Friday, March 20, 2009

More of the 'Details' on A-Rod

Now it all makes sense. According to the "Details" magazine cover story about Alex Rodriguez that I wrote about the other day, he was drinking shots of Patron during the photo shoot. When some people engage in a little liquid refreshment, they talk too loud, or start singing, or call people they shouldn't call. A-Rod kisses himself. Go figure.

The story makes a whole big deal about how Alex doesn't seem fazed by the whole Selena Roberts thing coming up, as if A-Rod should have known that he would be exposed as a juicer the next day.

But here's the fallacy in that thinking. We don't know whether Selena told him the story was coming out that weekend. We also don't know whether he thought the story was going to be in the book instead of Sports Illustrated. Besides, given that Roberts is digging through his entire life, he's probably got a whole bunch of upcoming revelations to worry about. Something tells me he's made a whole lot of bad decisions we're going to hear about in Roberts' book.

What is more shocking to me - and disappointing - is that A-Rod didn't cancel the Details magazine dinner interview after what happened to him earlier that day:
He orders an iced tea and explains why he was delayed on his way to dinner. One of his daughters was taken to the hospital with a staph infection. She's going to be fine, he says, sounding relieved.
Your daughter is in the hospital, and you're wasting your time talking to a reporter? Get your priorities straight, Alex!

Here are a few more tidbits from the article:

The writer, describes A-Rod's style sense - he was wearing "a cappuccino-colored sweater, a white oxford shirt, jeans, and pristine white sneakers" - as "a little Fred Rogers, a little Jerry Seinfeld." Ouch!

Besides gushing about how what a good friend Madonna is, A-Rod's also seen wearing one of those Kabbalah red strings around his wrist.

A-Rod wanted - but didn't get to take home - an old-time scale from the old Yankee Stadium. He said "Babe Ruth weighed himself on that scale. Joe DiMaggio. Mickey Mantle. I would have paid a funny number for that."

Alex voted for Obama, lost money in the stock market, claims to ride the subway to games, and feels sympathy for Michael Phelps:
"We live in a world right now where everyone's keeping score," Rodriguez says of the hunger for scandal. "And it doesn't stop when the games end. . . . They've crossed over. And you have the Internet stuff, and all these phones. . . . It's very intense."
All true, Alex. But maybe you shouldn't give the media something to squawk about by getting photographed looking like you're in love with yourself.

What do you think? Leave us a comment!


Anonymous said...

I agree with your thinking that Roberts may not have told him the questions were for a story in SI that would break in days.

People had told him she was asking questions about him for months. Knowing that, it would be logical for him to think the questions were for the book which was months from publication at the time.

Anonymous said...

Guys who want to impress do a classy photo shoot and interview in GQ. They know how to do it right.

A_Rod chooses to do a shoot that raises more questions than you really want to ask.
There isn't enough liquor in the world that should get a guy to agree to that. It's not sexy, it's not cool, its just... weird.

He's lucky he can hit a baseball they way he does, because I don't think he's smart enough to do anything else.

Roger 9 said...

Give me a little of the "good ol' days" when baseball was played by men, many of whom just retirned from war....ex" Hank Bauer Bob Feller, Yogi Berra et al instead of these wimpy, immature "adolescents".

Anonymous said...

I don't know, when we're getting into discussing Arod's clothes and such I start tuning out.

Anonymous said...


War doesn't make you a man and posing in a magazine doesn't make you wimpy or adolescent.

Thinking those things to be true does make you sound adolescent though.

Anonymous said...

If fighting in a war doesn't qualify as making you a man than my world has just been turned upside down. It's not the only thing that does, but it sure is high on my list. I agree with Roger G, there are a lot of wimps out there.

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