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.

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