How to work out with A-Rod
There’s a nice story in the Miami Herald today about how Alex Rodriguez has essentially adopted Alonso, 20, a standout University of Miami baseball player, as his offseason workout partner.
Alonso walked up to the star one morning in December as Rodriguez rode a stationary bike in the UM weight room.
told him whatever race he would do, I would beat him,” Alonso said. "He found that pretty funny, and after that [he] said all right, let’s
Rodriguez told the newspaper that this is the first time in about 10 years that he has allowed a young player to join in his workout program, though A-Rod did quietly mentor Melky Cabrera with a series of morning sessions last year in New York.
Here’s the best news for Yankees fans: old friend Doug Mientkiewicz (a free agent, not Yankee property as the story indicates) believes A-Rod is working even harder than he did last winter.
One other order of business: I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails asking about single game tickets for the last season at Yankee Stadium. Online sales at yankees.com get started on Feb. 29.