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This town isn't big enough for the two of us

By sheer coincidence, it turns out both Alex Rodriguez and myself were in Paris within days of one another around the holidays. When I mentioned this morning to A-Rod how close we had come to running into one another on the Champs Elysees, his eyes grew as big as a Javier Vazquez fastball. "You probably would have thought I followed you there,'' I said.

"Damned right,'' he replied.

"So what would you have done,'' I asked him. "I'll show you,'' he said. Then he produced a photo on his cellphone of himself in mid-sprint.

"That's what I would have done,'' he said.

Geez, I thought we might have double-dated.