Alex Rodriguez Gets Milestone Ball After Yankees Conflict Ends

Posted: Jul 4 2015, 7:27am CDT | by , in Latest Sports News


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Alex Rodriguez Gets Milestone Ball After Yankees Conflict Ends
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Alex Rodriguez was recently presented with a token ball in honor of the coming to a halt of his row with the Yankees.

The New York Yankees player, Alex Rodriguez got a milestone ball which marked his 3000th hit. The dispute between Rodriguez and the sports group regarding a payment that was due was at an end. Both sides buried the hatchet and $3.5 million went to charity while $5.5 million was siphoned off as savings for the team. As for Alex, he got the prized ball which in itself is simply priceless.

When Rodriguez and his team managers signed a contract about eight years back that would allow him to earn in excess of $6 million as per a decade-long deal, things looked hunky dory alright. Rodriguez is a happy man today since he has accomplished his 3000th run which is not a small feat.

Two years ago though the organization’s relations with Rofriguez went into turmoil as he was involved in drug abuse accusations. A-Rod, as he is lovingly called by his fans, was struck off the roster of players on the Yankees team. But he sued the team physician and the MLB, an act he was to rescind on later on.

Rodriguez ended up in a lot of trouble and it was a miserable time for both him and his teammates. Yet soon everybody let bygones be bygones and the resentments were left behind in the past. An atmosphere of camaraderie and brotherhood currently reigns and Rodriguez is mighty glad that he has gotten the accolades (and basic rights) that were his birthright.

The settlement of the money that was to go to Rodriguez in an amicable and fair-and-square manner is something which shows the high level of maturity and horse sense of both the Yankees management and A-Rod himself, according to FoxNews.

At the much-talked-about news conference the 3000th ball was taken out of a bag and presented to A-Rod who looked on with a smile on his face. It was a poignant moment indeed. Rodriguez said that nobody could have thought that a single swing of his bat would lead to such mass hysteria.

It was a truly wonderful feeling and one that he wouldn’t exchange for anything else in the world. Rodriguez has proven that he can take it on the chin like a man and he has come back stronger after everything went topsy turvy. Two cheers for A-Rod!

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