Benedict A-Rod: Alex Rodriguez Joins Dominican Republic in WBC

Shashwat BaxiCorrespondent IDecember 4, 2008

Even in the middle of December, there is always plenty of news involving Alex Rodriguez.

The Yankees' Third baseman has been in Mexico over the last few weeks running a baseball camp for youngsters. Along with running the camp, A-Rod has been spotted meeting up with pop icon Madonna in his spare time.

None of that really matters to baseball fans in the United States; most of which are fully involved in football, basketball, or hockey season. However, A-Rod just can't seem to get out of the spotlight:

In a move that will only make more baseball fans turn on him, Alex will likely be leaving the USA team to play for the Dominican Republic! 

Boston Red Sox DH/1B David "Big Papi" Ortiz reported on Thursday that Rodriguez will most likely be playing for the DR in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Ortiz, being from the Dominican Republic, would love to see A-Rod on the Dominican Republic team with him. Big Papi and A-Rod in the 3 and 4 slots means nightmares for any opposing pitcher!

Alex had a hard time making this very decision during the first World Baseball Classic, eventually choosing the US team over the Dominican team. However, it seems that something changed his mind this time around.

Without Alex Rodriguez in the middle of their lineup, the United States team will have a hard time competing for the title during the next WBC. Clearly, because they had a hard enough time with him on the roster during the first World Baseball Classic.

Nobody knows what has been going on with Alex, ever since he got to the Bronx. Alex has gotten into more off the field controversy than almost anyone else in the MLB, but the $300 million dollar man just can't seem to get out of his own way.

As if Yankee fans and baseball fans in general didn't dislike him enough already, A-Rod just gave American baseball fans one more reason to hate him.

If Alex Rodriguez wants to feel love in the Bronx like Derek Jeter does, this is not the way to go about doing it. As was very evident in from his divorce, A-Rod is out looking for love in all the wrong places!