AirHogs use A-Rod as punch line

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Oh, those whacky Grand Prairie AirHogs.

The indie league baseball team from Texas is trying to capitalize on the A-Rod and Madonna “friendship” to put butts in their seats on Wednesday. If fans come to the game claiming to “share an agent” – Madge and the slugging manwhore share agent Guy Oseary – they’ll gain admission for a buck. Wear an A-Rod jersey, get in for $1. Same for dressing as Madonna from any era.

But “A-Rod and Madonna Night” gets better. There’s a between-inning contest to settle the divorce between A-Rod and his wife, Cynthia Rodriguez, complete with look-alikes. There’s also a Madonna dance contest, clips from “A League of Their Own” and highlights of A-Rod’s career.

When you’re a team in the American Association of Professional Baseball, anything that sells tickets is a winner. A-Rod, at Yankee Stadium for tonight’s All-Star Game (8 p.m. on Fox), seems to be taking the media feeding frenzy over the relationship in stride:

“You have to take the good with the bad and not take yourself too seriously,” he told the Associated Press. “I think that’s the one thing that over the first four or five years [in New York], I kept knocking myself over the head and trying to re-explain myself.”

Photo: Adrian Wyld, the Canadian Press via AP

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