Maybe it's my current bout with a cold, but for some reason, despite my strong instincts to loathe Alex Rodriguez, I am finding myself almost sympathetic. And with his pretty plain admission of steroid use, and his apologies to reporters, I'm maybe even gaining for him a tiny bit of rrr... respe.... well I can't quite say the word, but you get the idea. Needless to say this is difficult for me to experience. In addition to his being a pretty-boy celebrity, A-Rod is, you know, a Yankee. Not hating him with a passion is causing me some concern. Can somebody please help? Tell me how this is all self-serving on his part? How he still is probably not being honest? Maybe voted for McCain? Anything?