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A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:51 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2012 3:01 pm
Alex RodriguezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

So, in today's story that wouldn't be a big deal if it were anyone but the most hated player in baseball, the New York Post reports Alex Rodriguez had a special diet this offseason and was dedicated to keeping it.

If it were any other player, it'd be an anecdote in a "best shape of their life" story. Instead, the Post ran it on its infamous Page Six. Rodriguez's crime? Bringing his own food to restaurants.

According to one of the Post's sources, he's on a special high-protein diet and takes his own cooler full of food to restaurants when he goes out with his girlfriend, Torrie Wilson. He did apparently ask a waitress to heat it up in the kitchen -- I'm not going to pass judgement on that without knowledge of the size of the tip he left.

Yeah, I see where if you automatically dislike the guy, there's a point-and-snicker kind of aspect to this story, but otherwise, is it really a big deal? It's a lot like last offseason's laugh-at-A-Rod story of his then-girlfriend, movie star Cameron Diaz, feeding him popcorn at the Super Bowl -- how many people would dream of being fed popcorn by Diaz at the Super Bowl? Yet, many of those people were the ones laughing.

There's plenty of reasons to dislike Rodriguez as a player, but I'm not sure this is one of them.

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Since: Jan 26, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:27 pm

A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

Most people outside of NY probably are wondering why Gay-Rod is hated so much.  If you are an avid Yankee fan you know that Gay-Rod is a "me first" player with the team being secondary.  If you want to read about the real A-Rod, read the chapter in "Clubhouse Confidential" about A-Rod.  It was written by a former bat boy for the Yankees.  He gets big hits when the game is out of reach and rarely comes through in the clutch.  I would be willing to say that if A-Rod didn't have the WS he had against the Phillies in 09, he would have been out of NY already.  The Yankees continue to win in spite of Gay-Rod, not becuase of him.  Gay-Rod wants to be Jeter but never will be.

Since: Feb 22, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:16 pm
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Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:42 pm

A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

He dresses nice, though

Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:39 pm

WHAT?!?!? A-Rod brown bags his lunch?!?!?

Come on!!!  Give me a break!!! Why is this man not in jail!?!?!

I once had good seats and watched him tie his cleats -- you guessed it, he did it just like an egotistical mirror-kissing jerk!!!

Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:52 pm

A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

Some of you are right....there's no reason to hate the guy...I like him    WHY????

Because he was the last out 2 years ago in the ALCS against my Rangers and then last year, he was the last out against the Tigers in have to like THAT!!!!  LOL

But for a guy who acts like his stuff don't stink...he should kiss up to his own fans to get out of the negative light....just sayin.

Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:58 pm

A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

This is a prime example of what's wrong with the media.  What an incredibly big story to talk about!  What will be next?  AROD uses public rest room and doesn't wash hands?  AROD, hanging out with girl du jour (moviestar, model, hottie of the day) wears brown belt with black slacks?  AROD eats hotdog from vendor with Ketchup and saurkraut?  Exactly what are people snickering about?  His being excentric?  Just how many of the gigling idiots out there would change places with him in a heartbeat.  Yeah, I know, hard choice with being single, all that money and hot & cold running women. Wow, what a moron THIS guy is!

There's just nothing else to talk about?

Here's something for you....the last time they said he was injured and washed up was 2008.  Anybody remember what happened in 2009?  He's going to stick it all the writers and all the haters this year and have another classic AROD year.  Just watch.

Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:38 am

A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

JC,  I think he is disliked because of the way he conducts himself on and off the field.

I along with most fans were willing to put up with him because he said he was clean.   we were hoping he would be able to erase Bonds name from the record book.

When he was forced to admit he used PED he handled it like the snake he was always blaming his cousin and never took responsibility for making the wrong choices.    

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 10:52 am

A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

tino martinez, jeff nelson, danny tartabull

lol i didn't realize we were going back 20 years

Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 10:26 am

A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

I thought for a minute that was her arm with the watch, then on 2nd glance.....

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 8:48 am

A-Rod brown bags his lunch, people snicker

Opting out of your contract in the middle of the WS teed off alot of people.  Everyone usually puts personal business aside so the fall classic can have all the attention.  He is not a clutch hitter, especially in playoffs. He seems to crave attention.  You would never see any articles like this about Jeter taking coolers of food to restuarants because some chick put him on new diet.  He's too much of a man for this kind of nonsense.  Arod is dumb, period.  I bet a hummingbird has a bigger brain.

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