New York Papers Rip Un-Clutch A-Rod, Celebrate Heroics of Very Clutch Raul Ibanez (VIDEO)
Yankees skipper Joe Girardi used Raul Ibanez as a pinch hitter for the struggling Alex Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth on Wednesday, and Ibanez tied the game with a solo bomb. Then in the 12th inning, Ibanez hit a moon shot to win the game and put Baltimore on the brink of elimination.
Today, the New York newspapers celebrated the irony of an un-clutch hitter (A-Rod) being benched in favour of Ibanez, who provided two historically clutch moments…
A-Rod has been a lightning rod for his post-season struggles, and the performance of Ibanez will surely fan the flames. A-Rod is making close to 30 million and he’s been absolutely brutal. Anyone that has watched Spiderman knows that with great power comes great responsibility. Unfortunately for A-Rod, he’s choked worse than Mama Cass with a ham sandwich.