A-Rod shows up at Stanford, wears team T-shirt - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

A-Rod shows up at Stanford, wears team T-shirt

Posted: Updated:
In a Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez singles during the sixth inning of the baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in New York. In a Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez singles during the sixth inning of the baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in New York.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Suspended slugger Alex Rodriguez is supporting Stanford baseball — for one game, at least.

In the Bay Area for a visit, the New York Yankees star took a campus tour Friday, then spontaneously stopped by for Game 1 of Stanford's doubleheader sweep against Oregon at Sunken Diamond and stayed for about half the game.

The three-time AL MVP chatted with Cardinal coach Mark Marquess and deputy athletic director Ray Purpur. A-Rod posed for photos, many of which quickly hit Twitter and became popular talk around the university.

Rodriguez is suspended for the entire 2014 season for violating baseball's drug agreement and labor contract. Last month, he withdrew two lawsuits against Major League Baseball in his effort to overturn the season-long ban.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Ultimate Pigskin Picks

    Ultimate Pigskin Picks

    CBS 8 invite you to play along with other San Diego football fans each week and pick the winners!  See how you do against News 8's Sports Director, Kyle Kraska and win weekly prizes!

     

    CBS 8 invite you to play along with other San Diego football fans each week and pick the winners!  See how you do against News 8's Sports Director, Kyle Kraska and win weekly prizes!

     
  • Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-09-22 18:13:11 GMT

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

     

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

     
  • Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

    Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

    Friday, September 21 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-09-21 17:20:47 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-09-22 16:16:32 GMT
    (Iowa) Jail via AP). This booking photo provided by the Story County (Iowa) Jail shows Collin Daniel Richards. Richards has been charged in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former champion golfer from Spain, after her body was found Monday, Se...(Iowa) Jail via AP). This booking photo provided by the Story County (Iowa) Jail shows Collin Daniel Richards. Richards has been charged in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former champion golfer from Spain, after her body was found Monday, Se...
    Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain. 
    Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.