A-Rod Confidential

Think MLB players hate A-Rod? Think again.

Originally Published: August 26, 2013
By Matt Ehalt, Dan Friedell, Ryan Hockensmith, Molly Knight, Eddie Matz, Stacey Pressman and Todd Wills | ESPN The Magazine

AFTER RYAN DEMPSTER drilled Alex Rodriguez with a pitch last Sunday night, many fans and media members assumed that Dempster's brand of frontier justice was something other pitchers probably wished they too could administer.

That sentiment appears to be way off the mark. Over the past week, The Mag's Confidential team interviewed 36 MLB pitchers, all of whom were promised anonymity. When asked point-blank "Do you want to bean Alex Rodriguez?" not a single player answered ...

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