Atoms, Moles and A-Rod

alex_rodriguez_high_school.jpgI’m trying to remember what I did in high school. Most of it I have thankfully forgotten but what sticks out in my mind is the teachers I liked and random words of advice. Oh, and Avogadro’s number. What I don’t seem to remember is my weekly juice session. Of course, that’s probably because I’m not Alex Rodriguez.

Yes, I know I promised I was done talking about him but how can I let this pass? I understand that sports have become increasingly competitive and you have to show promise at earlier and earlier ages to even get scouted. But this would have happened around 1991. For a better frame of reference, George H.W. Bush was still president. I guess you could call A-Rod precocious or avant-garde but seriously, man, “25 pounds of muscle between his sophomore and junior years?”

I’d love to play the whole “Think of the children” card but the fact of the matter is that steroids are so widespread at this point that it’s not even worth it. What I will say is that this just keeps getting better and I can hardly wait to see what comes out next. My guess? A-Rod is actually the illegitimate offspring of an alpaca and Mork from Ork. It would at least provide some context.



  1. PAUL

    I went off about the ARod allegations (from HIGH SCHOOL?!?!) in my latest. Maybe Selena Roberts should consider having something like an encyclopedia of ARod with annual updates: “ARod the Infant”; “ARod The High School Years”, etc.
    Avogadro constant? Showoff.

  2. redstatebluestate

    Al IS a show off. He knows his multiplication tables too. A-Rod, still, does not.

  3. rrrt

    Egads! By some strange coincidence I was actually thinking about (for no apparent reason) Avogadro’s number earlier today, before I read this. Julia’s blog entry was asking for Mad Lib answers, and for “number” I was tempted to put 6.02 x 10 23 (don’t know how to make superscript in comments).
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