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Alex Rodriguez takes cute photo with adorable little girl before game (pic)


Alex Rodriguez played nice and posed for a cute photograph with an adorable little girl before the New York Yankees hosted the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, complying with the request on a sign the youngster was holding that read, “Can You Take A Picture With Me?”

Despite his status as professional baseball’s biggest pariah, Rodriguez somehow pulled off what should be considered a masterful job reintegrating himself into Major League Baseball after spending a year in exile in the wake of the Biogenesis scandal. Considering how he’s still viewed by many as the most hated man in the big leagues — an opinion clearly held by this Baltimore Orioles fan — his ability to not only return and produce at an arguably surprising level but also transform himself into an almost sympathetic figure and an underdog of sorts at the same time is nothing short of remarkable.

Sure, there have been some bumps in the road and he still has his critics — even ex-teammate Jorge Posada took a shot at him (before apologizing) — A-Rod nevertheless has seemed to make all the right moves, dating all the way back to spring training when he issued an apology letter in his apparent intent to make amends for his many previous wrongs.

Still, it’s not all warm and fuzzy for A-Rod, despite all the goodwill. Even he acknowledged earlier this season that his career has been “one long boo for 15 years.”

[H/T For the Win]