Alex Rodriguez Retiring

Alex Rodriguez's Final MLB Game to Be Broadcast Nationally on Fox

Fox will give its due to, in its own words, “one of the most gifted Major League Baseball players in history” by nationally broadcasting Alex Rodriguez’s final game this Friday, as the New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays.

Play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt, analyst John Smoltz and reporter Ken Rosenthal will oversee Fox’s coverage, preceded a pregame show airing at 7 pm (with host Chris Myers and analysts Frank Thomas, Tom Verducci and CJ Nitkowski).

The YES Network will also televise the game live within its New York/New Jersey/Connecticut/ Pennsylvania footprint, with pregame coverage beginning at 6 pm.

The end of A-Rod’s 22-year career was announced on Sunday, with the two-time MVP set to transition into an advisor role with the Yankees, where he will draw the remaining balance ($28 million) of his 10-year, $275 million contract.

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  1. KLS says:

    Why are we even celebrating this guy? Oh, yeah, he’s the one that got away with stealing millions of dollars from 2 franchises while cheating. Go America!

    • Emily says:

      Don’t forget he committed felonies, tried to convince everyone that the investigation was a witch hunt, acted like a child all through the investigation, and only confessed when he signed an agreement with the FBI that made him immune so he could help take down the actual clinic. The MLB should have banned him for life…

  2. Maria says:

    Meh. I prefer my Yankees to have last names like Gehrig and Jeter.

  3. HAP says:

    Who could possibly care about this game outside fans of the two teams?

  4. MMD says:

    Unfreakingbelievable! He no more deserves a sendoff like this than I do.So much for “accepting the end gracefully”. Now when Derek Jeter retired he deserved every accolade he received at the final game at each ballpark because the players may have not wanted to play the Yankees but at least the players all respected Jeter for his love of the game and remaining so humble to the end.

  5. lrdslvrhnd says:

    …assuming he actually even plays, that is… I anticipate many shots of him sitting on the bench while the idiots at Fox trip over themselves enthusing about what a “great player” he is.

    • kitsunesaru says:

      Yeah I was going to say this too. What a terrible game that would be to watch. Just footage of him on the bench.
      If they put him in he probably won’t play the whole game.