30. A-Rod Cruises for Numbers From the On-Deck Circle
Sports figure(s) involved: Alex Rodriguez
Yankees faithful haven't been the biggest fans of A-Rod for the past year and, honestly, you can't really blame them. His connection to the Miami-based doping clinic Biogenesis of America has earned him much, well-deserved flack and, due to injuries, Rodriguez hasn't been able to use his on-field production to help silence his critics. But his troubles really started back in October when, amid a six-game hitting slump, A-Rod decided to try and boost his batting average in a different way.
During Game 1 of the ALCS, he tried to get the phone numbers of two girls sitting behind the Yankees dugout by having a ballboy throw a baseball to them with Rodriguez's phone number written on it. This came after Alex had been benched in the eighth inning because of his poor performance. So instead of cheering on his teammates, or thinking about the things he could've done to help himself get better, he just decided to chase some tail...during the playoffs! We're going to go out on a limb here and say that this also may have had something to do with Brian Cashman telling A-Rod to shut the fuck up.