For your measured consideration here's a tweet from Peter Botte of the New York Daily News an electric newspaper on the subject of Andy Pettitte's retirement and the reaction of Alex Rodriguez to same ...

Perhaps A-Rod was joking or just numbly and resignedly living up to the role scripted for him -- the hang-dog fop whom nobody talks to anymore. Or perhaps he really is oblivious to this extent.

If nothing else this ignorance -- feigned or genuine -- has gifted us a meme ...