Nick Gillespie: In Defense of Alex Rodriguez


Alex Rodriguez's career—and Hall of Fame hopes—died for somebody's sins, but not his, writes Nick Gillespie. No, the Yankee slugger is simply the latest fall guy for our society's infantile belief in sports as an imaginary zone somehow separate and apart from the real world, a sort of grown-ups' version of Chuck E. Cheese's (you know, the place "where a kid can be a kid"). Or, more precisely, where an adult can think like a kid.