Carlos Rodón covering up Yankees' sponsor jersey patch was stuff of legends

Carlos Rodón isn't a corporate man. We love it.

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Carlos Rodón, simply put, needed a win on Wednesday against the Mets or else all hell would've broken loose in the Bronx. New York Yankees fans were on edge after his first three lackluster outings, which were capped off with the left-hander blowing a kiss at an unruly Yanks fan in Anaheim.

It wasn't the most impressive outing, but Rodón got the job done, allowing just one run across 5.2 innings of work in the 3-1 victory. The highlights? Striking out Pete Alonso on a nasty sequence. Completely fooling Mark Vientos with a nasty slider. Screaming on the top of his lungs after big outs.

And, of course, the fact he spent a portion of the night covering up the advertising patch on the Yankees' jerseys. Starr Insurance, we're sorry, but Rodón isn't a fan, it would seem.

Maybe he was doing it for comfort. Maybe it kept curling up because of his pitching motion. Either way, Rodón helped turn around his reputation that much quicker in the Bronx with this "man of the people" move.

He might've signed with the Yankees, but Rodón is no corporate suit! He wants the pinstripes to be the pinstripes and nothing else.

Carlos Rodón hiding Yankees' ad jersey patch was an awesome move

Hey Jeff McNeil, does this convince you that Rodón didn't mean to plunk you in the back? He might be a fiery guy, but he's not dishonest!

Starr Insurance is paying the Yankees $25 million per season through 2031 to advertise their name on the team's iconic jerseys. Everybody knew this was coming, but fans were at least hoping for something more "New York," or at least mainstream? Pop culture-y? Anything but an insurance company we've never heard of? That would've been cool.

But perhaps the joke is on Rodón because Hal Steinbrenner just insured himself against the life of the left-hander's contract (and more). In case Rodón goes down with an injury or part of his prime is compromised in the Bronx, Steinbrenner will have another check to cash to offset it.

Rodón was maybe signaling that the Yankees didn't need that when his sleeve was rolled up because he plans to quickly get back on track and provide the ace-like starts everyone was expecting when he signed.

He's the kind of guy that's willing to bet on himself, and he's not taking insurance from the house.

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