A-Rod insists he’s ready: ‘I’m flying to Chicago’ to join Yankees

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TRENTON, N.J. — Alex Rodriguez took to the field a little later than most of his Trenton Thunder teammates to warm up for Saturday night’s game against the Reading Fightin’ Phils, but the fans didn’t seem to mind.Once Rodriguez appeared, the majority of the 8,113 fans on hand cheered him, although some boos were definitely audible. Many fans held up signs showing their support and love for the embattled Yankees star, while others pointed proudly to the Alex Rodriguez jerseys they were wearing to the game.By no fault of Rodriguez’s, his fans went away somewhat disappointed when Rodriguez walked four times, three times on 3-2 pitches. Rodriguez played seven innings before exiting the game, with the only potential miscue coming in the second inning when Rodriguez fielded a groundball down the line and threw high to second base. The throw pulled Jose Pirela off the bag for what appeared to many to be an error, but the play was ruled a hit by the official scorer.

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