Burning the book is one thing, burning the House That Ruth Built is another altogether!
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and best-selling author tells us that his biography of the future Hall of Famer, tentatively titled “The Importance of Being Alex: A Life With the Yankees,” has been “shelved for the time being.”
The book, which will highlight Rodriguez’s historical feats on the field and his headline-generating behavior off of it, was scheduled to hit stores in April 2014 when we first told you about the project last August.
Cramer, whose works have included eye-opening, deeply researched looks into the lives of Yankee great Joe DiMaggio and Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams, is famous for taking his time and described the A-Rod project as “in abeyance.”
That should be music to Rodriguez’s ears. As one of sports most polarizing figures, A-Rod, who is signed to the Bronx Bombers through the 2017 season, might not have to deal with any backlash from the book until after retirement.
...Whether A-Rod will still grant access once Cramer returns to the project remains to be seen.
“As far as I know, we didn’t part with any acrimony,” the 61-year-old Cramer noted, though he added: “I haven’t talked to (Rodriguez) lately.”
Posted: June 05, 2012 at 02:33 PM | 12 comment(s)
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