February 8, 2012

Forbes: A-Rod is Baseball's "Most Disliked"

It's official...people really, really hate Alex Rodriguez.

According to Forbes, the New York Yankees third baseman is baseball's "most disliked" player...and the ninth "most disliked" athlete.

Ranking ahead of Rodriguez...football players Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress, Ndamukong Suh, Terrell Owens, basketball players Kris Humphries, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and golfer Tiger Woods.

In recent years, disgraced sluggers Mark McGwire and Manny Ramirez have found their names on the Forbes "most disliked" list.

But, really, what does it matter to A-Rod?

The three-time MVP has one of the game's richest contracts, he's reaching baseball milestones on a yearly basis and the Hall of Fame, even with its character clause, is full of undesirables.


3 comments:

William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

I like him. But I realize I'm one of the few.

Bryan said...

I dislike the Yankees, but I kind of like ARod, if only because I suspect most major league players are the same mostly-awful human beings, but his antics get singled out because of his contract(s). I also sympathize with all the vitriol he dealt with because of a few bad postseason series despite legendary regular season numbers, while Jeter took all the praise for a few good postseason series despite being half as good from April through September. It's ironic that ARod's career postseason numbers are better than Jeter's now, but Jeter's closing the gap in career value due mostly to superior health.

Anonymous said...

Jeter is overrated. there i said it. and I am a Yankees fan.