Monday, June 1, 2015

E-Rod Did Not Start Out Life As A Southpaw

(USAToday Sports)
Thanks to a fact-filled article by's Christopher Smith, we know a lot more about current Red Sox folk hero Eduardo Rodriguez. Perhaps the most interesting finding is that E-Rod did not start out as a left-handed thrower. Back in his native Venezuela, Rodriguez (at around age 7 or 8), was playing around with his brothers on a rainy day. He slipped while trying to climb a tall truck and broke his right elbow. Unable to lay off baseball while in a cast, he started throwing left-handed. You know the rest. Hopefully, someday, this story will be part of 'The Legend Of E-Rod'.