tek covered his face with a mitt to keep Gabe Kapler from breaking his nose? Funny how people didn't realize that at the time, they all thought Tek was just tired of ARod asking to borrow a Midol.

June 12, 2011  12:58 PM ET

The Red Sox protect ARod, remember when Tek covered his face with a mitt to keep Gabe Kapler from breaking his nose? Funny how people didn't realize that at the time, they all thought Tek was just tired of ARod asking to borrow a Midol.

June 12, 2011  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

You mean the wife that divorced him?

More like his parents and siblings...

June 12, 2011  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This stuff runs in cycles. For years when the Sox had Pedro the Yankees were getting hit often when he picthed, then it was the Sox who were getting plunked. Most times when a player gets hit it's because a pitch gets away but these writers need something to write about.

Correct.

 
June 12, 2011  01:11 PM ET

A-Rod is a bigger target :)

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