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A-Rod tells media "I change my mind, I want Sharlon Schoop to play shortstop for the Yankees"

posted Mar 11, 2009, 1:47 PM by Steven Seagal   [ updated Mar 13, 2009, 9:38 AM ]
Netherlands shortstop Sharlon Schoop, whose normal position is at catcher, went 0-5 with 3 KOs, leaving 3 men on base in the Netherlands win over the Dominican Republic. He is hitting .000 in the WBC but A-Rod is smitten with him. A-Rod claims to have made the above quote, changing his mind on who he wants to play shortstop for the Yankees prior to the Dominican Republic's embarrassing loss to the Dutch. A-Rod is also quoted as saying that he wants "that Dutch fellow to leadoff for the Yanks" when he couldn't remember the name of leadoff hitter Gene Kingsale. In related news, Jose Reyes blamed the loss on A-Rod in saying "I wish Yurendell de Caster was our 3rd basemen, instead of A-Rod. And you know, also Dominican and not Dutch".