So, A-Rod tested positive for steroids. Personally, I think he should be flipping out on all parties involved with the release of a supposedly anonymous test result. I have been exposed to the health care field through work recently, and have a pretty good grasp of records management, and this whole situation is pathetic. He shouldn’t have cheated, but two wrongs don’t make a right.
I have a lot more to say, but it makes me get all ranty, and most of it would probably be gibberish. Instead, I’m going to share with everyone why thinking about A-Rod makes me laugh. I’m not sure how many of you have heard the musical stylings of Dan Bern. Specifically, the number he calls “Tiger Woods.” If you have – sit tight. If you haven’t – check out the lyrics here and a YouTube clip here. This was a really popular song when I was living in residence as an undergrad. Its horribly immature, and horribly funny. Probably not something you want to listen to with kids in the room, though.
What does this have to do with A-Rod? Well, after the whole thing with Madonna and A-Rod this summer, all I could think was “too young, too young, too soon, too soon.” This recent news just makes me think of the remainder of that verse “‘Cause life is **** from here on in.” Unfortunately, I think A-Rod was only 32 or 33 this summer, rather than 34 as the erstwhile friend in the song.
So, there you have it. If you ever bring up A-Rod in conversation with me, rest assured that the little smile on my face means that the lyrics “too young, too young, too soon, too soon” are running through my head.