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Just Saying, Is All… | How History Will Remember Alex Rodriguez

blind those who shine them.

Alex Rodriguez is a singular celebrity. He’s also, deep down, an average guy. When the New York Yankees third baseman finally hangs up his cleats, analysts from ESPN to E! will debate the nuances of his hypothetical legacy—which might be cause for cheer if the nub of his actual identity weren’t so likely to get lost in the babble.

Persona is a publicly traded commodity.

Personhood, on the other hand, is a privately held asset.

I’m not suggesting that Rodriguez is entirely ordinary. His exceptional talent speaks for itself, and his peculiar character flaws are well documented. But even exceptionally talented oddballs put on their designer jeans one leg at a time. ...

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