MLB Fan Hopes to Win Lunch with Alex Rodriguez, Plans List of Awkward Questions

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 11, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees works out on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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David Ortiz, in his infinite wisdom, is auctioning off a lunch with embattled Yankees star Alex Rodriguez in a move that will obviously go over very well. 

Oh, yeah. We like this idea

On Monday, The Star-Ledger's Charles Curtis reported that one lucky fan could win some chow time with the one and only A-Rod. 

The auction, on which you can keep tabs at the page, is all part of David Ortiz's Celebrity Golf Classic. The description states: 

Alex Rodriguez is a 14-time All-Star and remains one of today's biggest stars. He currently ranks 5th for most home-runs of all-time and first amongst active players. Enjoy lunch with the MLB star in NYC on a date to be mutually agreed upon.

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There aren't any limits on what the two of you can chat about, so the obvious bid to lambaste Rodriguez with sensitive questions has already flown across the transom of the Internet. 

Curtis has a follow-up report featuring one bidder who knows exactly how lunch will go with the third baseman if he happens to win. 

The man is Joe Schiff, a 29-year-old fan from Brooklyn, who has vowed to pepper in some awkward questions if he wins the auction.

I thought it would be pretty cool to sit down with one of the most controversial people in the world. 

What I'm thinking about asking A-Rod is: Are you guilty? I want to make it as awkward as possible for him...He's ripping off the Yankees off for $28 million a year. I think it's wrong. 

Sep 5, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA;  New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) at second after his double during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport

While he was the lone bidder at the time of Tuesday's update with a post of $1,200, the auction's highest bid as of this writing sits at $3,700. 

Curtis reports Schiff was, at the time, wiling to throw $3,500 at the auction in the hopes of making the unwavering MLB star a bit uncomfortable. 

Because we love a great story, we would kindly ask the rest of you cease and desist with your own dream date, because you never know if Schiff will up his current bid to make one last grab at glory. 

It sounds like the MLB fan who works in software sales is ready with a boatload of questions. He reportedly wants to get personal: "You're a pretty smart guy, but I don't know how you make all the wrong choices in life." Schiff continues with this line of questioning, "Why can't you just settle down?"

What was once a tiny portion of my soul is now my entire being that wants this to happen. 

With 12 bids already in play, it's doubtful that Schiff will get his chance, at least at a price he is willing to bid. Chances are the winner will be a huge fan who loves Rodriguez and would do anything to sit down and share a meal with him, perhaps snagging a bite off his plate. 

Wait a secondsomeone check to see if Mike Francesa bid already

Really, the only thing better would be a lunch shared with Bud Selig. Actually, MLB Network, that golden idea for a reality-TV show is free. 


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