Over the past few years, I’ve become one of the world’s leading A-Rod apologists. I’m completely on board with a revival of the reputation of one of baseball’s occasionally roided-out greats. I’ve gone as far as to write a piece stating my defense of him.
Although he’s done hitting homers, thanks to his spot on TBS’ MLB playoff broadcast we now know A-Rod is still really good at two things: being on TV and being rich as fuck. Thank God we live in a country where he can put both to good use.
Per this tweet by Politico writer Alex Weprin:
Huge potential for a guy who is “wipe his ass with $100 bills” rich to guide a group of dudes who sucked ass at handling their once-flush bank accounts all the while likely taking them out to dinners where he leaves 50% tips.
The real potential drawback in attempting to save these athletes from themselves is A-Rod getting too focused on being the nicest man on the planet and just writing everyone $1 million dollar checks on the season finale.
I have zero doubt that A-Rod himself will crush it as host. Going to be like a taller, more athletic Chris Harrison if Chris Harrison could also buy a private island if he felt like it. The real key for the show is which brokeass athletes they get, since they have thousands to choose from. Fingers crossed that we get to see Antoine Walker and Lenny Dykstra doing some sort of financial themed challenge that ends in violence..
[via Alex Weprin]
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