Alex Rodriguez Walks Off Yankee Stadium One Last Time

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees runs onto the field to warm up before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 607683431 ORIG FILE ID: 588949306

Long-time Yankee Alex Rodriguez announced his so-called retirement on August 7, 2016. He played in his final game as a Yankee and possibly his final game ever on Friday, August 12, 2016.

A-Rod started the game at DH and batted third for New York. In his first at-bat in his final game, Rodriguez hit an RBI double to tie the game at 1.

In his second at-bat of the game, Rodriguez grounded out to short. So, now you know he wasn’t perfect at the plate in his final game as a Yankee. But hey, at least he doubled his first time up.

A-Rod came up to the plate in his third at-bat of the game in the fifth inning. He struck out. But I guess that’s okay because Starlin Castro hit a two-run bomb an inning later to give the Yanks a 5-3 lead over Tampa Bay.

Alex got up one final time as a Yankee in the seventh inning. It would’ve been awesome if he hit a bomb right? Well he grounded out to short in his final AB. Couldn’t expect too much from a 41 year-old.

In the ninth inning, Joe Girardi put A-Rod at third base for his final farewell. Rodriguez was shortly removed from the game after a Betances strikeout to get a well-deserved goodbye and thank you from the New York supporters.

It is officially the end of an era. The end of what so many of us grew up watching with mixed emotions. The end of watching him stun the world with his great ability and passion. The end of hatred in result of alleged steroid use. We can all take a moment to realize that Alex Rodriguez will no longer wear the pinstripes. He will no longer make Red Sox fans want to kill him after pimping bombs against them. He will no longer (most likely) play the game of baseball again. Farewell, A-Rod. It was for sure an unforgettable time in all of our lives.