Over the last couple of postseasons, many were graced with Alex Rodriguez‘s presence on FOX Sports providing in-depth studio analysis. And if you were wishing to have a larger dose of A-Rod on your television screens, look no further.
ESPN is slated to announce a deal, possibly as early as today, that Rodriguez will join their “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast. He will provide commentary along with Jessica Mendoza, Buster Olney, and new play-by-play announcer, Matt Vasgersian, who will succeed Dan Schulman. When FOX and TBS air postseason baseball, Rodriguez will still be part of their studio analysis team which consists of Kevin Burkhardt and Frank Thomas.
While we’re sure Rodriguez will have plenty of great moments on “Sunday Night Baseball”, his greatest moment will forever be the way he answered back to current MLB Network analyst Ryan Dempster hitting him with a 3-0 pitch during an August Yankees / Red Sox game.
Rodriguez will also succeed current Yankees manager Aaron Boone as a color commentator on ESPN, and this wouldn’t be the first time Rodriguez replaced Boone in the baseball world. During the 2003 – 2004 offseason, Boone injured his knee in a game of pick-up basketball and was expected to miss the 2004 campaign. The injury forced the Yankees to acquire Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers, and release Boone from the team.
Who knows. Maybe in the near future Rodriguez will end up being Boone’s successor as the Yankees manager. Because as we all know, everything does eventually comes in threes.