MLB — 11 October 2012
Kobe to Call A-Rod and Cheer Him Up

Last night, the Yankees stunned the Orioles to take a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-five ALDS. But it had nothing to do with their highest paid player, Alex Rodridguez. Well, actually it had everythingn to do with him depending on how you look at it.

Yankee skipper, Joe Girardi did what many have been calling for of late: he pulled A-Rod’s struggling bat from the lineup and inserted Raul Ibanez. Long story short in case you missed the game, Ibanez is the reason the Yankees won, providing two late-inning homeruns.

So where does this leave A-Rod for the rest of the series?

Apparently, Kobe Bryant and Rodriguez are good friends and when Kobe found out what happended to A-Rod, he wasn’t too thrilled. He intends on consoling him. Per the AP’s Greg Beacham on Twitter:

 

 And ESPN LA’s Arash Markazi

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  1. Great managing,not afraid to sit one of the greatest for an oldtime clutch hitter.Yanks win instead of losing.A-Rod K’s and lose but no PH Raul who jacks tieing HR in bottom of 9th and monster jack in 12th for walkoff.What are you complaining about Kobe??? you are no coach,one of the greatest moves and results in yankee lore.

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