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Has A-Rod Found ‘The Buddha Within’?

It’s been a dismal season for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (a.k.a. A-Rod) with fielding errors and batting slumps as well as boos from New York fans. Even the newspaper headlines have been seething, asking readers questions like: “Do You Hate This Man?” Boyhood chum and pro-ball player Doug Mientkiewicz quipped in late September: “I would have thought he’d have jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge by now.”

But one possible clue to A-Rod’s staying power was revealed this week by ESPN-2 and The New York Times: A copy of Lama Surya Das’s “Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World” has been spied sitting in Rodriguez’s locker.

“It has been a very challenging year,” Rodriguez has said. “You have to experience it and learn from it.”

Sounds to me like the book’s been doing more than just sitting there.

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George B Vieto

posted October 12, 2006 at 11:46 pm

With all of the heat Alex has taken from fans and media he hasn’t done an implosion in interviews that the media would remind me of Jim Mora the former New Orleans Saints football coach tirades that I remember to this day. Like could woulda shoulda. Playoffs? We’re just trying to win a freaking game and so on.

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posted October 22, 2006 at 12:43 am

How many Yankees had 40+ home runs this year? How many Yankees had 90+ RBI’s? How many Yankees had 30+ stolen bases? How many Yankee pitchers had 20+ wins? There has been only one sport in the last 25 years that I am aware of, that ‘ONE’ player was able to control ‘The Outcome’ and that was basketballs Micheal Jordan!! Alex is a Great contributor. Alex, is a fine human being, who has passed thru the age barrier, where things around him seem to speed up. Alex needs to shed 12-15 lbs, to help his fleetness of 5 years ago to come back. Alex at this point will need to use a lighter bat, which is also a little shorter than the one he is familiar with. Doing this will allow his speed to catch-up. If the Yankees feel they need to shed themselve of Alex, send him to Chicago, the White Sox would surely welcome him. Thats it for now!

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