There’s bad timing, like Bernie Madoff’s wife withdrawing $10 million the day before his arrest. There’s really bad timing, like Napoleon deciding winter was the best time to invade Russia. Then there’s the University of Miami, unveiling Alex Rodriguez Park yesterday.
If we assume that Miami players are expected to be inspired by his performance and not his sense of fair play, it was a nice little event in Coral Gables. But with the assembled media in tow, everything A-Rod does these days takes on a surreal circus tinge.