Alex Rodriguez Thanks Supporters At Candlelight Vigil

Yankees_Alex_Rodriguez_2013More than a hundred Latinos have lined the sidewalk along Major League Baseball’s Park Avenue offices in support of Alex Rodriguez, as the New York Yankees third baseman appeals his 211-game suspension for violating the sport’s drug-testing policy.

On Thursday night, a little more than two hours after the fourth day of his hearing had ended, Rodriguez returned to baseball’s midtown Manhattan offices to give thanks to a select few who had given their support from around 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rodriguez spent about 25 minutes with 20 of his supporters, who were participating in a candlelight vigil for him, posing for pictures, giving a short speech and signing autographs.

“I talked to my mom, and she was like, ‘Get back there and thank those great people,'” Rodriguez told two reporters as he was trying to hail a taxi cab.

Source: Mike Mazzeo,