I hope he’s alright, but I haven’t seen a reaction like this since the last time I sniped a henchman in Goldeneye. Obviously I’ve never experienced this pain, which I’m sure is excruciating, but even the most die-hard Yankee fan has to admit that A Rod reacts a bit more dramatically to getting plunked than anyone else in the league. I would love to see some retaliation, but the Yankees don’t do that. So to quote Virginia Venit, “You want to beat him? Beat him on the [field].”

Update:

Well, looks like I’ve got egg on my face. This trip to the DL can make for some interesting scenarios playing out in that lineup. Does a spot open up for Ichiro at the top? We’ll see how Joe decides to handle the fallout from the A Rod injury on Vicente Padilla night in Seattle.