A-Rod to Get a Name Change

The owner of a Brooklyn grocery named after embattled New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is succumbing to pressure and looking at changing the name of his business.

Two thoughts. 

First.  Who knew there was such a thing?  Second.  It should get a name change.  "A-Rod Grocery" is a dumb name.  And, yeah…I realize how childish that sounds.

“I got tired of all these people complaining,” owner Ricardo Rodriguez (no relation) said.  "Why should I have to listen to all of them? It’s not fair. I don’t even know the guy.”

The New York Daily News is asking its readers what Yankees player the bodega should change its name to.  In the lead…"none of the above" with 65%.  Also receiving votes are Derek Jeter (16%), Bernie Williams (7%), Jorge Posada (6%) and Robinson Cano (3%).

Hopefully the name change won't affect the shop's rating over at Yelp!


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