Alex Rodriguez has been subjected to a lot of ridicule over the past month. Despite the fact that he is the highest paid player on the New York Yankees roster, he has been pretty much useless during the squad’s postseason run thus far.
Thanks to some clutch decisions by Joe Girardi, the Yankees were able to overcome Rodriguez’s woes en route to beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in the ALDS.
The ALCS has been a slightly different story, though. New York is currently down 0-2 to the Detroit Tigers, and Justin Verlander hasn’t even pitched a single game yet. Most of the Yankees’ struggles can be traced back to their awful offense and, obviously, A-Rod is a big part of that useless offense.
So, how is Rodriguez coping with his ineffectiveness? By hitting on fans in the stands, according to the New York Post. Via the report:
After being replaced in the bottom of the eighth inning in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, the highest-paid Yankee openly flirted with a pair of pretty women two rows behind the dugout — even sending them a ball bearing a note asking for their phone numbers, a witness told The Post.
“I watched him flirt with two admittedly very cute young women nearby,’’ the witness said.
Instead of rooting on his teammates as they struggled to stay alive during the tense game at Yankee Stadium, A-Rod, 37, had a ball boy toss the young women a baseball inscribed with a message asking for their numbers.
“Alex was holding a pen and wrote a note on a ball which was thrown at the women by a ball boy,’’ the witness explained.
“The girls, who had already caught two balls, seemed bemused at first and tried to hand the ball to another fan, but other fans noticed the note on it and yelled at them to read it.
“The note asked them to write their phone numbers on the ball and throw it back,’’ the witness said.
“One of the girls, with darker blond hair, wrote . . . on the ball and threw it back at A-Rod, who gave her a big smile.”
Yes, Game 1 was the one that the Yankees wound up losing 6-4 – despite Raul Ibanez’s clutch late game heroics. And yes, Game 1 was also the one where Derek Jeter broke his ankle.
As of now, nobody on the Yankees has commented on Rodriguez’s extracurricular activities. Neither has his girlfriend, for that matter.
(Kudos New York Post)