I get a chuckle out of the possibility that the New York Yankees will have to play 33-year-old Cody Ransom at third base this year.
Alex Rodriguez has a torn labrum in his hip, and he will attempt to play through it. If not, it will be time for surgery and a four-month rehabilitation for the disgraced third baseman.
It hasn't been a good 18 months or so for A-Rod. The Yankees missed the 2008 playoffs. He's going through a divorce. He got caught juicing. And we know he lied to Katie Couric about his steroid use in a Dec. 2007 interview. He also falsely accused Sports Illustrated reporter Selena Roberts of "stalking" him.
Seems like the bad karma is starting to catch up with good, ol' aloof A-Rod. And here now is Culture Club:
HEY, IT'S DEBBIE GIBSON!