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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NYPOST: A-Rod hits on female fans during ALCS game against Tigers

Ballplayers still do stuff like this? Jim Bouton will be shocked.

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.”

Edit: Reposted to fix commenting. Jim

Jim Furtado Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:00 PM | 86 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alex rodriguez, dating, yankees

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   1. Jim Furtado Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4272518)
Comments working.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4272519)
This.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:04 PM (#4272521)
   4. PreservedFish Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:04 PM (#4272522)
I think I like this. What's he supposed to be doing, focusing his brain waves toward the diamond?
   5. thetailor Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4272526)
Please be true. Please be true. Please be true.
   6. The District Attorney Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4272527)
Please be true. Please be true. Please be true.
Nah, I call shenanigans on this.
   7. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4272533)
Something, something, something, gift basket.
   8. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4272534)
Dammit, #3 got me.
   9. AROM Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4272536)
“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.”

What does ... mean? Did she give him a number or tell him to get serious about baseball? Probably depends on what hand she used to write the note. If she's a lefty, A-Rod scores. If she's a righty, that's just one more strikeout for A-Rod.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:14 PM (#4272539)
What do you think Ms. Albright's response would have been if she had indeed been one of the girls?
   11. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:15 PM (#4272543)
I don't see this as a bad thing, maybe the man needs to get some tail. Worked for Tiger Woods.
   12. zonk Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:16 PM (#4272546)
What the story doesn't say is that the girl wrote back: Sorry, Roddy - Derek's already sitting with us... He just went to get nachos.
   13. Dale Sams Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:17 PM (#4272547)
Now my "Arod still does that voodoo that he still do so well" comment is no longer relevent.
   14. Gazizza, my Dilznoofuses! Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:17 PM (#4272548)
I bet he won't hit that either.
   15. zonk Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:18 PM (#4272550)
What do you think Ms. Albright's response would have been if she had indeed been one of the girls?


I think Futurama already made that clear...
   16. ??'s Biggest Fan! Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:22 PM (#4272551)
I bet he won't hit that either.

Awesome!
   17. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:22 PM (#4272552)
The picture in [3] is no less manly than some of the other women in ARod's past!
   18. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:23 PM (#4272553)
A-Rod being A-Rod.
   19. Traderdave Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:24 PM (#4272554)
.
   20. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:36 PM (#4272575)
The slumps. Booing. Pressure. Injuries. What a job. I feel so bad for these guys.
   21. OsunaSakata Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4272578)
I remember seeing him trying to hit on some girls in Camden Yards from some distance while he was still with Texas. It's not as if A-Rod is the only ballplayer on the prowl. He's just really obvious that even a slightly observant person will notice it.
   22. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 16, 2012 at 02:52 PM (#4272599)
This is the first time this sort of thing has happened in the history of baseball. I'm so glad someone thought to alert the press.
   23. Scott Ross Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:08 PM (#4272622)
Show of hands: who's never hit on someone while at work?
   24. Swedish Chef Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:11 PM (#4272626)
It's not as if A-Rod is the only ballplayer on the prowl. He's just really obvious that even a slightly observant person will notice it.

It's hard to neigh quietly.
   25. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4272629)
[24] Do we really know if Centaurs neigh? I always figured them to be more like Mr. Ed.
   26. UCCF Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4272632)
At least someone in the Yankee lineup was trying to score.
   27. Dangerous Dean Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4272635)
I get that there is a lot of downtime in baseball. But if you can't be serious enough to root for us (instead of looking to root with a chick) for a couple of hours, then WHY THE HELL ARE WE PAYING you?!?!?

I know he isn't the only one to do it. But still, it's not like he's got this baseball thing down right now. If this were Babe Ruth in 1927, I would think "What the hell, baseball is no challenge, let him do what keeps him happy".

It isn't so much classless as irresponsible and a clear lack of priorities.
   28. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4272636)
I swear that when I heard this story on the radio, they said it was Jeter that was doing this, not A Rod. DPatrick show.
   29. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:21 PM (#4272642)
Do we really know if Centaurs neigh?


Why would a centaur neigh? It would have a 16" ####, but it would talk just like you and I. A minotaur would moo though.
   30. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:22 PM (#4272644)
Wouldn't Centaurs have human vocal chords and thus be able to talk like any human being?
   31. Swoboda is freedom Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:23 PM (#4272645)
I swear that when I heard this story on the radio, they said it was Jeter that was doing this, not A Rod. DPatrick show.

If it was Jeter, everyone would have said it was clutch.
   32. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4272648)

At least someone in the Yankee lineup was trying to score.


UCCF is back! And with a Primey-worthy post!
   33. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:28 PM (#4272651)
I'm not sure whether my centaur comment would have been the first one since commenting was broke.

I would dearly like to see Arod launch three tonight just for the slumpbuster lulz.
   34. spycake Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:29 PM (#4272653)
What the story doesn't say is that the girl wrote back: Sorry, Roddy - Derek's already sitting with us... He just went to get nachos.


I thought Jeter preferred tacos?
   35. Dale Sams Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4272657)
Do we really know if Centaurs neigh? I always figured them to be more like Mr. Ed.


In that same vein...what the hell is sexy about a mermaid?? Do you have any idea what they would smell like?

(Backs slowly away from the tee)
   36. billyshears Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4272659)
One the one hand, I want to be cool and say that this is no big deal. On the other hand, it's probably not all that hard for Alex Rodriguez to get chicks, so maybe he could just limit himself to trying to score only during EVERY OTHER MOMENT OF HIS ####### LIFE. Seriously, I'm even fine with him trying to score during regular season games. But, I mean, it's the playoffs. Have some respect for your craft.
   37. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:35 PM (#4272661)
Show of hands: who's never hit on someone while at work?


I've never hit on someone. But I was hit on but a hot nympho, over a period of weeks, and stupidly chose to stay faithful to my girlfriend who ended up cheating on me a few months later....... oh to have my time back.
   38. smileyy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4272666)
[9] With ARod's declining power, he probably just ended up making out with the lefty, instead of hitting a home run.
   39. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4272671)
Isn't this what half of the guys in the bullpen do all the time? Try and spot attractive peoples and make sweet, sweet relations with them?
   40. puck Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4272672)
so maybe he could just limit himself to trying to score only during EVERY OTHER MOMENT OF HIS ####### LIFE. Seriously, I'm even fine with him trying to score during regular season games. But, I mean, it's the playoffs. Have some respect for your craft.

He's not used to people being in those seats.
   41. The Good Face Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4272681)
One the one hand, I want to be cool and say that this is no big deal. On the other hand, it's probably not all that hard for Alex Rodriguez to get chicks, so maybe he could just limit himself to trying to score only during EVERY OTHER MOMENT OF HIS ####### LIFE. Seriously, I'm even fine with him trying to score during regular season games. But, I mean, it's the playoffs. Have some respect for your craft.


This makes no sense to me. His craft is to play baseball and as far as I know, there's no evidence that hitting on chicks at the ballpark is interfering with his ability to play baseball. A-Rod has always taken his conditioning and practice seriously, and plays hard during games; not really sure what else we should expect him to do to "respect his craft".
   42. bunyon Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4272683)
I get that there is a lot of downtime in baseball. But if you can't be serious enough to root for us (instead of looking to root with a chick) for a couple of hours, then WHY THE HELL ARE WE PAYING you?!?!?

I know he isn't the only one to do it. But still, it's not like he's got this baseball thing down right now. If this were Babe Ruth in 1927, I would think "What the hell, baseball is no challenge, let him do what keeps him happy".

It isn't so much classless as irresponsible and a clear lack of priorities.


Have you played baseball? It is literally impossible to focus ALL THE TIME on the game. It's a slow sport played at a slow pace. I don't think signing a ball and tossing it in the stands is going to kill anyone's ability to play the game.
   43. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:58 PM (#4272686)
I guess he's no longer dating Cameron Diaz
   44. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4272690)
Show of hands: who's never hit on someone while at work?
I'm living the flip-side of that: Gold Wife and I started as a workplace hookup.

Remember, it's not harassment as long as the attraction is mutual.
   45. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:03 PM (#4272691)
There was a large outing with several families at a ST game a few years ago, where one friend's 14 year old daughter got a baseball from the dugout with a phone number on it.

All I'm saying is: be careful, guys.
   46. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:04 PM (#4272694)
Remember, it's not harassment as long as the attraction is mutual.

The problem is that if that's true, in my case it's always harassment...
   47. just plain joe Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:07 PM (#4272697)
I'm living the flip-side of that: Gold Wife and I started as a workplace hookup.

Remember, it's not harassment as long as the attraction is mutual.


I'm glad that worked out for you. I have always believed that it is dangerous to fish off the company pier. Relationships need some space in order to remain worthwhile.
   48. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:07 PM (#4272699)
Allow me to acknowledge [35].
   49. JJ1986 Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4272700)
I've definitely hit on people while I was working, but not anyone I worked with.
   50. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:10 PM (#4272701)
Relationships need some space in order to remain worthwhile.
It helped that I transferred out of state not long afterward. We didn't start the relationship until nearly three years later.
   51. Swoboda is freedom Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4272703)
Remember, it's not harassment as long as the attraction is mutual.

As long as you are attractive
   52. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:33 PM (#4272730)
Of the, let's see, five major relationships I've been in, all but one were with co-workers. The lone exception was my future first wife; we were both college students.

Only one of those helped precipitate my eventual dismissal from my place of employment, so probably I'm ahead of the game.
   53. PreservedFish Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:33 PM (#4272731)
My job doesn't have frequent forced downtime where you cannot accomplish anything productive at all.
   54. UCCF Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4272756)
Remember, it's not harassment as long as the attraction is mutual.

I've worked places where all relationships between co-workers are verboten (unless they were together prior to starting work there), whether mutual or not.

But yes, I have both hit on and been hit upon at work. Depending on how much you're working, it may be your best option to meet someone.
   55. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:05 PM (#4272780)
I have something of a work spouse with whom I've gotten to know pretty well over the last two years. I'm single, but she has a boyfriend. And boy is it obvious he doesn't like me.
   56. McCoy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:15 PM (#4272790)
Pokes you in the back in the dark, does he?
   57. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:20 PM (#4272793)
{dumb joke deleted}
   58. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:20 PM (#4272794)
Never dated anyone at work, never been tempted to, but then again my workplace only has slightly more women than an MLB team. My boss did meet his wife here, although she hasn't worked here in 15 years.
   59. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4272804)
Man - I had a great centaur comment all dialed in. I tried to post it three times and gave up figuring a) I should go teach, and b) it's gonna show up in triplicat in an hour.

Bummer.

Also: "The girls had already caught two balls"? Amazing.

   60. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4272810)
Edit: Reposted to fix commenting. Jim

So you're not pulling an MGL?
   61. Misirlou is on hiding to nowhere Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4272818)
I'm living the flip-side of that: Gold Wife and I started as a workplace hookup.


Second that. Going on 25 years now.
   62. Misirlou is on hiding to nowhere Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:44 PM (#4272821)
It helped that I transferred out of state not long afterward. We didn't start the relationship until nearly three years later.


Sort of second that as well. 6 months after the initial hook up, we were living on different continents.
   63. bunyon Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4272823)
6 months after the initial hook up, we were living on different continents.

My wife tried to get away, too, but I caught her.
   64. Misirlou is on hiding to nowhere Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4272830)
My wife tried to get away, too, but I caught her.


Mine got away to Germany, while I got to enjoy the dry windy part of Oklahoma.
   65. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 05:59 PM (#4272837)
{dumb joke deleted}


This sort of thing threatens the very existence of BTF ... nay, the entire internet.
   66. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: October 16, 2012 at 06:14 PM (#4272861)
The problem is that if that's true, in my case it's always harassment...

Well, come on now, would you expect differently?
   67. Dan Evensen Posted: October 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4272884)
{dumb joke deleted}

We should go back to pre-registration Primer for this thread. Think of the dumb joke potential!
   68. rlc Posted: October 16, 2012 at 07:00 PM (#4272908)
We should go back to pre-registration Primer for this thread. Think of the dumb joke potential!


Won't somebody please think of the childishness?
   69. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 07:07 PM (#4272918)
In that same vein...what the hell is sexy about a mermaid??


Symbolically, mermaids are usually a placeholder for the mother figure, since they have breasts for nursing but no obvious genitalia.
   70. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: October 16, 2012 at 07:13 PM (#4272925)
[Mermaids] have breasts for nursing but no obvious genitalia.

They gotta have something down there.

T-Pain f###ed one.
   71. RickG Posted: October 16, 2012 at 07:29 PM (#4272954)
The newswire we get at work had to issue a correction to its initial story on this. Here's the notification at the top of said story:

[[ corrects position of the women, number of balls retrieved ]]
   72. zonk Posted: October 16, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4272975)
I'm living the flip-side of that: Gold Wife and I started as a workplace hookup.

Remember, it's not harassment as long as the attraction is mutual.


Maybe not textbook, but boy can things get ugly pretty damn fast...

I had a stormy year and half (on and off) that started as a workplace hookup. We were the same age and we were in exactly the same role, so there was no reporting relationship or anything like that... but near the end, I was seriously worried I'd be called down to HR at any moment because the final "off"/end got terribly nasty (to the point that she was threatening to go to HR even if it got both of us shitcanned).

I suppose I could say that one night after a happy hour, when she suggested we check out the boss' desk, is something I'm glad I experienced in a wild and crazy youthful indiscretion sort of way.... but I have not since and don't think I ever would again dip into the company well.

At least, not without being sure I was ready to leave the company or she was worth the possibility of that.
   73. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 16, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4272977)
And yet no one mentioned(or I missed it, or it so obvious it's inane, but I'll post it anyway) that the line under the headline should be:

A-rod takes another opportunity to strike out

on second thought it's too obvious to be funny. But since work is slow, I posted it anyway.
   74. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: October 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4273629)
How much more do the Yankees owe him?
   75. DFA Posted: October 17, 2012 at 12:18 AM (#4273651)
I suppose he's not really a thinking man's player, eh? I mean, is it unreasonable to think he should be mentally preparing to enter the game as a PH or something? I know I know, I'm not cool...
   76. Booey Posted: October 17, 2012 at 12:35 AM (#4273666)
Show of hands: who's never hit on someone while at work?


I almost said no, but then I remembered that my ex wife and my current fiance both started out as workplace hookups. So...yeah...

In that same vein...what the hell is sexy about a mermaid??


Boobs. Duh.

   77. phredbird Posted: October 17, 2012 at 12:50 AM (#4273677)
my one major workplace hookup was a bad idea, but we are still friends so i guess it can't be too bad.

wait ... i've had two others that were also really bad ideas.

ok, nevermind.
   78. Howie Menckel Posted: October 17, 2012 at 12:59 AM (#4273682)

closer to no than maybe anyone in my field
and no for 20 years now

but never is a high, or low, bar
   79. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: October 17, 2012 at 01:16 AM (#4273692)
As long as you are not the boss, hump away its worth it.
   80. ASmitty Posted: October 17, 2012 at 01:23 AM (#4273695)
I'm glad the headline identified them as females.
   81. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 17, 2012 at 01:34 AM (#4273701)
This sort of thing threatens the very existence of BTF ... nay, the entire internet.


It was actually a creative and witty joke in theory, but I just couldn't come up with the right words. And so the one I did come up with was stupid.
   82. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: October 17, 2012 at 10:20 AM (#4273829)
My wife and I were already together at the time my career started, so there's been no real opportunity for work hook-ups.

That said, given some of the stories of bad breakups, I'd be scared shitless to grope the company fruit, as it were.
   83. stanmvp48 Posted: October 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM (#4273873)
There is got to be a pun on the name A Rod.
   84. Swedish Chef Posted: October 17, 2012 at 11:09 AM (#4273902)
There should be a clubhouse rule, no hitting on girls in the stands unless you're hitting the ball. It gives both the struggling players an incentive to do well and the ones carrying the team a just reward, while not succumbing to moralism.
   85. The District Attorney Posted: October 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM (#4273979)
I guess it is accurate; here's one of the women.
   86. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: October 17, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4274123)
I was once fired on the "rumor" that I was stalking someone. And it wasn't even true.

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