I debated writing about A-Rod’s arm candy because:
- “Ballplayers sleep around” is not news.
- It just feels like Clinton & Lewinski all over again. Who cares if A-Rod is cheating? As Charles Barkley would say, “I’m an athlete, not a role model.”
- There’s no smoking gun. If I’m gonna accuse a guy of cheating, I want to see a dress with a stain on it. Nobody even saw these two kiss!
I’m not saying I feel bad for A-Rod. Cheating is wrong. But now I see why Manny wants to get out of Boston so bad. Cheating…um…I mean PLAYING in those big media markets is tough.
Still, I’m writing about A-Rod now, not because I think his sex life matters, but because I’m curious about the fallout. Will this scandal hurt A-Rod? Or will this be his Paris Hilton sex tape, catapulting him to even greater stardom?
Frankly, I can see it going either way. After he beat the wrap on rape charges, Kobe Bryant grew a goatee and embraced the roll of NBA villain. It was the best thing that ever happened to him.
Maybe the same fate awaits A-Rod. He’s always been a little too pretty. A little too squeaky clean. But overnight, he goes from prick to badass. From the kind of guy who thinks he’s better than everyone to the kind of guy who IS better than everyone, as evidenced by the hot bleachy blonde stripper with whom he’s (presumably) knockin’ boots.
Then again, maybe the scandal distracts A-Rod and his offensive numbers plummet.
Like I said, I could see it going either way.