That’s because the three-game set will mark the last time Alex Rodriguez faces the Red Sox in pinstripes before his Yankees career ends Friday. The 41-year-old designated hitter doesn’t have much an impact on the storied rivalry these days, but his past is quite a different story.
From the moment he joined the Evil Empire in 2004, A-Rod has been a lightning rod in the tense relations between the two clubs. From a showdown with a Red Sox captain to a preposterous glove slap on a Sox pitcher, Rodriguez always seemed to find his way into the center of the rivalry.
And we didn’t even mention the time he nearly got traded to Boston — before landing in New York.
A-Rod’s history with the Red Sox has been anything but ordinary, so as he visits Fenway one more time, we’re looking back at his most infamous moments against his team’s arch-nemesis.
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