Jeff Miller should be ashamed of himself. This is a terrible piece of journalism. Why even bring race into it? Perhaps the fans do not appreciate the fact he yells and poses after every save? Then he points to sky, which is of course a tribute to his late grand father, but not everyone knows that.
His assertion that this has to with his skin color and accent is laughable.
So if the average LAA fan wants Tex instead of Frankie that makes them racist?
Part of it, no doubt, isn't baseball at all. We know what it is. And so do you.
It's that Rodriguez doesn't look or talk like most people who sit in the stands at Angel Stadium. His skin is darker, his voice accented.