Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Seriously Dude, What Were You Thinking?

I just need to know. Dude, what were you thinking?

Sorry, but I just don't get it. See, one of sports biggest superstars, (not one of my faves) but a superstar nonetheless, was shown photographed like this in the current issue of Details Magazine.

WTF IS THAT? Are you kidding me?

This is the same guy who, just a few months ago, was caught in a big media frenzy for lying about baseball's carnal sin; steroid use. Yeah, A-RIOD lied about using steroids and he got busted, but we aren't talking about that now. Today we are talking about the higest paid player in baseball and the spectacle of that photo above.

That is not fashion or art in my book; that is just plain WRONG.

Please tell me he's not that self centered or that stupid. The way I see it, unless he went to school to only eat lunch, A-Rod had to know he was going to take a serious lashing from his Yankee teammates.

"What was he thinking?" mused one anonymous teammate.
Another wanted to know if Rodriguez realized he was being photographed, and was surprised when told it was a professional photo shoot. Most just shook their heads or shrugged, with a couple saying you’d never see them in similar type pictures. One Yankee said: "Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to make fun of him for it."


Even his teammate was at a loss to explain this asking, "Did he realize he was being photographed"?? Maybe it was E he was taking instead of steroids, because from the looks of this photo, A-Rod needs to get a room with himself.

Seriously, I don't want my son to see this photo. This is a complete embarrassment to the sanctity of athletes everywhere. I am a woman who loves sports and I have a deep appreciation and respect for the dedication and committment an athlete posesses. But this stunt raises the bar and now all bets are off.
When I see stuff like this, it makes me want to hurl. Hard.

I know that because he is a Yankee, I should at least be reveling in this latest A-Rod spectacle. Sadly, I cannot. Regardless of his unfortunate choice of teams, today I see no pin stripes or red sox.

Today I am embarassed as a sports fan. Plain and simple.

26 comments:

Cheryl said...

....No comment.


...Freak.

Marty said...

Too WEIRD for me... Yikes! =(

whatigotsofar said...

There's two things I wanna say about this blog post:

One, if that was Jason Varitek or Dustin Pedroia (my apologies if I've misspelled either name), would your response to the image be the same?

Two, I've heard 'roids makes 'em shrink, but I had no idea it makes a guy go super-duper fruity. If all the guy did was play baseball and take steroids, he wouldn't be so much of a target. But no, this guy always has to make a spectacle of himself. Taking his mistress to the finest strip club in North America's fourth largest city during the season; dating Madonna after his marriage breaks up; now this photo; this guy is asking for trouble.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Varitek and Pedroia?
Wouldn't happen,ever-especially now.

BUT if it did happen, they would be run out of Boston with rabid dogs and torches.

Sass said...

...but he's got everyone paying attention, doesn't he...;)

For him, it's all about marketing...unfortunately.

Lisa said...

Cheryl is right. Freak.

It's pathetic and someone's ego is far too big!!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Yeah...I don't get it.

Bill Stankus said...

I liked baseball back when the biggest sin was stranding runners on 3rd.

Joe D. said...

Lol at that picture.

Oh and Brian Roberts is better than Dustin Pedroia. . .yea I said it.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

You shouldn't be embarrassed to be a sports fan...you're from Boston. This is the kind of stuff that you should revel in!

Heff said...

I feel like that photo was probably taken posed by the direction of the cameraman. I'm equally sure that "A-Hole" loves himself that much.

Soda and Candy said...

Wow, what a reaction.

From my perspective, he looks almost as though he wants to fight his reflection, like he's getting in his own face. And since he has gotten in his own way by getting on the roids and everything, it seems appropriate.

Sassy Britches said...

I'm just chooing to ignore the whole thing. I know it won't go away, but at least he is not on my radar.

B.E. Earl said...

A-Rod just has no concept about how to work his public image.

The Details piece was done AFTER the steroid thing, from what I've heard. Who does that?

He is such a douche. But he is our douche and I'd like to see him back at 3rd base sooner rather than later.

The Dental Maven said...

Okay, I admit to not knowing much about A-Rod, excepting his steroid use, but, am I mistaken, is there a vertical mattress in the backgound of that photo??? Subliminal? What the hell???

insomniaclolita said...

Ouch.

is he, you know, straight?

Cora said...

Seriously, here in Seattle A-Rod is a bad, BAD word. Parents will wash their kids mouths out for saying it (because he ditched our team for more money). Whenever he is in town, ex-fans throw Monopoloy money at him. True story. I wonder what they'll be throwing now? Compacr mirrors?

Elenka said...

Is that a mirror he's up against?%^&&*

Fancy Schmancy said...

I think he's pretty...

Andy said...

I thought for a second he was making out with another dude. Then I realized he was just making out with himself in the mirror.
I'm cursing myself that my Details subscription just ran out.

Birdman said...

Hey what do you expect from this guy... A-fraud! go Sox!

Alex Galvez said...

Not surprised.....he had SEX WITH MADONNA!!!! UGHH, how gross. It's like having sex with grandma!!

Furtheron said...

Who? What's baseball ;-) That's like rounders isn't it? :-)

We're thinking of trying to get to Fenway Park when we're in Boston for holiday... my daughter likes the Red Sox... because she bought a cute pink hat the last time we were in Boston... not sure that is the right reason. And I always forget how the scoring works and have to ask someone again... hopeless Brit I know.

slopmaster said...

W....T....F

Seriously, I've barely been keeping up with sports in Africa, and this is really really sad.

you said it all... there is snothing to be said and this is a sad day for sports. I hope if A Roid ever has kids, they never see this.

John said...

First time I've seen this. That would suggest an updated pic along side the definition of narcissism... wouldn't it? Sure looks that way.

GeologyJoe said...

i think the 'roids are messing with his head.
i mean really...Madonna? Really?