Maybe, Alex Rodriguez's bad rap is overblown.
A-Rod, who spent part of his career attracting heavy criticism for how he conducts himself around the media and fellow players -- displayed some goodwill during his rehab stint in South Carolina.
Rodriguez went hitless in his two games for the Charleston RiverDogs on Tuesday and Wednesday, but his Class-A teammates were lauding his presence.
Rodriguez paid for the team meal the two nights he played, including steak dinners from Outback one evening, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported. A-Rod also spent time mentoring players before a game.
"It was a great experience to talk to someone of his stature in the game, one of the all-time greats to ever play baseball," Charleston first baseman Greg Bird said. "What he's gone through is a great experience for us. ... We'd love to have him come back."
Perhaps the most telling part of what Bird told USA Today was a comment about Rodriguez's professional...