NO. 1 : KATE HUDSON
Alex Rodriguez or A-Rod is probably the best baseball player in the world today. A-Rod is a 12 time All Star selection, 10 time Silver Slugger award winner, 4 time AL Hank Aaron award winner, 3 time AL MVP, 2 time Gold Glove award winner, the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, the 4th player to reach the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 stolen bases) and recently a World Series champion.
But come play-off time A-Rod's performance will vanish and slither away. From 2004-2007 post-season, A-Rod has been horrible at the plate forcing Joe Torre (Yankees former manager) to bat A-Rod on the 6th or 7th hole. In 2005 and 2006, Rodriguez batting went to a sub .200 AVE.
Dating back to Game 4 of the 2004 AL Championship Series, Rodriguez had come to bat with 38 runners on base over a span of 61 postseason at-bats. He stranded every one of them, going 0-for-29 with runners on base. Much of the criticism regarding Rodriguez is focused upon his alleged inability to produce hits in clutch situations.
That quickly change in 2009 when Kate Hudson went into play and become Alex Rodriguez's girlfriend. A-Rod suddenly become a play-off scapegoat and loser to a post-season clutch performer and World Series champion. He had several postseason clutch performance;
in the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins, he hit a game tying homer off closer Joe Nathan in the bottom of the 9th inning in Game 2. In the ALCS, Rodriguez hit his third game-tying HR of the post season in Game 2 in the bottom of the 11th against Angel closer Brian Fuentes.
Rodriguez's postseason success continued in Game 4 of the World Series, as he drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 9th inning off of Phillies closer Brad Lidge.
The question is what did Kate Hudson do to A-Rod that made her boyfriend the new Yankees post-season hero? I guess it's her beauty, wit and personality. Because of Kate's incredible charm, she was invited to sit among the Yankees wife's seat even though she is not A-Rod's wife yet. Whatever it is, I think Kate Hudson deserved a ring from A-Rod from all the positive things that she brought in. So A-Rod give her a ring.... not the World Series ring but a diamond engagement ring.
NO. 1 : KATE HUDSON