Although Alex Rodriguez's two-run homer against the Blue Jays yesterday was just in a spring training game, I think the homer proves to us his focus and confidence is with the team.
Reggie Jackson, current Yankees special advisor, talked with Bryan Hoch about the home run after the game yesterday.
"We all know he can play baseball," Jackson said. "If this does one thing, maybe what we saw today is that he's got an ability to concentrate.
Jackson is absolutely right here. Who would have thunk, after all the PED controversey and spotlight on A-Rod, that he could jump right out of the gates and smash a homer in the first game he's played in months.
If A-Rod can keep focused on winning and avoid getting involved negatively with the media, then Yankee fans can and should expect a big season from him.
Coming from a guy who hates A-Rod's guts, that's saying a lot.
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