How Will A-Rod Be Received in Arlington This Week?

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IIMay 25, 2009

Today, the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers face off in a three-game series at the Ballpark in Arlington.

There's a little problem though. That is Alex Rodriguez's former team, and the team where he admitted to taking steroids during his tenure there.

Rodriguez tested positive in 2003 and admitted to using PEDs from 2001-2003 while playing for the Rangers.

We all know he as come out, admitted, and apologized specifically to fans in Texas.

I am sure there will be a lot of jeers from the crowd this week. I just hope that Rodriguez makes it into and out of Texas safely and no fan or fans go overboard.

The Yankees are 12-4 since the return of A-Rod on May 8 in Baltimore. This will only be the second series on the road for him.

Rodriguez made an immediate impact with his three-run shot that catapulted the Yankees to a 4-0 win over the Orioles, this coming after a five-game losing streak.

He had the walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning on May 16 against the Minnesota Twins.

His most recent home run tied the game up with a two-run shot against the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure a 5-4 win.

In 15 games since returning from hip surgery, Rodriguez only has 10 hits. Seven of them are home runs.

“Right now, I’m probably the happiest .200 hitter in baseball,” Rodriguez said.

A-Rod's homecoming tour doesn't stop after this week. On August 13, the Yankees travel to Seattle to play the Mariners, his first team ini the MLB.