Monday, January 30, 2006

A-Rod presented with MVP Award

Alex Rodriguez was presented with his second MVP award Sunday night by an old friend and longtime adviser, former Baltimore Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr.

"The last two times I've been up here my two favorite players of all-time have introduced me, Mr. Keith Hernandez and Mr. Cal Ripken," Rodriguez told the crowd at the 83rd annual New York baseball dinner. "To the New York fans, thank you very much for making me feel very welcome."

The New York Yankees third baseman, who also won the 2003 AL MVP with Texas, then took a moment to congratulate manager Ozzie Guillen and three other members of the World Series champion Chicago White Sox who were seated with him on the dais.

"You guys showed the whole world from April 1 to the last game of the season that you truly were the best team in baseball," A-Rod said.
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