The Yankee's infielder is celebrating his 37th birthday today.
Unfortunately, the baseball star received a painful present at the Mariner-Yankee's game on Tuesday: a fractured left hand.
To turn that frown upside down, we thought we'd compile some interesting facts (that perhaps you didn't want to know) about the Dominican-American baseball player. So sit back, relax, grab some popcorn and take a look at the many sides of A-Rod.
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO KNOW, EVEN THOUGH WE SAID YOU DIDN'T:
1) Blondes! Blondes! Blondes!
A-Rod seems to have a slight <a href="http://www.zimbio.com/Alex+Rodriguez/dating" target="_hplink">weakness for blondes</a>! The baseball player dated actress Kate Hudson in 2009, and a few months after their break-up he was spotted with golden haired star Cameron Diaz. As if that wasn't enough, before Kate and Diaz, A-Rod was rumored to have been with Madonna.
2) He Owns A Mercedez Dealership
A few sports cars in the driveway isn't enough for A-Rod, he needs a whole lot. The Mercedez-Benz dealership, named "<a href="http://www.arodmercedesbenz.com/" target="_hplink">Alex Rodriguez</a>," is located in League City, Texas.
3) He Likes His Popcorn Hand Fed
At Super Bowl 45, A-Rod's ex-girlfriend, Cameron Diaz, was spotted awkwardly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/06/alex-rodriguez-fed-popcor_n_819338.html" target="_hplink">feeding</a> the baseball star. Diaz addressed the incident on the 'Late Show With David Letterman,' saying it was a playful moment when Rodriguez reached for one of the last pieces of popcorn in the bucket, and she denied him. Then, she told him, <a href="http://www.aoltv.com/2011/06/21/cameron-diaz-feeds-popcorn-to-david-letterman-on-late-show-vi/" target="_hplink">"You know what, I love you too much. I'm gonna give it to you. You deserve it."</a>
4) He's Half-Horse
Well not exactly, but in 2009 an "ex" told US Weekly an interesting fact about A-Rod's home decor. <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ex-alex-rodriguez-had-portraits-of-himself-as-a-centaur-over-his-bed-20093010" target="_hplink"> "He had not one, but two painted portraits of himself as a centaur. You know, the half man, half horse figure?"</a> Oh, we know.
5) He Has No Problem With PDA
We knew him and Derek Jeter were close, but this image really takes the cake. It's ok A-Rod, a little 'Bromance' never hurt anybody.
6) He Likes To Kiss Himself In The Mirror
It looks like Jeter has a litte competition! In 2009, the baseball star did a photo shoot with <em><a href="http://www.details.com/celebrities-entertainment/cover-stars/200903/photos-of-yankee-alex-rodriguez#slide=1" target="_hplink">Details</a></em> magazine in which he posed in tight shirts longingly staring at himself in a mirror. It's important to love yourself, and Alex isn't afraid to show it.
6b) A-Rod and The Mirror Spoof
We just thought you'd really enjoy this Jimmy Fallon spoof....Now to #7!
7) He Likes To Play Guitar In His Underwear
The truth is he's just like us! (and Tom Cruise) On any given night A-Rod likes to gather a group of his closest celeb friends and rock out.
8) He Likes Showing Off His Underwear
We're not completely sure what A-Rod is doing with his athletic cup here but it seems like rocking out in your underwear isn't enough, he has to showcase them in the dugout as well.
9) There's A Stadium Named After Him
In 2003, being the good University of Miami alumnus that he is, Alex donated $3.9 million to renovate the baseball stadium. In his honor it was renamed <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3906391" target="_hplink">"Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field."</a>
10) He Likes To Slap Balls
The incident occurred during a Yankees-Red Sox's game in 2004. When the Sox's Bronson Arroyo tried to tag A-Rod with the ball, the Yankee's star simply <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1102/alex.rodriguez.worst.moments/content.1.html" target="_hplink">slapped it out of his glove</a>! It was later ruled as "interference" and his run was nullified. Didn't his mother ever teach him to keep his hands to himself?