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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A-Rod’s valuables taken from car after S.F. game

“ESPN baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez was among a group of people who had valuables stolen from an SUV Sunday night in San Francisco.”

Shame. 

But ...

$500,000 worth of jewelry and other items?  Who keeps those kind of goodies in their vehicle? 

Still, a shame.

Lest we forget Posted: August 13, 2019 at 12:14 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, espn

Monday, August 12, 2019

Half-million in loot stolen from A-Rod’s car in San Francisco, sources say

A thief smashed into baseball legend Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez’s rental car Sunday night in San Francisco, making off with an estimated half-million dollars worth of jewelry and electronics, sources familiar with the investigation told The Chronicle.

Rodriguez was in town broadcasting the Giants and Philadelphia Phillies game for ESPN and he left his car on the 400 block of Brannan Street, about three blocks from Oracle Park, sources said.

Sometime between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., someone broke into a car in that location and stole a camera, a laptop, miscellaneous jewelry and a bag, said Officer Adam Lobsinger, a San Francisco police spokesman. Lobsinger said the burglary involved a private citizen and it’s against department policy to release victim information.

But numerous sources told The Chronicle the victim was Rodriguez and the thieves pilfered roughly $500,000 worth of goods.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 12, 2019 at 06:12 PM | 197 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Jennifer Lopez Surprised Alex Rodriguez With A Birthday Cake, But He Didn’t Eat It

Alex Rodriguez was in his usual spot in the Sunday Night Baseball booth for Yankees-Red Sox when he was surprised by fiancée Jennifer Lopez and his two daughters. Saturday was his 44th birthday, and they had brought him a cake. The baked good itself was ... understated.

Perhaps A-Rod had been all caked out from earlier in the weekend. During her concert on Friday, J-Lo had brought out a big-ass fancy cake, with Rodriguez’s first name spelled out in crystals, and had everyone sing “Happy Birthday” to him. The big-ass fancy cake made a second appearance at an afterparty, this time with sparklers. It would’ve been tough for ESPN’s production crew to compete with that custom dessert, but the sheet cake they got for his on-air surprise didn’t even have his name on it. It seems that someone made a last-minute run to Market Basket.

As told from the chain of tweets from baseball writers who were at Sunday’s game, Rodriguez didn’t actually eat any of the nameless cake. Some scavenging reporters picked at it, however. That’s one of the perks of this business—sometimes, you get to eat some food a famous person didn’t deem fit to put in their body. The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham saw it when it was untouched

Should we have told her that he would prefer a few carrots and a lump of sugar?

 

 

QLE Posted: July 30, 2019 at 04:41 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, cake, food, sadness

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Transformation of Alex Rodriguez (SI)

This January, Rodriguez spent two weeks as a guest speaker in lecturer Allison Kluger’s class on strategic pivoting and reputation management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. “From crisis comes a decisive moment,” says Kluger. “You can make the moment work for you, or you can crawl into a hole and wait for something else to come. Alex didn’t wait.”

Rodriguez did SoulCycle with the class’s 25 students, and ordered them all a Chipotle dinner (although, as a health nut, he didn’t himself eat a burrito). The highlight of the course, most agreed, was when he narrated his own crisis, though he didn’t get into exactly what substances he ingested or injected, or when or why; he’s never done that, publicly. Even so, all 25 course evaluations offered raves. “Alex’s superpower is his storytelling,” wrote one student. “He was able to engage and connect with every student.”

 


Friday, March 29, 2019

“Screwball” Documents the Absurdity of A-Rod’s Role in Biogenesis Through the Backdrop of Miami

Screwball understands that the story it’s telling is a farce. (It’s not called “Screwball” for nothing.) The Biogenesis steroid scandal was one of the biggest in baseball history and took down one of the game’s greatest stars in Alex Rodriguez, but it reads like an Elmore Leonard novel populated exclusively with morons, or like a Coen brothers movie rewritten by the Farrelly brothers with a dash of Harmony Korine. So smartly, the documentary treats the sordid affair like the comedy it is—a saga with huge consequences, and yet one that started over a measly $4,000 debt. The result is an exhaustive yet fun retelling of the strange, stupid peak of MLB’s PED frenzy, and one well handled by producer and director Billy Corben, who is no stranger to shining a light on Miami’s shadiest nonsense. The film is out Friday in theatres and will be released on VOD on April 5….

The connection between Bosch and Rodriguez yields some of Screwball’s best material. Bosch recounts that, in their first meeting, A-Rod—despite Ramirez having been busted and suspended in 2009 (in true Manny fashion, he mistakenly took a dose on the wrong day)—immediately tells him, “I want what Manny was taking.” His connection with Rodriguez was his most profitable, and like a low-rent Scarface, Bosch rode that success to financial windfall. He also got a window into the high-octane weirdness that is A-Rod, like the Yankees third baseman’s all-white Manhattan apartment (including the floors), or the time he drew the three-time MVP’s blood in the bathroom of a Miami nightclub, only to lose the vial while partying that night.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2019 at 03:56 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, biogenesis, documentaries, peds

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez Get Engaged

Count da ringz.

Alex Rodriguez finally put a ring on it and proposed to Jennifer Lopez.

Rodriguez announced the news on Twitter on Saturday night with a picture of a giant diamond on Lopez’s finger. He simply captioned the photo with “She said yes.”...

The pop star and three-time American League MVP have been dating for around two years and recently attended the 91st Academy Awards together in late February.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 10, 2019 at 07:32 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez

 

 

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