Watch a brilliant parody of Nike's 'Re2pect' tribute featuring Alex Rodriguez
F13K starring A-Rod.
Everyone loves to hate Alex Rodriguez.
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By Brett Smiley
Nike's moving tribute video, "RE2PECT," for retiring pinstripes legend Derek Jeter was met with almost universal praise last week.
The clip, which has garnered almost 7 million views, showed various folks tipping their cap to the shortstop -- Yankees fans, opponents, a New York City doorman, Jay-Z and many more.
Of course, the video has nothing to do with estranged New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who's serving a one-year suspension from baseball.
Only Rodriguez does tend to elicit a certain reaction from Yankees fans, Mariners fans, Rangers fan, baseball fans, attorneys wanting fees, the MLBPA, probably his mailman, and others. So Jeter and A-Rod do have that in common -- the ability to stir a person to make a hand gesture.
For Rodriguez, who has three years left on his Yankees conttract, you ought to know which gesture I'm referring to, but nevertheless: THE VIDEO IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK.