If the Republican brain trust figures out how to part ways
with Donald Trump, there is only one person to replace him: Alex Rodriguez.
Rodriguez announced his retirement from baseball, falling
just 4 home runs short of reaching the magic number of 700. He'll start his new role as a New York
Yankee consultant and special instructor in February. Between now and then, he's got a lot of free
On the list of the most hated people of all time. Donald Trump came in at #18. Hillary Clinton was #142. A-Rod didn't even break the top 1,000. After
today's tearful retirement speech, some fans are wishing him well. Probably not his fellow players.
Nobody in baseball has lied more than A-Rod. He lied about not taking steroids. When he
was caught, he lied again. He lied so bad that he got thrown out of
baseball for an entire season because of his steroid use. That's one record he holds.
As bad as that might seem, being the country's most
dishonest ball player is not in the same league as being a cheating corporate
executive (#9), a shyster lawyer (#7) or a money-grubbing Congressman
(#2). By the way, lobbyists were #1.
That's understandable because most of them are corporate executives, lawyers or
former members of Congress.
With all of A-Rod's plusses, the only argument against
putting him on the ballot is his lack of experience. However, that doesn't seem to be an obstacle
Besides, he is one of baseball's richest stars. In 2007, he
opted out of his Yankee contract, fired his agent and negotiated a new contract
for $275 million. Talk about the Art of the Deal--and he hasn't filed for
bankruptcy even once.
should act quickly if they are serious about picking up A-Rod's option for the
fall campaign. In a week, he can sign up
with another ball club, and he'll be looking for one with a short porch in left