• Benching Rodriguez and Swisher Was a Group Decision

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Oct 18, 2012
    Source: nytimes.com
    • All signs point to Brian Cashman, and not Joe Girardi, behind Alex Rodriguez benching for Yankees' Game 3 of ALCS

      Only a few days ago Joe Girardi said it crossed his mind that, with Derek Jeter finished for the season, Alex Rodriguez might just be capable of channeling his old superstar mentality and raising his tattered game in a time of crisis.
  • All signs point to Yankees' Alex Rodriguez heading out of New York after being benched in the biggest games of this postseason

    Sometimes you hear this about Alex Rodriguez, who has been pinch-hit for twice in the playoffs and been benched entirely for three games, in favor of the immortal Eric Chavez: You hear that, hey, Billy Martin benched Reggie Jackson in Game 5 against the…
    • Kobe's Motivational Speech To Alex Rodriguez: "You're Alex Rodriguez."

      Alex Rodriguez isn't having fun sitting on the bench as the Yankees fight to reach the World Series (Well, maybe he's having some fun). A couple days ago, good friend Kobe Bryant, who was not happy to find out A-Rod was riding the pine, attempted to giv…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Kobe Bryant Tries to Help Alex Rodriguez; Drops the Kobe-est Quote Ever

      Whether it’s part of his schtick or not, Kobe is usually pretty blunt when talking to the media. After he laid waste to the Jazz in an exhibition game last night (31 points in 29 minutes), Bryant was asked about the struggles of the Yankees’ Alex Rodr
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Kobe gives pep talk to pal, slumping star A-Rod

      Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant spoke with and offered words of encouragement to his friend and slumping star Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • A-Rod, Granderson both benched for Game 4

    Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson both were benched for Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday night.
    • Swisher in Yanks' lineup; A-Rod, Granderson out

      Manager Joe Girardi continued his lineup shuffles for Wednesday's do-or-die Game 4 of the American League Championship Series vs. the Tigers, again sitting Alex Rodriguez while also benching Curtis Granderson in favor of Nick Swisher.
      Source: MLB.com

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