Ex-Yankees mate curses Alex Rodriguez to ‘die a lonely man’

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There appears to be a strong animosity between Doug Mientkiewicz and his former Yankees teammate Alex Rodriguez.

In a recent episode of the “Foul Territory” podcast featuring A.J. Pierzynski and Scott Braun, Doug Mientkiewicz expressed his strong feelings towards MLB analyst A-Rod, engaging in a lengthy and passionate rant. Mientkiewicz delved into various topics, including Alex Rodriguez’s history of steroid usage and his personal life, even going as far as predicting a lonely future for him.

Alex Rodriguez was ripped

Mientkiewicz expressed his frustration and disappointment with Alex Rodriguez, stating that it is painful to witness his actions. He questioned whether A-Rod had forgotten about his 200-game suspension and urged him to stop his behavior. Mientkiewicz acknowledged that as a player in a power position, the thought of using performance-enhancing substances crossed his mind, but he ultimately prioritized his long-term health, wanting to be able to walk without issues when he reaches the age of 50.

Due to his use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), Alex Rodriguez faced a suspension for the entire 2014 season.

After their time playing high school baseball together, Alex Rodriguez and Mientkiewicz had a brief stint as teammates on the Yankees in 2007. This came after Mientkiewicz’s victorious World Series campaign with the Red Sox in 2004.

According to NJ.com, Mientkiewicz, who is now 48 years old, commented that Alex Rodriguez has not effectively addressed the fractured relationships from their shared history.

Alex Rodriguez and Jac Cordeiro with his daughters, Natasha and Ella on Dec. 17, 2022.
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Alex Rodriguez’s personal life was questioned

Mientkiewicz expressed his belief that Alex Rodriguez will lead a solitary life, emphasizing that despite his role as a father, he still has much ground to cover in terms of nurturing his relationship with his daughters.

“I’ve always said he’s going to die a lonely man, because, you know what? This whole ‘father of the year’ stuff, God bless him with his daughters, because it’s got to come a long way,” Mientkiewicz said.

“But it’s like, ‘You’re just trying to get into heaven now.’ I’m still friends with my high school team. We still text often, not as often as we should, but we still text, group thread, constantly badgering each other. He’s just distant from it. I don’t care how good or how great you become and how far your career goes, you never forget your high school dudes.”

Mientkiewicz pointed out that Alex Rodriguez’s recent efforts to repair relationships appear motivated by a desire to secure a place in heaven. In contrast, Mientkiewicz highlighted the enduring friendship he maintains with his high school team, acknowledging that while they may not communicate as frequently as they should, they still engage in lively group discussions. Mientkiewicz emphasized that regardless of the level of success or achievements attained in one’s career, the bonds forged with high school friends should never be forgotten.

The fact that the former first basemen openly expressed criticism toward Alex Rodriguez marks a noticeable departure from previous years.

In 2009, Mientkiewicz stated that during their high school days, he had never witnessed Alex Rodriguez using steroids.

Alex Rodriguez in pinstripes

According to Mientkiewicz, he believes it would have been nearly impossible for them not to be aware if Alex Rodriguez had been using steroids during their time together at Westminster Christian High School in Miami.

Mientkiewicz reminisced about Alex Rodriguez’s appearance and work ethic during their time in ninth grade, noting that while A-Rod was initially skinny like most teenagers, he displayed a strong dedication to his craft and worked harder than anyone else.

Throughout his career spanning from 1998 to 2009, Mientkiewicz managed to hit a total of 66 home runs, with his efforts spread across 1,087 at-bats.

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One thought on “Ex-Yankees mate curses Alex Rodriguez to ‘die a lonely man’

  1. Not a fan of Rodríguez’s actions, but give me a break already. How about Doug beings up his ex-Red Sox steroid teammates David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez?

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