Photo: Epicurious A-Rod

This ludicrous image is presented with minimal comment as it does most of the heavy lifting all on its own. Is there an athlete who takes himself more seriously than Alex Rodriguez? Is there an athlete who takes himself more seriously yet displays less self-awareness than A-Rod?

There is something eerily Zoolanderish about Alex Rodriguez, who seemingly does whatever his PR people tell him to do. Not that showing “another side” of the ballplayer is a bad thing but this photo simply makes him look like the empty, soulless vessel we all assume him to be.

This image is completely ridiculous. Just like Alex Rodriguez! My head is overflowing with dismissive quips to lob his way, most of which are unprintable – FOR ME! You, loyal Blankards, are free to go nuts in the comment section.

If you’re more of visual person, get Photoshopping and send the results my way. The cream of the crop will appear in this very post. Do your worst friends, Alex Rodriguez’s frail ego demands it! Submissions after the jump!

In honor of the commenter who proclaimed me a hater for wanting all ballplayers to be like Brian Wilson, here’s reader Chris Chapin’s version of…Alex Rodriguez as Brian Wilson! I think it’s a great look for A-Rod, really gives him an edge.

A-Rod is famous for his love of wiry blond women. You don’t get to be wiry overnight, it takes discipline of diet and lifestyle. Rodriguez’s latest ladyfriend Cameron Diaz re-imagined as a rabbit? I like it! Thanks to reader Patrick Chesney for the contribution.

Image courtesy of via Duk of Big League Stew.