One of the more awkward moments in a man's life is having a physician doing a turn your head and cough examination but, imagine what its like when the doctor squeezing your boys is someone you sued for malpractice?
Ouch Doc. Isn't that just a little too tight?
That kind of unit-shrinking doctor’s visit took place Monday in Florida when Alex Rodriguez got a physical examination from Yankee team physician Christopher Ahmad. That's the doctor whom A-Rod sued in 2013 for malpractice as part of his desperate "see you and everyone else in court" bid to avoid a MLB ban for steroid use.
For more than nine months in 2013 and 2014, Ahmad endured a highly-publicized lawsuit in which Rodriguez accused him of hiding the MRI results of a torn labrum in A-Rod’s left hip — of performing his duties “carelessly, unskillfully, negligently and not in accordance with accepted standards.”
And there he was Monday, bent over an examination table, his pants around his ankles and Ahmad snapping on the rubber gloves.
The Yankees sent Rodriguez to Ahmad, after A-Rod unexpectedly appeared early at the team’s spring training facility in Tampa without informing the team that he was arriving three days early.
Rodriguez, who sued then-commissioner Bud Selig, MLB, the Players Association and Ahmad, dropped all of his lawsuits last year and has admitted to the doping charges.
And last week, Rodriguez issued a handwritten apology letter to a list of those he claimed he was sorry for attacking and maligning as he battled his MLB suspension for violating the game's drug policy — "To Major League Baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association and you, the fans, I can only say I'm sorry." — with no mention of Ahmad.
Somewhere Brian Cashman is smiling.