Looks like Alex Rodriguez should have been in those Cingular texting commercials where the little girl talks about texting her BFF Jill all the time. Except he would be texting his BFF Pete Rose.
According to a recent ESPN The Magazine article, A-Rod and baseball’s all-time hits leader developed a relationship in 2006 based almost entirely on text messaging:
By spring training in 2006, their text messages began in earnest. And A-Rod is a text-messaging fool. He’ll text Yankees players, coaches and staffers … even when they’re sitting 15 feet away in the same clubhouse. He’ll text “LOL” when something amuses him, and he’ll text when he’s bummed.
No wonder Jeter and A-Rod don’t get along. Jetes probably didn’t return a text message one day and A-Rod acted passive-aggressive the next time they saw each other and the whole thing just snowballed into a full blown “I hate you” deal.