Create-a-Caption: A-Rod conditions his bat

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

For the time, it would appear that Alex Rodriguez's annual foray into the world of October controversy is being limited to a discussion of whether or not Robinson Cano should take his third spot in the New York Yankees lineup. The overwhelming opinion? Yes, Cano should.

But should the Yankees lose in Wednesday's ALDS Game 3, A-Rod might be in prime position for another scapegoating, no matter whether he deserves it or not. Through two games with Baltimore, A-Rod is hitting 1 for 9 with five strikeouts and has been a rally killer atop the lineup. That's just not going to cut it, especially in a town that's already well practiced with getting on his case during the postseason.

So have at it, amateur Internet copy editors of the world. How should this caption read?

Follow the jump for winners from our last C-a-C featuring the illusion of a sucker punch:

Sucker punch at home plate

1st — Michael. "I said NO Tebowing!!"

2nd — Mattingly's Mullet. "This brings new meaning to being 'punched out' by the umpire."

3rd — Wu-Pang. "MLB umpires won't be intimidated like NFL replacement refs."

HM — John C. "And're REALLY out"

Make sure all your bases are covered this postseason ...
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