Lifelong Yankees Fan Went To The Grave Hating A-Rod
October 6 / Tanya Ray Fox / SportsGrid
Helen Fowler, who passed away recently at the age of 85, loved her New York Yankees so much that her loyal fandom was included in her obituary. Yet she was still a tried and true American, and that means she was not about to go to her final resting place without taking one final shot at Alex Rodriguez.
Included in her obituary in The Star-Ledger was a very explicit reminder that despite being a member of the team that won the 2009 World Series, A-Rod never made his way into her good graces.
"Devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and lifelong Yankees fan Helen (Emanuel) Fowler, 85, passed away on Sept. 29, 2015, at the Chelsea in Fanwood, N.J. Born and raised in New Rochelle, N.Y., she was a resident of Cranford, N.J., for 53 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Helen's Church, Lamberts Mill Rd. and Rahway Ave., Westfield, N.J. Interment is in in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Mrs. Fowler was a former member of the Cranford First Aid Squad and a lifelong Yankees fan, with the exception of Alex Rodriguez..."
OH SNAP, Helen Fowler. That's definitely the sign of a fan that remembered when baseball was still America's game.
Rodriguez has certainly withstood his fair share of criticism and hate over the years as one of baseball's most infamous villains, but this has got to be a new one for him. I just wonder what she would have included about A-Rod if she had been a Red Sox fan.
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