Watch: A-Rod makes good on Yankees-Red Sox bet by flipping burgers
Alex Rodriguez recently made good on a bet related to the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry by working a shift as a burger-flipper. And A-Rod admits he “enjoyed” the experience.
The wager that resulted in Rodriguez spending some time doing manual labor involved the now-ESPN broadcaster and former Yankees great taking up an offer from rabid Red Sox backer Mark Wahlberg. The subject of the bet was the New York-Boston series in early August in which the Red Sox took it to their AL East rivals in a four-game sweep.
And due to that beatdown in Beantown, it was A-Rod’s obligation to pay up, in a manner of speaking.
With ESPN in Boston for the Red Sox-Astros series at Fenway Park for “Sunday Night Baseball,” Rodriguez spent time before the game working at Wahlberg’s family burger chain Wahlburgers at an outpost located down the road from the ballpark.
A-Rod took to Instagram to post video of his foray into the art of burger-flipping, among other restaurant-related duties.
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Last month, @markwahlberg and his @RedSox brought the broom out and swept my @Yankees. So today, I got the mop. . It was time to me to hold up my end of the deal and report for duty to the @wahlburgers location near Fenway Park. Today, I had to do a little bit of everything – greet customers, flip burgers, clear tables, and yes, mop the bathroom floor. But what I thought was going to be a tough day turned out to be a day I really enjoyed. . The people in New England were incredibly hospitable. I’m sure they were in a great mood with both the Red Sox at home today and the @Patriots opening their season here, too. I was grateful for the way I was treated, and hey, I even got a free lunch in the deal. . It’s no surprise there more than 25 Wahlburgers locations already across the country. If there’s one near you, definitely find your way there. Delicious! . Now, I need to double down and hopefully get Mark in the Bronx sometime. #GoYankees . #beantown #patriots #celtics #redsox #sweetcaroline
What’s perhaps most interesting about A-Rod’s day — outside of how he had to “greet customers, flip burgers, clear tables, and yes, mop the bathroom floor” — was how the onetime object of Boston fans’ hatred were “incredibly hospitable” to Rodriguez. Who would have thought that would ever happen?