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Alex Rodriguez wants to return because 'I love the game'

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09:42 AM ET 07.20 | Why is he here? In a hot minor league stadium surrounded by desperation, perspiration and players not good enough to make even the beat-down version of the Yankees. The walls are closing on Alex Rodriguez -- age, declining skill, MLB's steroid police, angry fans, inquiring media. He has every reason to take a golden parachute. To say his hip hurts, get a medical absolution to disappear. Take his money to an island. Surround himself with women, umbrella drinks and -- most important -- silence. No more closing walls. Instead, in a clubhouse here, he ponders the issue when I ask about bailing, trying to protect as much of his remaining salary and reputation as possible. Getting out rather than risking all that is on the table in public -- that he can't play, that he will remain the largest, most-hated target in sports, that by playing he will only make the Commissioner's Office more voracious to take him down. "I just know I love the game," Rodriguez told The Post. "This is my first love. Like any first love, it doesn't have to be rational, so it is not rational."

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July 20, 2013  10:01 AM ET

You just might not be able to perform any more Big Alex!

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July 20, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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Alex Rodriguez loves Alex Rodriguez. That's about itI wonder if when he retires his monument at Yankee Stadium will be a Centaur?

No monument. He and Manny will have their plaques outside a clinic that say on them " Where Champions Are Made."

July 20, 2013  10:24 AM ET

"most-hated target in sports" ARoid vs. Hernandez

Bring back the throwdown!

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July 20, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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You just might not be able to perform any more Big Alex!

Love the game or love the lavish life who cares?" got his money, and peace of mind thanks to the yanks generosity :-) :-)

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July 20, 2013  11:56 AM ET
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What a great guy.....I bet most people wish they had an Arod on their team

I wish he was on their team as well.......

July 20, 2013  02:57 PM ET

He wants to come back to antagonize the Yankees organization.

July 20, 2013  03:53 PM ET
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He wants to come back to antagonize the Yankees organization.

Why should he go down without a fight?

July 20, 2013  03:53 PM ET

You show 'em Alex. show how "love" is greater than all the "hate" from all the "haters"...

July 20, 2013  04:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You show 'em Alex. show how "love" is greater than all the "hate" from all the "haters"...

Impossible.

July 20, 2013  07:34 PM ET

Good: a picture that looks normal....they usually post one where he looks like he needs a propeller beanie.

Bad: another story about A-Rod

July 21, 2013  01:56 AM ET

Has anybody ever believed anything A Rod has ever said?

I sure don't.

July 21, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Has anybody ever believed anything A Rod has ever said?I sure don't.

I believed him when he said that he loved being the highest paid player in the game.

 
July 21, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I believed him when he said that he loved being the highest paid player in the game.

I believe I detest, despise, loathe, dislike, hate this arse clown roider..............




I would'nt even wish him on the Boston Red Sox....................











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Disregard that last sentence.............

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