A-Rod to Hank Aaron at restaurant: ‘My name is Alex Rodriguez’

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According to Page Six, New York Yankees slugger/pariah Alex Rodriguez, who has controversy and scandal engulfing him like the cloud of dirt and grime that surrounds Pig-Pen from “Peanuts,” had an awkward encounter with Hall of Famer Hank Aaron when both were dining at Nobu in New York.

Apparently, as reported by a Page Six “spy,” A-Rod approached Aaron at the legend’s table and said, “Mr. Aaron, I just wanted to introduce myself. I think about you every day when I play. You’re an inspiration to me.”

To make the scene utterly embarrassing for everyone involved and for anyone reading the account of what transpired, A-Rod allegedly then said, “My name is Alex Rodriguez.”

Awk-ward. No offense to either Rodriguez and especially Mr. Hank Aaron, but my guess is Hammerin’ Hank had a pretty good idea who Alex Rodriguez was without the need for A-Rod to identify himself. Any awkward silences or quizzical looks on the part of Mr. Aaron — if that’s what prompted A-Rod to introduce himself — likely had more to do with Aaron being well aware of who Alex Rodriguez is instead of Aaron not knowing who he was.

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2 Comments

  1. Tonya

    September 27, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Wow – I can’t see Hank Aaron the way you describe him but ok I will let you have that one because you all have a fetish to hate A-Rod only problem – Hank & A-Rod look happy in the picture and that picture trumps all of your empty words. So get a life and fire you spy because he/she suck

  2. Laurie

    October 1, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I found it respectful and polite.

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