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Oh, the Choices

According to Sports Illustrated, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, when he won the MVP award as a member of the Texas Rangers.

For Yankees haters everywhere, this stunning revelation creates a dilemma.  On one hand, we anticipated jeering Rodriguez with chants of “A-Fraud,” which is what former Yankees manager Joe Torre calls Rodriguez in his newly released book.  On the other hand, “A-Roid” now has a certain ring to it.  Meanwhile, the classic “Pay-Rod” chant — which commemorates Rodriguez’s two $250-million-plus contracts — might work well in light of the ongoing economic crisis.


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