A-Rod's Top Foot-in-Mouth Moments

Meet baseball's future home run, and dumb statement king
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2009 11:34 AM CST
Dominican Republic's Alex Rodriguez applauds his team's six-run rally during the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Florida Marlins on Tuesday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – He has 553 career home runs, and almost as many embarrassing verbal blunders. The New York Daily News counts down its favorite Alex Rodriguez foot-in-mouth moments, Among them:             

  • “I knew we weren’t taking Tic-Tacs.” Other than that, A-Rod had no idea what he was injecting into his body.
  • “I wish Jose Reyes was leading off on our team. That’s fun to watch.” Uh, not that I don’t like our current shortstop. I mean …

  • “Mine!” A-Rod yelled at an opposing third baseman, causing him to back off and miss a catch. It was extra classy because the Yankees were already winning by 5.
  • “There’s been a change in the relationship … You go from sleeping over at somebody's house five days a week, and now you don't sleep over.” A-Rod explains his relationship with teammate Derek Jeter, complete with slumber parties.
For more on Jeter, steroids, and A-Rod's special view on parenting, click the link below.