Go ahead, hate George Steinbrenner. Hate the Yankees. Hate their fans who booed A-Rod out of town. Hate Tom Hicks for paying him $252 million. Hate A-Rod’s parents for making him handsome. Hate the Blue Jays for whining when he outsmarted them on the field. But don’t hate A-Rod. He’s done nothing wrong. You’re mad at the guy for announcing during the World Series that he’s opting out of his contract? Please. Get over it. I wasn’t offended by the timing of the announcement. As a baseball fan, I was just happy to get the update. The end. A-Rod is under the microscope because he’s Godlike. Sure, he sometimes says and does irritating things, but the fact is that he’s one of the best players in the HISTORY of baseball. All the haters should shut up and leave him alone and stop being jealous. You think he has a big ego? Fine, he does. So what? Why should everyone be humble? We all have different personalities and psychological needs, and that’s what makes the world go ’round. You got a problem with A-Rod’s performance in the post-season? He went 4-for-15 in the ALDS. Yeah, that’s really terrible. One more hit—a broken-bat bloop over the second baseman’s head, or a swinging bunt down the third base line—and he would’ve gone 5-for-15 which, by the way, is a .333 batting average. You’re gonna bash the guy for missing out on one stupid hit while Derek “Mr. Clutch” Jeter compiled an on-base percentage of .176?! Whatever. I’m not here to argue about numbers. You can break down stats to make anyone look good or bad. All I can say is that if you have a problem with A-Rod, you might want to take a look in the mirror. We should all be thankful for having eyes that allow us to watch him play.