Fittingly, the Yankee third baseman made the final out of the Yankees' 2010 playoff run deep in the heart of Texas, striking out in the top of the ninth as the Texas Rangers wrapped up their first pennant in club history.
Of course, with anguish and peril in regards to New York baseball, come ever-creative headlines plastered over the front and back of tabloid newspapers across the city.
Saturday morning was no difference. The Daily News decided to take a page out of the old Boston playbook, back when people around here may have actually believed in that thing, with a "Tex Hex" headline. On the back page, a clever play on Texas dialect read, "That's y'all folks."
The New York Post, was, well, not as nice. The Post used the front page of their tabloid to rip the Yankees, not mincing words by declaring this season a "$210M BUST!" And on the back, a truly unflattering picture of A-Rod with the words, "Death and Texas," with an even better subheadline reading, "Rangers massacre defending chumps."
It may not bring the Red Sox season back to life, but for a day at least, Sox fans can take some solace in the fact that the Bronx Bombers will be hitting the links soon enough as well.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"If our players are playing within the rules and for the commissioner and for the NFL to say that they are going to increase fines because of hits seem to be vicious or violent I think it’s ridiculous and I think the skirts need to be taken off in the NFL offices."
— NFLPA President Kevin Mawae on the league's newest crackdown on big hits
COMMENT OF THE DAY
Red Sox GM Theo Epstein has a pretty easy job when you put it that way.
"Are you kidding me? The Sox will make a ton of changes. SS, outfield and the bullpen need a huge upgrade. And watch Theo put together a blockbuster deal for either Adrian G, or Prince. How about Ellsbury,Lowrie,Reddick and Casey Kelly for Adrian. Sign Crawford and stay away from Werth. Get it done Theo."
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