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Puff n Stuff

Posted By Alex Belth On March 23, 2004 @ 8:34 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

The Daily News has the first [1] of a three-part series profiling the career of Alex Rodriguez today, if you like that sort of thing. Rodriguez turned a nifty double play against the Tigers yesterday. John Haper [2] called it Rodriguez’s first Graig Nettles play:

“I guess you’d say it was like the birth of me being a third baseman,” A-Rod said afterward. “That was the first one where I got a pretty good rush out of it, I’ll tell you that.”

It was a beauty, all right, A-Rod’s first truly sensational play with the glove as a Yankee. He robbed Ivan Rodriguez of a double with a backhand dive, and with runners at first and second, turned the stab into a double play by scrambling to third and making an off-the-wrong-foot throw across the diamond.

Meanwhile, Bubba Crosby [3] could make the big club coming out of spring training. With all of the high-priced studs on this team, Crosby [4], the Dodgers number one draft pick in 1998, is a welcome breath of air. He is often compared with Lenny Dykstra, as a hustling, scrappy kind of player. Hey, if Clay Bellinger made the team, so can Bubber.


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[1] first: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/176194p-153387c.html

[2] John Haper: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/176235p-153417c.html

[3] Bubba Crosby: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/176232p-153412c.html

[4] Crosby: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spynotes233720070mar23,0,7203361.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

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