There's been a lot of angry chest-thumping lately (even more than usual!) about controversial New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. Though he's long been a popular target for baseball fans, A-Rod hating seems to be reaching a fever pitch, which begs the question: "Do people really hate this guy as much as they say they do?". We were skeptical, so we thought we'd put baseball fans "hatred" to the test with a fun experiment we like to call "The Alex Rodriguez 'Fan on the Street' Challenge!"
Here's the plan: we send our red-headed intern, Jon Oliver, to various locations around New York City dressed in an A-Rod jersey and watch how fans react to him. He'll be armed with nothing but his winning smile, positive attitude and a few choice comebacks:
"Takes one to know one, right?!"
"Well, everyone's entitled to their opinion!"
"Hey, YOU try getting out there and socking those dingers! Haha, just kidding, have a great day."
So bring it on, New York! We're ready for your jokes, good-natured barbs…and maybe even a few "disses"! Because hey, at the end of the day, it's only a game, right? Now let's have some fun!