Stick to baseball, A-Rod. Alex Rodriguez’s Oct. 18 debut as a Fox Sports commentator started off with a bang — literally! While tossing around a football, Alex accidentally threw it directly into a television screen and totally obliterated it! Click to watch!
Alex Rodriguez, 40, is a 14-time MLB All-Star and World Series Champion, but perhaps his true calling was the NFL? Well, not really. The New York Yankees star certainly made an impact during his first appearance as an analysis for Fox Sports, leaving part of the set completely trashed by the end of the show!
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With the Yankees out of the playoffs, A-Rod had plenty of free time to join Terry Bradshaw, Curt Menefee and the rest of the Fox Sports football team for the pre-game show on Oct. 18. During his visit, Alex brought up he was his high school’s quarterback, and you KNOW that he had to prove it to Howie Long and the boys.
A-Rod was handed a football to toss to Jay Glazer. Though it seemed like Alex threw a perfect spiral, the toss went over Jay’s head — and right into a television! Yikes! Alex definitely put some fire into his toss because the ball shattered the screen!
“Alex, you know that comes out of your check at Fox,” Curt joked with A-Rod, according to Daily Mail. Very funny. Granted, Jay is only 5’7 and Alex’s 6’3. It may be a little too easy to throw over his head. Instead, everyone should be impressed that A-Rod still can lob a pigskin with that level of power. Alex later tweeted, “I’ll try not to break anything else”
Though Alex was hired by Fox to cover baseball, he actually has a football background. Alex was recruited by University of Miami to play quarterback for their football team. Clearly, A-Rod’s a little rusty since his college football days. Maybe he can work on his aim during the off-season?
When he’s not breaking televisions, Alex is breaking records. On Aug. 18, while facing the Minnesota Twins, the Yankees slugger knocked it out of the park with a Grand Slam! Not only did Alex help his team win, he extended his record for Most Grand Slams in Major League Baseball to 25! But, after seeing that throw, maybe he might want to consider suiting up for the New York Giants?
What do you think about Alex smashing a television with a football, HollywoodLifers?
— Jason Brow