The New York Yankees are only nine games into their spring training schedule, but the Alex Rodriguez drama has already started.
The controversial third baseman hit his first home run since 2013 off Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman on Wednesday, but apparently, the Yankees’ official Twitter account forgot to mention it. They didn’t tweet when the ball went out of the park, and their postgame recap only mentioned Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.
According to the New York Daily News, the Yankees are one of the few teams that don’t control their own social media. Their account is run by MLB Advanced Media, and a spokesperson told the Daily News that the “slight” was unintentional.
?It was very much an unintended error,? the spokesman said. “Alex is and will be treated like every other Yankees player.”
Rodriguez also headlined the game recap on the homepage of the Yankees’ website Wednesday night.
But that didn’t stop Yankees fans from getting up in arms.
And that’s not even close to all of them.
It looks as though it only took one spring training home run for at least these Yankees fans to forgive A-Rod for his performance enhancing drug use, so we’ll just have to wait and see if things change come April.
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