So everyone's all in love with A-Rod again, considering he's the only thing keeping the frayed Yankees even competitive right now — the Yankees are under .500! Head for the hills! — and he's smacking the ball around every stadium like he just knows it's April. But he's not just trying to help himself on the field; he's also trying to make friends and influence people off it.

Although expected at the party, a casually clad Alex Rodriguez dined at Davio's Saturday night with sportscasters Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.

OK, now there's a conversation of which we'd be eager to read a transcript. We imagine McCarver saying things like, "one of the interesting things restaurants do is give you a basket of bread beforehand," Buck trying to charm the waiter and A-Rod leaving every 15 minutes to go powder his nose.

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