Alex Rodriguez has had a really rough week. Beginning with his ineffectiveness on the baseball field and ending with an assortment of personal indignities, the highest paid player on the New York Yankees roster hasn’t had a single positive news item written about him in what seems like forever. In a way he deserves the criticism; in a way it’s sort of overstated.
The latest blow to Rodriguez’s image came on Tuesday, when the New York Post published a story indicating that, instead of just being useless during the Yankees’ Game 1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, he opted to spend his time flirting with some female fans. Per 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.
That report poses several problems for A-Rod. First and foremost, it looks bad that he takes time during a postseason game to allegedly flirt with groupies. Just in itself – that’s not great for your image. What compounds the damage, however, is the fact that the man already has a very hot girlfriend. Here is what she tweeted out yesterday, once word of A-Rod supposedly spitting game at some fans began to circulate.
Gotta love the gossip mills. It's amazing how ppl get their kicks, huh?
— Torrie Wilson (@Torrie11) October 17, 2012
On Wednesday, the Daily Mail identified the object of A-Rod’s affection as model Kyna Treacy. This is her:
If all of this is in fact true, you have to hand it to A-Rod. Dude can’t read a pitch to save his life anymore, but he can still scope out models from the dugout.
Good for him.