On the occasion of the 650th career home run for slugger Alex Rodriguez on Monday night, we also learned that, for the first time, someone loves him.
A fan wearing New York Yankees gear at Rogers Centre in Toronto held aloft a professional-looking sign with team logos that bore the message: "We [heart] you A-Rod!" The implication could not get any stronger than that. Not everyone hates him anymore, as many of the baseball columnists of the world had us believe was the case. It's not known when this stunning reversal occurred. Possibly after the Ryan Dempster incident.
This fan with the sign obviously speaks for all Yankees fans everywhere, because of how he is dressed, and by proxy the nation of Canada, because that's where he made his declaration. As a result, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig ought to rescind A-Rod's 211-game suspension for Rodriguez's alleged association with Biogenesis at any moment. After all, there is no suspending a beloved figure.
Despite A-Rod's homer and the love that flowed from the stands, the Blue Jays won 5-2 behind R.A. Dickey. Everyone already loves him, but no signs have been required as proof because it's just a given.