Now we know why A-rod got all those 'meaningless' homeruns
From account of Selena Roberts' unflattering book about Arod: "In one shocking disclosure, the book accuses A-Rod of "pitch tipping" when he was with the Rangers -
- letting a friendly opponent at the plate know which pitch was coming in lopsided games.
Rodriguez expected players he helped would do the same for him when he was having an off night and needed to get his batting average up
- and it wouldn't affect the outcome of the game."" (this item is toward the end of the NY Daily News article which mainly focuses on other topics whispered about).