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How is he still playing? He obviously did something and he’s playing. I’m not sure that’s right.
I'm just going to leave these gifs here. He's such a bizarre little beast.
Yes, he's certainly the first baseball player to have a weird habit. Even though several of these GIFs show other team members doing exactly the same thing.
Fortunately Lackey won his WS ring with no help from any steroid players.
I had never known this about A-Rod before. That's hilarious. MUST-CLICK MATERIAL. The .GIF where he takes off sprinting across the diamond, leaving the victory scrum altogether, to get Russell Martin's helmet actually made me cackle, I laughed so loud.
You know, I actually think its endearing. I may be really affected by the narrative that Arod has spent all this time, done all that he's done, because he wants to be liked. That's the tragedy of his story to me. And this just shows it, its like Adam Sandler jumping up and down yelling, "slap hands!"
(I don't even mean that in the negative, centaurian way, but rather in the "man as psychological island" sense that even I myself tend towards.)
I still like ARod, mostly because the ARod story to me seems much more tragic than it is some congenital jerk getting his comeuppance.
Jeter for example ranks much higher on my sociopath scale than ARod ever has
What did Jeter ever do to deserve this?
Probably his mother, statistically speaking.
Breaking News: Rich man bonks the hordes of beautiful women who flock to him.
Same here. I feel like Arod's story could have been written as a novel 10 years before he broke in. In 5-10 years, someone's going to make a movie about this, and don't be surprised if ARod's the tragic hero and Jeter's the foil.
Bonds in many ways seems like a genuinely tragic figure, whereas A-Rod just seems kind of pathetic. Bonds is much like LBJ brought down by Vietnam soon after his greatest moment of triumph, whereas A-Rod is more like Richard Nixon, whose final descent was rather easily predictable after a certain point.
Meanwhile, I look upon the destroyed ruins of Alex Rodriguez and I truly feel bad for the man despite everything. You say he's "pathetic"...but then again, so was Oedipus at the end.
We have the Nixon tapes through which we can study the man's id. There are no such Bonds tapes, but if there were, I suspect he would sound even more nasty and come across as the worse person, if, that is, the observer can adjust for each man's context/arena.
I could swear there was a reality show that got cancelled after one episode. Maybe they'll release all their footage?
Exactly this. That, and the true irony that exists if ARod really did do everything to be liked, and in his actions made it impossible to be liked. If he really thought being the best baseball player would make him loved, but instead it made him the most hated man in modern sports.
and to me it's really critical that San Francisco still loves him
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