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  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez voted MLB's 'phoniest' player in Sports Illustrated

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...icle-1.1142554

    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez voted MLB's 'phoniest' player in Sports Illustrated
    Third baseman earns another 'honor' just weeks after being voted most overrated in magazine's pages

    Only weeks after Alex Rodriguez was named the most overrated position player in the game by Sports Illustrated's player poll, the Yankees' third baseman earned another title in the magazine's 232-player survey: the phoniest player in baseball.

    A-Rod earned 26 percent of the vote, easily outpacing teammate Nick Swisher, who ranked second with 14 percent. Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan finished third, followed by Giants closer Brian Wilson and Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips.

    A-Rod received more than half his votes (64%) from players in the American League, with 44 percent of those coming from players in the AL East.

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    I'm surprised the players would bother themselves with this to the point it's actually voted on league wide.

    SI has become such a joke they cannot do straight features.

    I found this interesting, but what would be far more interesting to me is all the players voting on each media member and outlet given credentials by MLB for their job performance.

    Guess media outlets would run for cover with each writer.

    Say what you want about A-Rod being a phony, he did step into traffic to save a kid in Boston back in 2005.
    Last edited by WEB; 08-23-2012, 07:24 PM.

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    • #3
      I never understood all the hate for A-Rod.

      Some hate yes, but the dude never goes drunk driving or beat his wife.

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      • #4
        It's sad what has become of a once great sports magazine. They also used to have one of the best sites on the internet at one time. I don't read the magainze anymore and never go on their website.

        As for ARod, he is (was) a great player and one of the alltime greats. I don't really see what is phony about that.

        To me Jeter is far more phony than ARod or Swisher.

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        • #5
          What's shocking to me is SI had the time, resources to circulate ballots to 30 MLB clubs traveling and over 260 players filled them out and returned them but don't have time, money to produce quality features?

          I have no objection of a feature article on A-Rod (or any player/team) with dozens of quotes from players on x player being a phony.

          But how SI goes about this is another matter. Did SI send a flunky to each lockerroom and leave them a questionnaire for the players to fill out?

          It's not like the all-star game or players have a vote in awards given out at the end of seasons.

          We sure are a million miles away from the days of Reggie Jackson inserting a shoe store into his mouth roasting Munson in Sport misquoting him (not) for four pages, even then media worked harder.
          Last edited by WEB; 08-23-2012, 08:05 PM.

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          • #6
            I don't understand all the bashing of A-Rod. He is one of the nicest players I have ever met.

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            • #7
              I think it's jealously over his money and celebrity status. Bored players too. 162 games is a long season.
              "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John Shoemaker View Post
                I don't understand all the bashing of A-Rod. He is one of the nicest players I have ever met.
                Lot of players are insanely jealous of ARod's salary (Jeter especially); and gets worse as ARod deteriorates more and more with age. When he opted out the NYY should have let him go, but that is a different story for another day. That being said, I agree with you, ARod to me seems like one of the nicer players in the game.

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                • #9
                  He is a phony. His pickup line used to be "Who do you think is hotter, me or Jeter?" Jeter responds with the most beautiful women in the world. A-Rod winds up with Madonna. He's booed in NY for a reason.
                  Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                    He is a phony. His pickup line used to be "Who do you think is hotter, me or Jeter?" Jeter responds with the most beautiful women in the world. A-Rod winds up with Madonna. He's booed in NY for a reason.
                    Is that really true? cmon thats pretty corny if it is.
                    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                      He is a phony. His pickup line used to be "Who do you think is hotter, me or Jeter?" Jeter responds with the most beautiful women in the world. A-Rod winds up with Madonna.
                      I don't even know why it matters, but he didn't "wind up" with Madonna. He can date a different model every week if he wants. He's dating one right now.

                      Did you get one of Jeter's gift bags?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ipitch View Post
                        I don't even know why it matters, but he didn't "wind up" with Madonna. He can date a different model every week if he wants. He's dating one right now.

                        Did you get one of Jeter's gift bags?
                        Off the field matters in a way because it shows character. My main problem with him is on the field, however. 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 he can't stay healthy. And those are the easy 5 years of the deal. I can't imagine how the next 5 go.
                        Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                          Is that really true? cmon thats pretty corny if it is.
                          According to the book A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez it is.
                          Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                          • #14
                            And once again, my beliefs about A Rod are validated.

                            Last time it was the players themselves voting on how overrated he was.

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                            • #15
                              What's shocking to me is SI had the time, resources to circulate ballots to 30 MLB clubs traveling and over 260 players filled them out and returned them but don't have time, money to produce quality features?

                              I have no objection of a feature article on A-Rod (or any player/team) with dozens of quotes from players on x player being a phony.

                              But how SI goes about this is another matter. Did SI send a flunky to each lockerroom and leave them a questionnaire for the players to fill out?

                              It's not like the all-star game or players have a vote in awards given out at the end of seasons.

                              We sure are a million miles away from the days of Reggie Jackson inserting a shoe store into his mouth roasting Munson in Sport misquoting him (not) for four pages, even then media worked harder.

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