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Former Yankee Now Fox Broadcaster Alex Rodriguez: “The Indians Are the Class of Baseball”

Former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez was quick to go back on his earlier thoughts on Thursday that the Yankees were going to beat the Indians in five games in the ALDS, and after the 4-0 shutout of his former team now seems to be singing a new tune.

The controversial slugger on Fox Sports following the Indians shutout win praised the Indians, saying that they are the ‘class of baseball,’ as they can ‘do it all.’

“The reason why the Cleveland Indians are the class of baseball, they showed it tonight,” Rodriguez said. “They can show you 4-5 different ways, with power they’re the best team at going first to third, they’re the best defensive team, they have the best bullpen, they can do it all.

“Not only do the Yankees have their work cut out for them, everybody has their work cut out for them.”

Watch the complete video also featuring former Red Sox power hitter David Ortiz, who felt the Indians wrath first hand last year in the postseason as he played his final game in the last game of the Indians sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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