As reported here, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez ranked eighth in a Forbes Magazine poll of the most disliked people in sports; which included such notorious transgressors as Philadelphia Eagles back-up quarterback Michael Vick, professional golfer Tiger Woods and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
One of the reasons why Rodriguez’s image has taken a hit in recent years was the timing of the decision to opt out of his contract with the Yankees, which leaked during Game 4 of the 2007 World Series and subsequently led to a less publicized dispute between A-Rod and his agent, Scott Boras.
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