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Contentious legal proceedings must make Alex Rodriguez hungry (he looks fat) (photo)



An editorial decision was made this week at the Sportress of Blogitude (speaking of contentious, you should have seen the fiery language used during the meeting — I’ve never argued with myself so vigorously ever) to stay away from the news regarding an aribtrator’s decision to slightly reduce Alex Rodriguez’s suspension from 211 games to 162 games (and playoffs).

This news, of course, was followed by A-Rod’s arguably ill-conceived decision to sue both Major League Baseball  and the Major League Baseball Players Association over the season-long suspension.

Sigh. Such tangled webs we weave. And by “we,” I of course bridge-burning narcissists who cannot  figure out for the life of them that sometimes it is best to recede into the shadows … in this case that bridge-burning narcissist is played by A-Rod.

Anyway, despite the decision to refrain from covering the A-Rod saga — borne mostly out of laziness — this one was too good to pass up. A Deadspin reader passed along the above photo of one of his chums and girlfriend recently posing for a photograph with Rodriguez.

Boy, A-Rod sure seems to be packing on the pounds, huh? He looks portly, chubby even. Inactivity — and a voracious appetite — can have adverse effects on a person’s waistline and gut, even someone who stays in great shape most of the time. Through the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Allegedly.

Maybe A-Rod is off the PEDs. Another possible cause for A-Rod’s weight gain is depression, a psychological condition that can serve as an impetus to packing on a few extra pounds.

Either way, what I do know, however,is  that when regular people take steroids for a variety of maladies and illnesses, they tend to gain considerable weight, an unfortunate side-effect of the steroids. Just a thought.

Man, I hope I don’t get sued by A-Rod, too.

[H/T Deadspin, image via @GTMags]