But all talk of his illustrious career and performance-enhancing drug controversy was pushed aside late Tuesday after he tweeted a dramatically lit photo of himself thinking very hard about something very important: Who would win the World Series this year?
Twitter, of course, jumped on the opportunity to poke fun at A-Rod.
Here's the original moody tweet.
And then came the parodies.
Some were clearly waiting to use their favorite A-Rod GIF.
Others may have had a few too many photos of the star on hand.
Some resurrected the classic meme of a stressed kid.
This parody is just some dramatic lighting away from perfection.
This tweet won the internet.amazing. I love that people flew by this gem &said "Cubs!" Or whatever. Go back & really look at this dandy!— M.T. (@BamboozledIdiot) March 29, 2017
We have to agree with this person's advice.
Surprisingly, some people took the tweet seriously.
But it seemed like they were a minority.