Since there is only one football game left (well, two, if you count the Pro Bowl. But, who really does? More now, since they moved it to the weekend before the Super Bowl. But, still...), I'm getting pumped for baseball.
And, quite frankly, the NHL and NBA can go scratch. What's more...Golf and NASCAR...? Zzzzzzzzzz
Anyway, I heard a discussion on the radio this morning about the relative merits of Derek Jeter versus Alex Rodriguez. It's debatable whether ARod was a better shortstop than Jeter back in the day (statistics would seem to bear that out). And, it's also debatable whether Jeter should have moved to 3rd to make room for ARod (I'm thinking he should have) . Plus, there's some debate about who's the better player now and who is the better role model (I'm no fan of ARod, so 'nuff said).
But, the sports guy said something which puzzled me. Now that Jeter appears to be on the decline, would it make sense to move ARod back to SS and put Jeter somewhere else? He didn't think it was a good idea because ARod's body has changed to being a 3rd baseman and couldn't play short anymore.
Huh? Can any of you out there explain that to me? Is it that 3rd requires you to be stronger and, thus, wouldn't have the range of a good shortstop or the ability to turn a double play? I don't know-I'm just guessing. I would think they would be pretty interchangeable.
This isn't meant to be a debate which could degenerate into "Yankees suck" nor an "Alex Rodriguez Steroid-A-Rama" forum. I just would like to know why the sports guy would say that.
Even if you're from Slovenia.