That took long. After rumors (well ok, stone-cold hard facts) that A-Rod was seen walking around major cosmopolitan cities in North America, acompanied by a “whorish blonde, and lavinshing extravagant gifts on strippers accross the U.S.” (Perez Hilton’s words, not mine), HBW Alumn Cynthia Rodriguez is out of A-Rod’s life, and out of his apartment.
From the NY Daily News:
Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez vowed yesterday that revelations about his off-the-field antics wouldn’t affect his play for the slumping Bombers.
“I certainly don’t think this will be a distraction to our team,” A-Rod said before last night’s winning effort against the Toronto Blue Jays.
But it may be a distraction at home: His wife, Cynthia, brusquely left their East Side pad last night with two suitcases, refusing to speak with reporters.
A-Rod wouldn’t directly address reports that he spent Sunday night out on the town with a sexy blond gal pal – while his wife was back in New York with their 2-year-old daughter. But his manager, Joe Torre, spoke up for his star player after meeting with him in private.
“Alex is a big boy. I know how serious he takes his baseball, so it really wasn’t an issue for me,” Torre said, adding that he thought the media attention was “over the line.”
I couldn’t imagine A-Rod at a strip club; he is kinda fruity. But I must admit, this whole A-Rod Strippergate has exposed one of the most, if not the most, deliciously juicy controversies New York has ever seen. I mean, Joe Torre commenting on A-Rod’s ability to keep his shenanigans out of the clubhouse?
Even for the Big Apple, that’s impressive.