A-Rod Under Pressure To Show He Can Still Throw Out Balls
By Dusty McRobotface
NEW YORK—With Major League Baseball entering its offseason, sources confirmed that Red Sox slugger Alex Rodriguez is under significant pressure to show that he is still a pitcher capable of throwing out balls. "You can't judge a book by its cover, but it's pretty obvious that he still has some work to do," said an anonymous baseball source, adding that Rodriguez is trying to ignore the fact that he's thrown out 20 percent of balls this season, the highest rate among all major leaguers. "You don't want to get too hard on him, but he should at least give it his all, because that's his job." Rodriguez also admitted that his arm strength has declined somewhat since last year, leading to some speculation that he could be moving back to first base.