For the last three days I have been covering Alex Rodriguez and the Yankkees White Sox games. Covering every move while he was at bat or about to be at bat led to some odd moments. Like last night, when A-Rod was on deck and Ichiro Suzuki was at bat. Normally I would just be shooting Suzuki, but instead I had to keep an eye on Rodriquez hoping he would pass by a guy with a “Free A-Rod” shirt, in between each of the Japanese stars swings.
It was fun to cover a game and not have to worry about any one other than one guy. In addition, half the media I saw at the game were national network crews who oddly I usually get to see when I am out of town.
The outburst was stunning, considering that the Mets spent the early part of the week in some sort of offensive trance.
The Mets have lost four straight games, including two in a row to the Cubs, who improved their record to 26-48 but maintained the worst record in the major leagues.
For a few drowsy hours, they flailed their bats about, floating baseballs harmlessly into the blustery air above Wrigley Field, bowling others softly through the stadiumÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s checkered grass. They snapped their gloves at balls that eluded them like butterflies.