A-Rod Kisses Himself in 'Details,' Calls Madonna 'A Great Ear to Have'

Alex Rodriguez sounds confused.

And from the looks of the photos in Details Magazine's April issue, which goes on sale March 24, that confusion isn't going away any time soon.

The New York Yankees' third baseman, who in February admitted to steroid use earlier in his career, before undergoing hip surgery last week, opens up to the magazine about almost quitting baseball, "Internet stuff," and, of course, Madonna.

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He also poses for photographs kissing his image in a mirror, and lying on a bare mattress gazing at himself in said mirror while stretching.

“We live in a world right now where everyone’s keeping score," Rodriguez, 33, tries to explain. "And it doesn’t stop when the games end...They’ve crossed over. And you have the Internet stuff, and all these phones...”

And ... all these magazines. Like the one he's kissing himself in. And several of which his good friend Madonna has graced.

So what's up with their relationship, which Rodriguez's ex-wife cited in her divorce petition?

“Well, we’re friends...I have a lot of respect for her...She’s very smart and she’s passionate about everything she does...if there ever was any situation, she’s a great ear to have, you know?” he says.

Err, not really?

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