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May 30, 2007

Post Goes After A-Rod

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From The New York Post -

Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez stepped up to the plate with a mysterious, busty blonde in Toronto, as these intimate, exclusive photos reveal.

The cozy duo dined with two pals at a pricey steakhouse late Sunday night, then headed to a glitzy strip club before making their way to his hotel, where the pair ducked into an elevator and headed upstairs just after midnight.

Cynthia Rodriguez - A-Rod's wife and mother of their 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Natasha - was nowhere to be seen during the slugger's big night out on the town, which occurred the evening before the last-place Bronx Bombers' pathetic 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

And it came as Rodriguez took a room at Toronto's Four Seasons hotel - down the street from the Park Hyatt, where most, if not all of his Yankee teammates and coaches are staying during a three-game stint that ends tonight.

"No comment," Rodriguez said when The Post asked him about his north-of-the-border jaunt with the blonde.

Two months ago, some fans reportedly heard about A-Rod partying at a strip club. At that time, I wrote: "If the media somehow decides to run with the story, which is always possible, it would be a shame."

I have to offer the same commentary now.

When the media starts to go after a guy's personal or private life, it's crossing the line and basically an attack.

There's a large majority of ballplayers doing this kind of stuff...many who are married. To single out one, in a case like this, well, it's tells me that someone is out to get A-Rod.

This is just a mess that the Yankees don't need now.

What a season, huh?

Posted by Steve Lombardi at May 30, 2007 09:32 AM

Comments

I agree with you steve. Actually , what got my attention was that he stays at a different hotel
than the team a la Cal Ripken. Not shocking but just an indication of his stature in the clubhouse?

Posted by: Santino53 [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 10:09 AM

Well, luckily for A-Rod, nothing matters right now. Normally, it would be "Will the latest A-Rod distraction cost the Yankees first place/momentum going into the playoffs?" Now it's "Will the latest A-Rod distraction cause them to be twenty rather than sixteen games out of first place?"

As for the actual story: plenty of ballplayers -- and men and women in general -- cheat on their spouses; the thing I find hard to believe is that he's so cavalier about it.

Posted by: baileywalk [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 10:23 AM

"Two months ago, some fans reportedly heard about A-Rod partying at a strip club. At that time, I wrote: "If the media somehow decides to run with the story, which is always possible, it would be a shame.""

But not enough for you to run it, too.

Posted by: RICH [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 11:31 AM

maybe this will be the final straw that breaks the camel's back. ARod isnt coming back next season, lets all be honest. let us also hope that if they continue to falter, Boras and ARod allow the Yankees to move him for pieces at the deadline.

How did this happen... from world series contenders to sellers at the deadline? unbelieveable what has happened to this team.

Posted by: TurnTwo [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 11:44 AM

~~~But not enough for you to run it, too.~~~

I think there's a difference between my little blog and huge news organizations, no?

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 11:54 AM

and Steve, not for nothing, but I didn't see you 'running' with the story, but moreso just highlighting the fact that someone else is and mentioning you dont agree with it.

Posted by: TurnTwo [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 12:03 PM

The story's out there now. You can't ignore it.

Posted by: rbj [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 12:03 PM

"I think there's a difference between my little blog and huge news organizations, no?"

Definitely, and you should run whatever you think is significant.

Posted by: RICH [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 12:03 PM

~~~I didn't see you 'running' with the story, but moreso just highlighting the fact that someone else is and mentioning you dont agree with it.~~~

Thanks, that was my intent.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 12:09 PM

man the post REALLY is rags...its no better than the inquirer now, who really cares about this crap?

Posted by: Corey [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 12:13 PM

It's all Torre's fault. He should have pulled ARod out before the picture was taken, he needed someone to throw heat there. He had one shot to get a K, and he just sat there sipping his green tea. He should have just put in Bruney to take the fall. Fire Torre!!! Fire Torre!!!

BTW, if they do fire Torre....I really hope they bring in Bobby V. I'd rather have him over anyone else.

Posted by: Garcia [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 12:36 PM

Hell No! to Bobby V. A smug, pompous jerk. Just what the Yankees need. I wouldn't mind keeping Torre as manager, just have a good bench coach (Bowa, Pena?) to handle the in game stuff. Torre can manage the clubhouse & media.

Now if Jeter was still friends with A-Rod, he'd be the one getting photographed, thus letting Alex off the hook.

Posted by: rbj [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 12:55 PM

//BTW, if they do fire Torre....I really hope they bring in Bobby V. I'd rather have him over anyone else//

Do you really think Bobby V. is going to leave Japan (where he's happy and rather well liked) to step into this clusterfuck?

Posted by: Jen [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 01:01 PM

You're right, Torre's no smug, pompous jerk. Always the gentleman, he could be seen waving to Terry Francona from the Yankees dugout before the first game in Fenway in April, a genuine smile on his face. The look of incredulity on Francona's face at that gesture was priceless.

Posted by: JohnnyC [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 01:33 PM

Jen, as big a clusterfuck the Yanks are in, they are still the New York Yankees. There's a lot more prestige managing the Yankees than managing any Japanese ball club. Nothing against Japanese baseball, but they'd be the first to admit that the better job is managing the Yankees - despite their lousy record and awful play.

Posted by: Garcia [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2007 05:40 PM

Jen, as big a clusterfuck the Yanks are in, they are still the New York Yankees. There's a lot more prestige managing the Yankees than managing any Japanese ball club. Nothing against Japanese baseball, but they'd be the first to admit that the better job is managing the Yankees - despite their lousy record and awful play
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Bobby V was/is a god over there. The reason he left the first time was because there were people trying to sabotage his career.

Valentine isn't coming back until he is good and ready to.

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 31, 2007 04:19 PM