Some Impressions of a Young Alex Rodriguez

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Arne Christensen in MLB
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As a follow-up to my recent article about Alex Rodriguez's productivity in the playoffs as a Mariner, here are some portions of an interview I did early this year with Kevin Kalal of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners' AAA affiliate, in 1995. The excerpts deal with Kalal's impressions of A-Rod back then. When I asked the readers of Mariners' fan site Lookout Landing for their response to his favorable comments, they responded very negatively. Some of them emphasized how much things had changed in 14 years, others are simply very ill-disposed toward Rodriguez over him leaving Seattle, and everything else that's happened with him this decade. And I don't think his performance these past few weeks will change that. But, there's some merit to the opinions of someone who had personal contact wit ...

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