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Letter: I can’t forgive A-Rod yet, but history will

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees follows

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees follows through on a first inning RBI base hit against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Credit: Jim McIsaac

I’ve been a New York Yankees fan since I was a little girl, sharing pretzels with my dad as we watched our black-and-white TV in Massapequa [“End comes Friday for Yanks’ A-Rod,” News, Aug. 8].

One day, I bought a life-size poster-board image of Alex Rodriguez in his batting stance. “A-Rod” stood in my living room for years during every Yankee season. But, when the player got into the jams he did, I was so disappointed. As the baseball season arrived one spring, I retired the cardboard A-Rod from my living room. There has been no favorite for me since.

History is much more forgiving than fans like me; it’s interested in statistics, and A-Rod’s are exceptional. He’s part of Yankee history. He will always be remembered among the greats.

Joyce Oehler-Ey, Holbrook