On August 5, the New York Yankees visited Fenway Park for the finale of a four-game series against the Red Sox. Boston rallied from three runs down in the ninth and finished the job in extra innings, which gave the Sox the sweep — and Alex Rodriguez a new job.
The former Yankees star, in town as an analyst for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, had made a bet with Mark Wahlberg. When the Dorchester native’s hometown Sox claimed victory, Rodriguez agreed to work at Wahlburgers the next time he visited Boston. That date came Sunday as the Red Sox prepared to face the Houston Astros at home.
Wahlberg recapped the series of events that led to Rodriguez’s new gig in a video that played at the restaurant.
“Needless to say, Alex failed miserable in his prediction,” the actor said. “So, now he has to show the greatest fans in the world how to get his hands dirty and serve up some delicious Wahlburgers. What do you say Alex? It’s time to go to work, buddy. Start flipping ’em.”