I’ll defend the guy against attacks over his workout regimen, but I gotta tell ya, A-Rod is not exactly high on my list of “folks with whom I think it’d be a good idea to get into a business deal.” From The Real Deal:
The controversial slugger, who is prepping for spring training in Miami after serving out a 162-game suspension, is being sued by his former brother-in-law over an Edgewater property. Constantine Scurtis is suing Rodriguez in Miami-Dade Circuit Court over claims the baseball star reneged on him in an agreement to invest in property in the Edgewater neighborhood, according to a published report.
That said, I would love to take A-Rod’s deposition. You know you could drive him absolutely crazy by acting like you don’t know that much about him.
Lawyer: State your name and occupation.
A-Rod: Alex Rodriguez. Professional baseball player.
Lawyer: Yeah? Like, in the major leagues?
A-Rod [agitated]: Yes, I’m Alex Rodriguez. I play for the New York Yankees.
Lawyer: Wow! Do you know Derek Jeter?
A-Rod: . . . yes. I was his teammate for many, many years.
Lawyer: What position do you play? Are you the, um, ball-throwing guy? The guy who throws the ball to the hitter guys?
A-Rod: No. I’m a third baseman.
Lawyer: Wait, that can’t be. Chase Headley is the Yankees third baseman. I’m sure of it.
And so on. By the time you get to the substance he’d be so worked up he’d say all kinds of things he didn’t intend to say.
(thanks to Dan N. for the heads up)