The New Yorker’s been getting a bit of flack this week. Some folks out there seem to miss the humor of their latest cover. But I don’t think anyone will fail to appreciate the utter genius of our pal Ben Greenman’s A-Rod! Fragments of a Musical, even if we think it might play better as opera. (Italian translation, anyone?) A sample:
Remember when I dressed up
As Marilyn Monroe?
If you play your cards right
You can be DiMaggio
You know that heady feeling
When you hit a shot into the gap?
You can tell me all about it
When I shift and settle on your lap
I get it
Also not to miss, and completely unrelated, Alex Belth’s wonderful SI piece on the Stadium (look for our appearance on p. 2). Yeah, we said The Stadium.