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Just Saying, Is All… | The Difference Between Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter

is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Alex Rodriguez is a remarkable talent. He’s also, unfortunately, a relative tool. In 16 big league seasons, the New York Yankees third baseman has amassed Ruthian statistics—which would be better news if he weren’t doomed to be measured against the incalculable charm of Derek Jeter.

Ability is the sum of personal competence.

Applause, on the other hand, is the product of social comparison.

I’m not suggesting that Rodriguez is a total pariah. Last year’s World Series victory improved his image, and no one who’s hooked up with both Madonna and Kate Hudson can really be called a reject. But A-Rod will never match DJ’s Q-rating. In a media culture ...

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