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Sometimes you shoot an arm wrestling competition at a fundraiser that is judged by someone in a bee costume.

CHICAGO, ILL. - AUG. 5, 2013:  New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) addresses the media prior to the start of their baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

CHICAGO, ILL. – AUG. 5, 2013: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) addresses the media prior to the start of their baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

I’ve been neglecting my blog enough, this will be the first post of a few that I’ll be making over the next week or so to catch up. I’ll start working my way backwards with this. Here are a few of my favorites from covering Alex Rodriguez’s return to the majors on the same day it was announced he would be given a 211 game suspension as a result of the¬†Biogenesis scandal.

CHICAGO, ILL. - AUG. 5, 2013:  Fans hold out baseballs and other items for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) to sign prior to the start of a baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

CHICAGO, ILL. – AUG. 5, 2013: Fans hold out baseballs and other items for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) to sign prior to the start of a baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

CHICAGO, ILL. - AUG. 5, 2013: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) walks off the field after taking batting practice prior to the start of their baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

CHICAGO, ILL. – AUG. 5, 2013: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) walks off the field after taking batting practice prior to the start of their baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

CHICAGO, ILL. - AUG. 5, 2013:   A fan makes his thoughts on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) known as he steps up to bat during the second inning of their baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

CHICAGO, ILL. – AUG. 5, 2013: A fan makes his thoughts on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) known as he steps up to bat during the second inning of their baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

CHICAGO, ILL. - AUG. 5, 2013:   New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) walks into the visitors clubhouse after the New York Yankees were defeated 8-1 by the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

CHICAGO, ILL. – AUG. 5, 2013: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) walks into the visitors clubhouse after the New York Yankees were defeated 8-1 by the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field. Joel Kowsky for The New York Times

Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Chicago, Ill.. Photo by Joel Kowsky

 A windsurfer takes to the chilly Lake Michigan waters off Montrose Beach in Chicago.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Chicago, Ill.. Photo by Joel Kowsky

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Chicago, Ill.. Photo by Joel Kowsky

A view of the skyline looking south from the entrance of Diversey Harbor.