Al B. Al: Chapter Two

This is the second in what will be a recurring feature of the blog, in which we examine the everyday wit and wisdom of Alex Rodriguez.

Today, Al B. Al offered me this assessment of his Saturday State of the Al news conference: "I was pretty good, wasn't I? Can you imagine me talkiing for 17 minutes straight all by myself a couple of years and not (screwing) up? I even got a few smiles out of you.''

Informed that he had, in fact, spoken for 23 minutes and 47 seconds, A-Rod said, "Wow. I was even better than I thought.''