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Monday, December 22, 2014

Frankie Rodriguez Happy to ‘Shut Up’ Yankees Fans with Save

Mets closer Frankie Rodriguez is known as a hot head who isn’t afraid to show his emotion on the hill. He likes to celebrate wildly after saves, and he took particular joy in closing out the Yankees in the opener of a three-game series Friday night.

“You’ve got 50,000 people. Probably, you’ve got 35,000 screaming and booing you at the same time. So to make them quiet, make them ‘shut up’ at the end of the game is quite nice,” K-Rod said, according to Ian Begley.

Frankie has been lights out this season, converting 15 straight saves without allowing a run in his last 18 innings. Not only is he shutting up Yankees fans, but he’s also on pace to finish over 55 games which would trigger his $17.5 million vesting option for next season, so he’s understandably happy. Maybe he also takes joy in shutting up Yankees fans because of his past beef with one of their pitchers. Or maybe it’s much simpler than that — there are two kinds of baseball fans, ones who support the Yankees and everyone else. Perhaps K-rod falls into the latter category.

Keep doing what you’re doing Frankie. If not to keep Mets fans sane, then to keep your family out of danger.

Photo Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images



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