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New York Yankees: Alex Rodriguez the comedian

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New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez has come along way since first donning the pinstripes in 2004, and not under the easiest of circumstances.

The self-inflicted bumps along the road seem to be behind the 36-year old, and I must admit that A-rod has given me a good laugh so far this spring.

Following an off-season with no popcorn incidents, no steroid admissions or opt-outs, A-rod seems more comfortable in his own skin now more than ever. And my guess is this will translate into a solid season for the slugger.

Hey and if after the baseball thing, A-rod should consider becoming a comedian with his recent quotes.

On all the Lin-sanity going on in New York surrounding Knicks emerging star Jeremy Lin, A-rod asked:

“If he’s still looking for a place to crash, maybe he can crash at my apartment? Imagine the tabloids then.”

And just a couple of days later, when the Red Sox new skipper Rex Ryan, I mean Bobby Valentine was asked about the pending retirement of now ex-Captain Jason Varitek, he couldn’t help but take another dig at the Yankees by adding “He was able to beat up Alex. All that stuff is good stuff.”

When A-rod learned of the latest jab via Booby V, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News quoted him making another funny:

“I’m not going to win many battles here when it comes to words — especially against Bobby. I have my new press secretary that should be landing in the next couple days — Reggie Jackson — so I’ll let him handle that.”

The point I am getting at is that it is nice to see A-rod enjoying himself, and if that can translate into 30 home-runs and staying healthy more power to him.

And A-rod reiterated this to Michael Kay on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio New York just two days ago:

“I’ve really learned to stay in my lane and really stay in my circle.”

Another thing A-rod revealed to Michael Kay was that he is actually a Miami Heat fan, so Jeremy Lin you have been warned about sleeping with the enemy.

Ok, now please don’t take me literally when I said A-rod should become a comic post-baseball as that was me being trying to be funny.

Hey, just maybe A-rod can be a baseball comedian by making laughing stocks out of opposing pitchers on field. Works for me.