Wednesday, May 30, 2007

'Cause she's a

As if the Yankees needed another distraction in this hell-hole of a season, Alex Rodriguez's picture was splashed on the front page of the NY Post this morning. With a buxom blond that wasn't his wife. Heading into a strip club. It's not going to get better if I keep typing.

First off, the NY Post is a piece of garbage I wouldn't line my bird's cage with (if I had a bird). Whether or not you like, love, or hate A-Rod, none of this is any of our business.

There was a good discussion on Mike and Mike this morning on ESPN radio concerning the impact of the press on athlete's lives. The beat writers that cover teams don't mention player's indiscretions and they certainly don't take photographs of them in compromising positions (not including Josh Phelps playing 1st Base). But the world has changed now, and ruthless paparazzi and gold diggers are all around trying to take advantage of celebrity slip ups.

Most athletes are not like soccer star David Beckham who thrive on the attention. And most athletes that are on the gossip pages tend to be coupling with female celebrities (i.e., Tom Brady, Derek Jeter). Mike Greenberg of the Mike&Mike tandem feels that this is a new day. That athletes now have the same cache as actors, rockers, etc., which means that gossip hounds will stalk them in the same rude manner.

I don't care what A-Rod does in his personal life. That's between him and his wife. (That is of course unless it crosses the line such as the behavior of Tampa's Elijah Dukes). As long as its legal, we won't get into moral, and doesn't affect his play, I don't want to hear about it.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you in that A-Rod's personal life is none of my business, and frankly, I could care less what he does in his free time. Any problems that may exist between he and his wife should be left private for them to deal with. Of course, when it's splashed on the front page of the newspaper, it's hard to ignore it.

    What does bother me is the fact that A-Rod was spotted with this busty blonde in Vegas, partying at a club until 2:00 am on the night of May 13th. The Yankees were in Seattle on the 13th (they lost by the way) and Monday, the 14th was an off day. Why was A-Rod in Vegas? Why wasn't he with the team? The Yanks were supposed to open a series in Chicago on Tuesday...shouldn't have A-Rod been traveling with the team?

    I don't know the details of his contract, but it was my assumption that he was suppposed to travel with the team. Perhaps he has a Clemens-like clause, but I find it hard to believe that after losing in Seattle, he flew to Vegas, and then returned to Seattle to be with the Yanks for their trip to Chicago. I assume he went from Vegas to Chicago on his own...or at a minimum, with this blonde bombshell.

    When events like this start to occur, does the personal life start to cross over into the professional life? It very well may...

    Just thinking out loud....