I think A-Rod was so naturally talented that even if he had never taken a performance-enhancing drug, he probably would have made the Hall of Fame. But we will never know, and neither will he. He is a pinata on the American sports scene. He has sunk so low, yet still not low enough to engender sympathy. I hope it really did feel good to put on his helmet and metal cleats. Sometimes, that seems like all he has. And pretty soon, he won't even have that.