Tough Week For Yankee Fans. First Teixeira, Now A-Rod

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A-Rod plays his last game on Friday (Aug. 12)

It has been a tough week for New York Yankee fans.

On Friday (Aug. 5), first baseman, Mark Teixeira announced he’ll be retiring after the end of the season.

Today, Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) announced that he’ll play his last game next Friday (Aug. 12).

“Today is a tough day,” said the 41 year-old in a press conference.  “I love this game (baseball), I love this team (Yankees) and today I’m saying goodbye to both.”

Both press conferences had something in common.  Both Rodriguez and Teixeira were emotional.

During his 22 year career, A-Rod hit 696 home runs, had 2,084 RBIs (2nd all-time), 3,114 hits, 5,811 total bases, and 25 grand slams (1st all-time).

After Rodriguez plays his last game, he’ll become a special advisor and instructor for the Yankees.

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