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Alex Rodriguez has smash debut as Fox introduces him as analyst

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez looks

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez looks on during batting practice at Yankee Stadium before the American League wild-card game on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Alex Rodriguez began his Fox television career Sunday by breaking a Fox television.

The Yankees' designated hitter appeared on "Fox NFL Sunday" to be introduced as a studio analyst for the rest of the ALCS and World Series, and the former high school quarterback attempted a pass to Fox reporter Jay Glazer.

A-Rod overthrew him, and the ball broke a panel in a video board at Fox's Los Angeles studios. Analyst Michael Strahan, a close friend of Glazer's, joked that it would have helped to have a less diminutive target.

"Alex, you know that comes out of your check at Fox, right?" host Curt Menefee joked.

Rodriguez will join another notorious baseball rules-breaker among Fox's analysts, Pete Rose. But A-Rod's situation is different because he still is an active player, one who might want to dabble in TV when he retires.

A-Rod's debut will come in-studio on Fox Sports 1's pregame and postgame shows for Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night. Rodriguez will be on-site at the World Series.

"Alex has always impressed us from afar with his ability to articulate the game extraordinarily well," Fox Sports president of production John Entz said in a news release. "In meeting with him, it was obvious he has strong recall when it comes to information, a great familiarity with the remaining teams in the field and we have no doubt that he'll be an excellent fit with our guys."

Said Rodriguez: "When I'm not playing baseball, I'm either talking baseball or watching baseball, and I love watching the guys on Fox cover the biggest games in our sport."


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