So long, A-Rod. Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger known for home runs and PEDs, announced on March 23 that will retire in 2017! Fans refused to believe that A-Rod would leave the game behind, while haters said they are glad to see him go. Click to see.
It’s time for Alex Rodriguez, 40, to hang up the pinstripes as the New York Yankees player is going to retire. After numerous scandals and record-breaking seasons, the MLB champion’s announcement was greeted with tears of sadness from Yankees fans and tears of joys from everyone else.
A-Rod’s words, “I won’t play after next year,” must have sounded like the sweetest music for all Yankee-haters. Alex told ESPN on March 23 that after more than twenty seasons in Major League Baseball, he has “really enjoyed my time. For me, it is time for me to go home and be a dad.”
Alex will start the 2016 baseball season with 687 home runs and his best slugging percentage (.486) since 2010. No wonder some fans said they were “heartbroken” to hear he was leaving. Others compared his retirement to Peyton Manning, 39, and other “refused to believe” that he was giving up baseball. One fan even said that A-Rod was “one of the greatest of all times. (GOATs)”
Of course, this is A-Rod, the player who was suspended for the entire 2014 season for using performance-enhancing drugs. Though A-Rod served his suspension, baseball fans haven’t forgiven or forgotten his cheating. Some said that were “not sad to see [him] go,” while another said that “the baseball nation cheered for joy” at the news of his retirement.
One baseball fan said that A-Rod “not going to be able to take the home run crown” is the best news they’ve heard all day. Currently, A-Rod is fourth on the All-Time Most Home Runs list. He’ll pass another Yankee slugger, Babe Ruth, if he scores 28 home runs over the next two seasons.
A-rod is retiring in 2 years! I am heartbroken 😩
— Antney Corradetti (@meatbono13) March 23, 2016
Jeff Gordon, Peyton Manning, and now A-Rod is retiring?! 😫😩 I can only handle so much. At least I still have two years left of A-Rod!
— Zach Leachman (@Leachman80) March 23, 2016
Yankees are gonna be ass now once a-rod retires
— Andrew Amador (@AndrewAmador94) March 23, 2016
I refuse to believe that Arod is retiring.
— lex (@PARTYLEXDOOR) March 23, 2016
A-Rod is retiring next year😪 he's the whole reason I started playing the infield. One of the GOATs
— Stew (@Dylan00199) March 23, 2016
I'm really hoping various sports networks don't celebrate Arod's retirement for the next 2 seasons. His parade shouldn't be that long. #yawn
— Shane Haffey (@haffizzles) March 23, 2016
When A-Rod announced his retirement, the baseball nation cheered for joy, while the steroid dealers wept silently. #ARod
— Robert Rasmussen (@Rupert112) March 23, 2016
ARod not going to be able to take the home run crown is the best news I've heard all day.
— Megan (@MeganInNoDak) March 23, 2016
Hey A-Rod, we're not sad to see you go. New Yorkers don't hold too much love for ya dude. Bye ✌️ #AlexRodriguez
— Emily (@ejweeks) March 23, 2016
A-Rod announcing his retirement two years early is the most A-Rod thing ever.
— Marc Majeau (@MarcMajeau) March 23, 2016
It's about damn time that A-Rod retired. I'm not at all sad to see him go. Not. At. All.
— Sar (@CinderellaGeek) March 23, 2016
Alex won’t be too bored after he leaves baseball behind, because he has reported new romance to keep him busy. A-Rod is supposedly dating Anne Wojcicki, the 42-year-old Silicon Valley billionaire. Anne is also a Yale graduate who did molecular biology research at the National Institute of Health. Brains, beauty and billions? Way to go, A-Rod.
Are you happy or sad to see A-Rod retire from baseball, HollywoodLifers?