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The Hall of Shame for A-Rod

Updated: August 5, 2013, 2:58 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

I will never forget the day, 18 years ago, at The ESPYS. I was at a VIP party after the show when I felt a tap on my shoulder. A young athlete came up to me and introduced himself, "My name is Alex Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners, and I wanted to meet you, Dickie V."

We ended up spending a lot of time talking baseball that evening. It was clear that he had a passion and love for the game. After that first meeting, we stayed in touch. I was so impressed with his unbelievable feeling of ...

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