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One Famous Disgrace
There is someone who is very famous in America because of his outstanding talent as a Major League baseball player. He is average looking, very, very rich, and very well known in the sports world in America and certain other parts of the world. He is also famous for activities and behavior other than baseball. Although he is famous as a baseball player, he is also famous for being far from a great person. He's well known as: Alex Rodriquez-A-Rod for short. He is also well known for not being a likeable person. Even his own teammates do not like him.
A-Rod is the perfect example of a person who lives his life according to the counterculture philosophy as he goes on day-to-day making up his own rules for daily life. He bows to nobody but himself on or off the baseball field. As a result he is not well accepted socially in the clubhouse or elsewhere. He is regarded as a morally disgraceful person.
In the baseball world he is considered a cheater, because he uses performance enhancing drugs (PEDS) while he strongly denies it when there is conclusive evidence that he does. When evidence forced him to stop the PEDS, soon his performance nosedived. It is very doubtful that he will ever be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.
As a person in general on and off the baseball field he's very arrogant. And to be around him is quite depressing. That compounds the fact that makes him unlikeable: He's a cheater and he's arrogant. His own Yankee teammates keep their distance from him in the clubhouse.
Off the baseball field his personal life is a combination of making up his own rules to live by and wanton immorality. It caused his marriage to fail. Since his marriage failed (no surprise there) he is allegedly known to associate with gamblers and cocaine users in Las Vegas. He has been called on the carpet to answer questions concerning that behavior, because it casts a harmful shadow on major league baseball. MLB prohibits gambling and drug use.
His lack of morality is a great part of his making up the rules to live by, and there is plenty of the lack of morality sprinkled throughout his famous life it seems. He has wandered from one famous woman to another. He even retreated to southern France to cohabit with his Hollywood girlfriend between baseball seasons. The media certainly focused on that.
The total bottom line with A-Rod is this: He has used God's great blessings to be unlikeable, a cheater, arrogant, a nule breaker, and gravely immoral as he lives his diabolical lifestyle. Young and teenage boys should not emulate him in any way, shape, or form because of his diabolicale character and his greatly tarnished baseball career accomplishments. His legacy is already unalterable history, and it is absolutely disgraceful. During his old age he's going to cry himself to sleep as he ponders what is his legacy instead or what could be his legacy.