Report: “A-Rod’s Recovery Way Ahead Of Schedule”

According to the Daily News, A-Rod is doing well following surgery less than a week ago. “He’s in a good frame of mind,” said Joe Girardi.

Yeah, but how good? That’s what I wanted to know. The Daily News article mentioned that the patient is no longer dependent on these…
and that he’s about to continue his post-surgery rehab here.
But come on, what else? I needed more details than that. So I hopped on a plane back to Colorado and went in search of A-Rod to gauge his recovery for myself.
I landed in Vail, a picturesque village whose mountains were still capped with snow.
After getting my bearings (the flight was very turbulent), I asked the townspeople if they could direct me to A-Rod.
“He’s renting the Miller estate,” said the guy wearing the white cap.
I asked for the address, which he was kind enough to write down on a piece of paper for me.
“You can’t miss it,” he said. “It’s on the market for $10 million. This A-Rod of yours must be loaded.”
“He’s comfortable,” I replied. My mother taught me never to say the word “rich.”
I took a cab to the Miller estate. rang the bell and waited several minutes until a man – not Cousin Yuri but a butler – answered the door.
“Um, hi,” I said. “Is A-Rod home? Tell him it’s She-Fan just checking on his progress.”
“Mr. Rodriguez is not here,” he said. “He is engaging in some rather intensive rehabilitation for his hip.”
“Could you tell me where I could find him?”
“I suppose.”
Reluctantly, he gave me an address and off I went – only to be shocked by what I discovered. A-Rod was not only walking without crutches; he was walking really fast.
I tried to keep up, so I could pepper him with questions, but he got away from me.
An hour later, I tracked him down and was even more shocked when I saw how rigorously he was rehabbing in the pool.
I tried to speak to him, but he was underwater. And as soon as he came up for air, he was gone again – this time to a place where I couldn’t reach him.
He ignored me. When I turned away, only for an instant, he was gone yet again. Apparently, there was another exercise program on his agenda.
I hailed another cab and followed him to a local skating rink. This time he was not exercising alone.
Wow, I thought. This man is bionic.
After A-Rod and his partner finished their routine, they went back to the Miller estate to relax.
I felt like an intruder, but I asked him how he was feeling.
“Good,” he said. “Better than good. Please tell Yankee fans that my recovery is way ahead of schedule.”
“Will do.”
I was about to leave when A-Rod got up from the table and said he wanted to prove just how ahead-of-schedule his recovery is. All I can say is, I hope Dr. Phillipon knows what he’s doing.


  1. latinyankeerebel

    Hilarious as usual… 🙂
    Is it me, or don’t you find it a wee bit suspitious, or weird, about this too fast rehad thing? I wouldn’t be shocked if he went back to the Yanks a week after Opening Day.

  2. Jane Heller

    I wouldn’t rule it out, Julia. He could surprise you!

    Yes, I am, Kathy. If he goes to Switzerland for his next round of treatment I’ll be there too.

    I’d love that, Latinyankeerebel, but only if he’s really healthy. I don’t fully understand the “hybrid” surgery they did, so it’s hard to tell what sort of recovery he’ll have.

  3. letsgoyankees

    I love when you do these blogs, they crack me up.
    I hope he really is ahead of schedule, be nice to get him back quick.
    News on Cano is excellent, Marte too for that matter.
    Food for thought: When should Melancon be called up? And how do you like Coke setting up?

  4. scofid

    I think King of Cali might have a point! 😉

    Today was a great day for Yankees news! And, the hitless wonder of spring (Swisher) had three RBI’s today. And, oh yeah, Joba looked stellar!

    As usual, I think your story is closer to fact than fiction! LOL!

    Have a great night!


  5. Jane Heller

    Yeah, Canuck. I think it was carrot juice with a shot of tequila before diving into the pool.

    I always wondered what snake oil really is, Tom. Do snakes produce oil? Or is that the point – that there IS no such thing as snake oil? Oh, the imponderables of life.

    I like Coke a lot, Letsgoyankees. I also like Bruney. (Melancon needs innings in the minors, but I bet he gets called up as soon as somebody goes on the DL or doesn’t cut it.) I think it’s too early to anoint anyone as the setup man yet. Girardi will probably try different people, including Veras, and see who works.

    Scott, I just got home and read the recap of today’s game. What a blowout! Joba, Swish, Gardner, even Igawa were heroes. Life is so much better when the Yankees win.

  6. Erin Kathleen

    I guess A-Rod must be feeling pretty good! At least you guys know what’s going on with your superstar, though. I still have no idea what is wrong with Mauer and how long he’s expected to be out and it is driving me nuts! I don’t know if I should be worried that it’s really bad, or not worried because they probably would’ve said something by now if it was. And congratulations for beating us yesterday. Andy Pettite looked really good out there, and so did Jorge Posada. So there’s at least a couple of things you guys don’t have to worry about :)-Erin

  7. Jane Heller

    I don’t know what A-Rod would tell me, Kylie, but I’m glad you like the blog and I wish you were around more to comment! Welcome back.

    It must be hard not knowing what’s up with Mauer, Erin. Didn’t he go to Baltimore to see a specialist? They should be telling you what’s going on. So frustrating. Yeah, I was happy about Posada and Pettitte yesterday. Posada will be such an asset if he’s healthy.

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