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MLB: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez Says 'I Refuse to Quit'
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MLB: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez Says 'I Refuse to Quit'

Jul 4 2013, 11:01pm CDT | by

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently told USA Today Sports he refuses to quit in spite of the controversy which has surrounded him this season.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez refuses to give up.  USA Today Sports' Bob Nightengale writes Rodriguez reputation as a reviled sports figure stems from an embarrassing playoff...

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MLB: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez Says 'I Refuse to Quit'

Jul 4 2013, 11:01pm CDT | by

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently told USA Today Sports he refuses to quit in spite of the controversy which has surrounded him this season.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez refuses to give up. 

USA Today Sports' Bob Nightengale writes Rodriguez reputation as a reviled sports figure stems from an embarrassing playoff performance in 2012 and his alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal that rocked the baseball world. 

As if the performance-enhancing drug controversy wasn't enough, A-Rod was also on the receiving end of a scathing remark from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman after Rodriguez wrote a tweet about his injury status which allegedly conflicted with an earlier statement Cashman made about the issue. 

Cashman told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, "Alex should just shut the f--- up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now."

Some of his detractors are even urging the 37-year-old Rodriguezto quit and reach a settlement over the $114 million the Yankees owe him, per Nightengale.  

However, A-Rod refuses to back down from the naysayers, saying he refuses to quit

"I know people think I'm nuts. I know most people wouldn't want the confrontation. Most people would say, 'Get me out of here. Trade me. Do anything.'

"But I'm the (expletive) crazy man who goes, 'I want to compete. I want to stay in New York. I refuse to quit.'

"Maybe it's stupidity. I dont know, but I'm wired to compete and give my best. I have a responsibility to be ready to play as soon as I can."

Nightengale reveals Rodriguez has had to go through rigorous workouts to recover from his hip injury which entailed rising at 6 a.m. and sometimes finishing up at 5 p.m. The USA Today Sports writer also adds the toughest part are the accusations and their effects on his mother and two daughters. 

"This is the hardest fight I've ever had. There have been days, like, 'Holy (expletive), how am I going to get through this day?  But you keep getting after it, keep pushing.

"My mom's had a hard time with all of this the last nine months, watching everything. My God, I hate to see her go through this. And my daughters are sitting there and watching their dad. I want to make them proud. I want to make my mom proud."

In 25 postseason at-bats in 2012, Rodriguez mustered only three singles and struck out 12 times. He is currently in Charleston, S.C. for a rehab stint with the Class A Riverdogs, per MLB.com's Cash Kruth. 

 
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