Most people celebrate their birthdays with a cake or small get-together with friends. Sometimes there are presents, sometimes there are clow -- no, sorry, NO CLOWNS ALLOWED.
How does Alex Rodriguez prefer to spend his birthdays? Well, he likes to hit home runs. He'd already hit five b-day blasts coming into Monday's Yankees-Rangers game (his 40th birthday), and in the sixth inning he went bye-bye:
Rodriguez is now the all-time leader in birthday home runs:
And the fourth player (Gary Sheffield, Rusty Staub, Ty Cobb) to hit a long ball in both his teens and 40's. Here's what he told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch after the game: