When she visits, it’s never “work.” So much fun sharing the 89th MLB All Star Game experience with this one. @foxsports
DC is awesome! Such a thrill to see 73 of the greatest players in the world in the All-Star Game tonight. I’m excited by the new talent in the game and all of the young stars. This year’s #midsummerclassic
features 30 first-time All-Stars, 29 players age 27 or younger, and 23 foreign-born stars. So great for the game. @MLB @FS1
AROD GS25. LIMITED EDITION. Only 696 made. Link in bio.
I’m not sure who’s more excited, this young man or myself. His reaction is exactly why we are making the limited series of 696 #ARodGS25
bats available for fans. Check out www.ARodShop.com tomorrow to see how you can own one of these special collectibles, the first bats that I’ve designed personally. Thank you all for the support and for being such incredible fans of the game I love.
There was nothing like an afternoon game in old Yankee Stadium packed with screaming passionate knowledgeable @yankees
fans!! Such a historic building and I’m honored to have been there during the only four years in franchise history when attendance topped 4 million, from 2005-2008. And I’ll never forget days like this one. #SeeYa
What’s your favorite all-time memory from The House That Ruth Built?
Always swinging for the fences!
Every time I see #ThrowbackThursday
photos of my playing days as a youth, I immediately think about the people that were integral in shaping my career.
When I was ages 10 through 17, I was fortunate enough to have two great coaches and mentors, Eddie Rodriguez (El Gallo) and Rich Hofman. Then for my first seven years in the majors, I played for the legendary Lou Piniella. So over that 15-year span, I had three coaches who were all special in different ways and who all made a huge impact on my career and my life. I had the luxury of learning from what was basically a hybrid of Pat Riley and Bill Belichick.
They all taught me that the formula for winning championships was combining good pitching and defense, coupled with some timely hitting. But you couldn't compete for a World Series if you weren't on the team and one thing I knew for sure: You wouldn't stick around in the major leagues as a young player if you couldn't defend.
It doesn't matter how good you are in the batter's box; if you're a shortstop and you make 50 errors, you'll be back in the minors. But if you have good fundamentals - playing great defense, bunting, good baserunning, contact hitting, situational awareness - you don't have to hit .320 to be a successful major leaguer.
Today’s young players should focus more on putting the ball in play and less about hitting home runs. They should spend more time learning about how to be in a good defensive position when a pitch is thrown instead of being one dimensional.
I'm forever grateful for the amazing mentors who taught me so much about the game I love. That's why I believe it's crucial for today's coaches and parents to stress the importance of fundamentals, to help the next generation become more complete players and to keep baseball's future bright.
#TBT #Westminster @mlb
So great to meet these two @ucla
students who are just out to play a little catch.
Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic and a sucker for the great game of baseball but with this commissioner, the passionate @mlb
owners and all of the transcendent young talent in our game - we will get back to number one.
We have already grown our game to Japan, Mexico, Latin America, and have an iconic series in London planned for next summer between the Yankees and Red Sox.
As stewards of our game, we shouldn’t be worried about speeding it up. We should be striving to improve what makes it great.
We need more contact hitters like Johnny Damon and guys who rarely struck out, like Joe DiMaggio. More guys swiping bases like Lou Brock, bunting the way Phil Rizzuto mastered it and commanding the zone like Sandy Koufax.
And it all starts with kids and young men like these, just out playing catch.
Cord, you had me at hello, buddy.
To make it to the big leagues, you need God-given talent. But to be truly great, you need much more. You hear about five-tool players, but to me the five tools of greatness are talent, passion, humility, a raw love for the game, and a relentless work ethic.
Few athletes can stake a claim to all five of those tools. But there is one player that stands out, and I believe it's because he has a sixth tool that elevates him above everyone else in the majors: Exceptional character.
That man is @miketrout.
His character is off the charts and helps make him, in my opinion and so many others, the best player in the world. It was a pleasure to talk shop with this 6-tool superstar on @espn #SundayNightBaseball
The time is here! Thank you to everyone who participated. I had so much fun reading everyone’s stories and what they love about baseball.
Congratulations to the three winners.
you are the grand prize winner of the AROD GS25 baseball bat.
you and your husband will get to enjoy four complimentary tickets to a Yankees game.
I will be sending you an autographed jersey. I hope your ten-year-old brother continues to play baseball!
Winners please DM me your name, email and mailing address so I can send you your prizes.
Again, thank you everyone who participated.
Vacation over... Back to work...