I wish my first diary was more interesting than this, but a) A-Rod is topical and b) there was a snippet in here that just blew my mind.
The article is here: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2628823
(Sorry I can't give it a fancy clickable link.)
Best part: "...the idea of playing for Piniella, in the slightly less-pressurized Chicago market, and for a franchise that loves star power could appeal to Rodriguez."
"Slightly less-pressurized Chicago market"? A-Rod would crumble faster than my grandma's devil's food cake (pardon the bad pun). He can't produce in the postseason, that's been proven; but imagine how poorly he'd do in Chicago playing postseason ball for a franchise starved for a title...