I am pretty sure (actually, I KNOW) that Sox fans wouldn’t like A-Rod being the focus of an All-Star game gimmick at Fenway Park, but in the grand scheme of things is it that big a deal to have David Ortiz take a single swing for a fan at the House that Ruth Built? Bigger question, if the article linked is to be believed, is why did MLB do such a poor job informing the Yankees about their promotional plans? Having David Ortiz “call a shot” for a fan at the Home Run Derby in the Bronx just doesn’t seem like a big deal, and certainly not an event worth an entire organization getting in fits about, but why the stealth imposition of this affair on the hosts? The Yankees would be wise to stay magnanimous, but they never should have been put in this position. How can MLB and the Commisioner’s Office be so stupid?
Wait. Don’t answer that.