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A-Rod brown bags it

Feb 22, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

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My son has a “Clone Wars” lunch box. It’s pretty cool. Only problem is that it’s black and you can’t really see where I wrote his name on it. Given how popular that particular lunch box is, you won’t be surprised to hear that he’s accidentally brought some other kid’s home several times.  First grade isn’t easy.

A-Rod packs a lunch too, it seems. Page Six is all over it. No word, though, if he gets his confused with anyone else’s:

The Yankee slugger was spotted at the Mondrian Hotel pool in South Beach on Saturday afternoon having lunch with girlfriend Torrie Wilson. But A-Rod didn’t order from the menu — sources say he’s following a special high-protein diet and travels with a cooler of his own grub. Rodriguez was seen asking a waitress to heat up his special meal in the kitchen, while Wilson nibbled on the poolside cafe’s chips and guacamole.

I got no problem with him doing this, by the way. He’s a finely-honed professional athlete who is getting up there in years and thus is doing everything possible to maintain peak conditioning. Good for him. But really, if you don’t eat guacamole, for whatever reason, I don’t want to hang around you.  Just sayin’.

  1. uyf1950 - Feb 22, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Hey, when monies tight why not bring your own lunch.

  2. dolfi24 - Feb 22, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Why is this even a story

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      Slow news day!

    • skeleteeth - Feb 22, 2012 at 9:05 AM

      Maybe Craig is hoping to moonlight @ People….?

    • cleverbob - Feb 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM

      Craig should have at least spiced it up with a pic of A-Rod’s girlfriend.

  3. josephdelgrippo - Feb 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Alex has always watched what he ate, but he might be getting into organic foods. By bringing his own food, he has control what he can put into his body.

    Eating out at restaurants, even the high priced ones, does not guarantee a person is putting healthy food into his body.

  4. umrguy42 - Feb 22, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Silver Sharpie, Craig. Works great on dark surfaces, like the insulated lunchbag I use at work.

  5. dondada10 - Feb 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    If you’ve ever bodybuilded, you’ve carried a cooler.

  6. marshmallowsnake - Feb 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    I always thought that A-Rod enjoyed a good “hot lunch.”

  7. badmamainphilliesjamas - Feb 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    So that’s why he broke up with Cameron Diaz? She was feeding him the wrong food?

  8. yankeesfanlen - Feb 22, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Leave ARod’s Lunch Alone!

  9. zeedoubleyou - Feb 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    I thought this was going to be a Madonna story when I read that A-Rod was using a brown bag

    • deathmonkey41 - Feb 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

      Best comment of the thread.

  10. rooney24 - Feb 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Hate to break it to you, Craig, but not everyone likes guacamole. Somewhere, there are people who dislike any and every food that might be out there. But that’s cool, none of us wanted to hang with someone that can’t understand people are different and might have opinions different than yours. Enjoy your guac, and have a nice day.

  11. deathmonkey41 - Feb 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Wait- you got your son a lunchbox with one of the lameass prequels on it? Shame on you for contributing to that three part abomination. And I don’t like Guacamole- give me hot salsa any day of the week and twice on Tuesday.

    • Utley's Hair - Feb 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      I’m guessing the boy formerly known as Oil Can has a lunch box based on the series on Cartoon Network, and technically not one of the prequels.

  12. drewzducks - Feb 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    I guess most restaurants don’t have “Steroid of the Day” on their menu.

    • deathmonkey41 - Feb 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM

      They do in the Dominican apparently.

      • drewzducks - Feb 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM

        Ha. Good point.

  13. artemisbloomblat - Feb 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Any reaction from Alex after he learned that Craig was okay with his diet?

  14. foreverchipper10 - Feb 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    I have never once, knowingly at least, eaten guacamole. Does this mean we can no longer be friends? :*(

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