• A-Rod’s Wife’s Obscene Message

    Posted by on July 2nd, 2007 · Comments (35)

    From the Post -

    Oh, no, she didn’t!

    Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez’s long-suffering wife, Cynthia, may have finally flipped her pretty lid yesterday when she went to a game in The Bronx wearing a tight-fitting, white tank top bearing a foul message on the back: “F- – - you.”

    The obscene phrase was plainly visible to thousands of fans – including plenty of kids – as she, her 2-year-old daughter, Natasha, and an older woman took their seats in the players’ family section of the House that Ruth Built.

    “[One] father, was so embarrassed, he got up and left and took his son,” who appeared to be about 10 years old, a fan said.

    “I mean this kid was right in back of Cynthia – his nose must have been about 4 inches away from the words ‘F- – - you.’ ”

    Cynthia’s F-word faux pas also may have violated Yankee Stadium policy.

    The team’s policy prohibits any banners or signs that are not in “good taste” and also warns that security guards will eject any guests “using foul language” or “making obscene gestures.”

    Still, when some fans let nearby security know about Cynthia’s four-letter garment yesterday, nothing was done.

    “It was noted by police and security,” one fan said. “They were aware of it. I guess they didn’t know what to do. I guess you don’t kick A-Rod’s wife out of the game.”

    It’s not clear who the target was of Cynthia’s F-bomb: Yankee fans, management, the media – or even perhaps her wandering husband.

    MrsRod.jpg

    Classy lady. She can probably do some major damage to the chrome on a trailer hitch. Just what this Yankees season needs: Their own version of Anna Benson.

    Will somebody wake me up when September ends?

    Comments on A-Rod’s Wife’s Obscene Message

    1. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 9:46 am

      “It is a tale
      Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
      Signifying nothing.” – Macbeth

      So she wore a shirt that had an obscene phrase. BFD.

      People are way too uptight nowadays.

    2. Nick from Washington Heights
      July 2nd, 2007 | 9:53 am

      Not that I can tell from the pic, but isn’t that an FCUK shirt? It’s a brand that stands for French Connection United Kingdom.

    3. James
      July 2nd, 2007 | 9:55 am

      Wow, Steve, I’m surprised that you didn’t use it as a chance to show how A-Rod is in fact opting out.

      You know – his wife saying what she wishes he would. Shoot, the rags only tried to break up their marriage after he showed they couldn’t get to him on the field.

      And front page treatment – wow!

    4. July 2nd, 2007 | 10:03 am

      ~~~People are way too uptight nowadays.~~~

      Bull. You sit behind that, with your 7-year old kid, and then have to deal with explaining to them why the lady in front of them is wearing that on their shirt. You don’t expect to have to add that to your “to do” list when you’re going to a baseball game – where you’ve paid $100 a seat to be in nice view of the field.

      If she has an issue, then, fine, face those directly with the issue and get your message out. But, don’t subject other families and their small children to obscene language.

      If I’m at the game with my 3- and 5-year old, and some slob in front of me keeps dropping f-bombs, I’m going to do something about it. It’s called having respect for other people’s space. Mrs. A-Rod is showing no respect for other people here.

      And, I don’t care if that shirt is a brand name. Fine, wear it to the nightclub then – not to a ballpark filled with children under the age of 13. That’s just thoughtless.

    5. Nick from Washington Heights
      July 2nd, 2007 | 10:08 am

      okay, it’s thoughtless I agree, but is it really on the level of an Anna Benson?

      And if it’s indeed thoughtless, doesn’t it take away the idea that she was sending a message to anyone?

    6. rbj
      July 2nd, 2007 | 10:17 am

      It’s utterly stupid. She has to know better — if she were 21 and just married and introduced to the concept of being the wife of a star NY Yankee player I could understand the ignorance. But she isn’t. Maybe she just wanted to tell the media to F’ off, which I agree with; but you cannot do that in a way that basically tells all the fans (who plunk down their hard earned $ to pay to watch your hubby play) to F’ off too.

    7. Garcia
      July 2nd, 2007 | 10:28 am

      If it truly is a shirt that says “FUCK YOU”, then I have to agree with the backlash. What stupid person wears a shirt that says THAT out in public? We shouldn’t be apologist for this woman if that’s the case. She’s dumber than Anna Benson, and not as hot.

      However, as Nick pointed out, if it is a FCUK shirt and the Post blurred that out, especially when you see those shirts all over the NYC and they are considered fashionable and the Post is making a story out of nothing, then they should be taken to task for their piss poor job.

      More to come, I’m sure…..let’s see the real shirt.

    8. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 10:31 am

      Bull. You sit behind that, with your 7-year old kid, and then have to deal with explaining to them why the lady in front of them is wearing that on their shirt. You don’t expect to have to add that to your “to do” list when you’re going to a baseball game – where you’ve paid $100 a seat to be in nice view of the field.
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      Then explain it to the kid. If you could explain 9/11, the infatuation with Anna Nicole & Paris Hilton, Clinton getting it on with an intern and the subsequent brouhaha, Iraq, a popular professional wrestler murdering his wife and kid then commiting suicide, etc, etc, etc, etc. then I think a parent can handle explaining the word “fuck” to them. I would hope they would.

      They have to grow up sometime, and if they don’t hear it from you, they’ll hear it from someone else. If they haven’t heard it already.

    9. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 10:34 am

      Mother: All right. Now, are you ready to tell me where you heard that word?
      Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master. But, I chickened out and said the first name that came to mind.
      Ralphie: Schwartz!

      “A Christmas Story” :)

    10. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 10:38 am

      The FCUK shirts I’ve seen don’t have “you” written after it. Also, I don’t think the crowd would’ve reacted as they did if it were a FCUK shirt, though it wouldn’t suprise me if that were the case; remember the flap when David Howard was let go for using the word “niggardly?”

    11. July 2nd, 2007 | 10:44 am

      ~~~Then explain it to the kid. If you could explain 9/11, the infatuation with Anna Nicole & Paris Hilton, Clinton getting it on with an intern and the subsequent brouhaha, Iraq, a popular professional wrestler murdering his wife and kid then commiting suicide, etc, etc, etc, etc. then I think a parent can handle explaining the word “fuck” to them. I would hope they would.~~~

      My kids don’t see Paris, Clinton, the murde suicides, etc. They’re too young for that – so, I make sure they don’t travel in circles where it’s shown, spoken, etc. Therefore, I don’t have to explain it to my kids under the age of six.

      But, I do take my kids to baseball games. And, I go there not expecting them to have the word “F*ck” spelled out, six inches from their face, for three hours.

      It’s a huge difference Raf.

      You should not have to explain the word “F*ck” to your 5 year old when you’re at a baseball game because the woman in front of you has it on her shirt.

      That’s why the Yankees have a policy on attire like that. It’s called common decency.

    12. July 2nd, 2007 | 10:46 am

      I, for one, am glad The Post thought this was front page news (or even news for that matter) the same day that England arrested five suspects following two aborted terrorist attacks and one semi-successful car bombing.

      But, hey, someone at Yankee Stadium wore an obscene shirt. They’ve got their priorities straight and this is just adding to a non-story.

    13. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 11:02 am

      My kids don’t see Paris, Clinton, the murde suicides, etc. They’re too young for that – so, I make sure they don’t travel in circles where it’s shown, spoken, etc. Therefore, I don’t have to explain it to my kids under the age of six.
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      And having been around more kids than I care to admit, I know enough that had no one made a big deal of the shirt, they wouldn’t have paid it any mind. Maybe they read the shirt, if they notice it at all, then go back to whatever it was they were doing

      It really isn’t a big deal.

    14. baileywalk
      July 2nd, 2007 | 11:27 am

      Classy lady. She can probably do some major damage to the chrome on a trailer hitch.
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      Okay, Steve, I get why you’re upset. As a parent, you don’t want your kids subjected to this type of stuff — nor do you want to have to try to explain what it means to them. I get that. But, ummm, why does your outrage at Mrs. Rodriguez lead you to make a reference about her performing oral sex?

      Classy guy! Your moral outrage over the phrase on her T-shirt got you so hysterical that you were forced to tell the world that A-Rod’s wife sure can… well, you know.

      You want someone saying that about YOUR wife?

      Aren’t you being a complete hypocrite?

    15. July 2nd, 2007 | 11:31 am

      ~~~It really isn’t a big deal.~~~

      What if the shirt said “Suck my c*ck” and it was worn by a man? Would it be no big deal then? Or, what if it said “Kiss my c*nt” instead (and worn by a gal), would it be no big deal then? Where’s the line for what you expect to see at a ballpark?

      For the record, I’ve been to 5 games with my kids since Mother’s Day this year. One at Yankee Stadium, two in Somerset, one on Staten Island, and, one in Lakewood. The crowds at these games range from 3,000 to 55,000. At the smaller games, you hear everything – since the parks are small. At the larger games, you hear more different things – because there are more people.

      And, also for the record, in the some 40 innings of baseball that we saw at these parks, I did not hear or see the work “F*ck” once. Not once! And, that’s the way it should be at a family event.

    16. July 2nd, 2007 | 11:35 am

      ~~~Aren’t you being a complete hypocrite?~~~

      All the words that I used are fit to be print and are words that are cryptic enough to be way over a kid’s head.

    17. July 2nd, 2007 | 11:40 am

      By the way, Raf, “F*ck you!”

      I only say it because “It really isn’t a big deal.”

      [I don't mean to say that to you - I'm just trying to prove a point.]

    18. Garcia
      July 2nd, 2007 | 11:47 am

      ~~~Or, what if it said “Kiss my c*nt” instead (and worn by a gal), would it be no big deal then?~~~

      Maybe I’m in the minority, but if a girl wore a shirt that said that and she had the looks to go with the shirt, then I can’t be a hypocrite and act like I’d be too pissed. I might actually want to do such an act.

      That said, if she wore a shirt that said “I WANT TO F*** EVERY MALE YANKEE FAN” then I might think it’s classy, but I will not allow anyone to say “F**K YOU” to me, that’s just wrong and my mom raised me with some dignity.

      So yes, there’s some double standard, and yes she shouldn’t wear that shirt, and yes I was saying a lot of that in “jest” but I do like Steve’s idea for a shirt.

      Steve, can you create a WasWatching shirt that says that? I bet it’ll sell like hotcakes.

    19. baileywalk
      July 2nd, 2007 | 11:52 am

      All the words that I used are fit to be print and are words that are cryptic enough to be way over a kid’s head.

    20. Tarnished
      July 2nd, 2007 | 11:53 am

      I have been to at least five Yankee games alone this season where I have read and heard much worse. And no that does not excuse her if that is indeed what her tank says.

      And Steve — you are being hypocritical. Your words are not as cryptic as you think. And if you think your kids have not heard that phrase yet and they have begun school in NY/NJ? That would be fantastic indeed.

      And I have seen tons of FCUK YOU shirts. Everywhere.

    21. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 11:54 am

      It wouldn’t have been a big deal if any of the shirts you mentioned were being worn. Kids will key off your reaction. And those who know that it’s a bad word will giggle, or simply respond “oooooooooooo, that lady is wearing a shirt with a bad word on it.”

      I expect to see anything and everything at the park, no matter where I sit. You can’t put expectations on human behavior.

      I’ve been to games from the sandlot level to MLB. I’ve sat everywhere except in a luxury box. I’ve brought along kids from 5-15. Sometimes we heard and saw things, sometimes we didn’t. The times we heard and saw “bad things” we ignored it. A few times the kids didn’t notice anything at all; they’re too busy tending to their popcorn, cotton candy, foam finger, etc, etc, etc. Or too busy begging me to buy the aforementioned items. Or, if it were towards the end of their day, they were too tired to notice.

      It really isn’t a big deal.

    22. July 2nd, 2007 | 11:54 am

      ~~~Steve, can you create a WasWatching shirt that says that? I bet it’ll sell like hotcakes. ~~~

      So, *that’s* what it takes to sell shirts! Explains the surplus on the current WW items in stock.

    23. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 11:57 am

      By the way, Raf, “F*ck you!”

      I only say it because “It really isn’t a big deal.”

      [I don't mean to say that to you - I'm just trying to prove a point.]
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      And I’d ignore you, because I know you’re saying that, trying to get some sort of reaction out of me.

      Set your bait somewhere else, fisherman :)

    24. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 12:01 pm

      Where are the words “She can probably do some major damage to the chrome on a trailer hitch” fit to print?
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      Have you SEEN Mrs. Rodriguez try to hook a trailer to her vehicle?

      There is some accuracy to Steve’s statement :)

    25. July 2nd, 2007 | 12:02 pm

      ~~~It’s misogynistic and offensive to women.~~~

      What? You saying that guys can take the chrome off too? Where is it written that only applies to women?

      Gosh, this is going in a direct that’s bad. I’m done on the topic. Discuss among yourselves. I’ve advanced my point as far as I would like. You may disagree – that’s fine with me.

    26. James
      July 2nd, 2007 | 12:04 pm

      Meanwhile, still no analysis, Steve, on why she would wear such a shirt?

      I’m shocked. Shocked, I say.

      If she wanted to say that to the press, there are much better ways.

      No, that’s a statement aimed much more broadly. It was nice watching you A-Rod.

    27. Andy
      July 2nd, 2007 | 12:10 pm

      That shirt is almost certainly an FCUK shirt. Still not appropriate – for those who don’t know (50%+) the message is the same as if the C and U were reversed.

    28. Jen
      July 2nd, 2007 | 12:23 pm

      //What? You saying that guys can take the chrome off too? Where is it written that only applies to women?//

      It’s misogynistic and offensive to women Steve because you were referring to a woman. You made a totally unfounded comment based solely on a shirt that she was wearing. I found it to be out of line and offensive.

      I spend most of my internet time on sports sites. And in doing so I have wade through quite a bit of sexist comments and such. Most of it I can ignore because they are petty things that I really shouldn’t let bother me quite so much. But you went too far Steve.

    29. July 2nd, 2007 | 12:32 pm

      Thanks Jen. I apologize to any and all who I may have offended. That was not my intent – when I made the statement. Basically, I wanted to share that I thought she was dressed like a slut. Sorry if I was off target with that one.

    30. James
      July 2nd, 2007 | 12:39 pm

      Still not going to take the bait?

      How about a slut that loves NY and the Yankees (as A-Rod has made us well-aware of)?

    31. dereksTeam
      July 2nd, 2007 | 12:43 pm

      Well thanks to baileywalk for explaining the trailer hitch remark and I will second his charge of hypocrisy.

      I’m reminded of Deniro playing Capone in the Untouchables when Ness says to him “Yeah! Come on, you guinea son of a bitch!” and he replies “What? You talk to me like that in front of my son? Fuck you and your family! ”

      Your defense that all the words are OK and a 7 year old (as well as the occasional 60 year old) wouldn’t understand is a little lame.

      You want a Yankee who leads a good Christian life, try Andy Phillips. People who lead the lives the sort Arod and his wife do, are under incredible pressure and become distorted. It’s more sad than anything else. He has a great gift but probably should be playing for Milwaukee. I wouldn’t waste any sense of outrage over anything he or his wife does.

      But expressing your outrage as a Father while making hooker blow job analogies, however vague, is right up there with the DeNiro line. Yeah, you are done on the topic.

    32. James
      July 2nd, 2007 | 12:53 pm

      derek -

      Do’t forget that the media does a nice job of distorting things too – especially when it’s convenient for sales. Who’s to say what the “real” A-Rod family is like? We’ll never know.

    33. Tarnished
      July 2nd, 2007 | 1:33 pm

      dereksTeam -

      AROD should probably be playing for Milwaukee? What?

      Are you dipping back into the asinine psychobabble? I am not getting your point there at all.

    34. dereksTeam
      July 2nd, 2007 | 6:34 pm

      tarnished:

      the point was that arod, new york, 250 million bucks, etc. etc. that as a human being he would be better off on a small market team, out of the limelight, making less money and having less gifts as a player. poorly expressed, my bad.

      some gifted players can deal with it, others can’t. don’t you find it amazing that barry bonds withstands the kind of pressure he does without totally losing it, mooning the fans, whatever? I do.

      The other day Michael Kay made the point that the biggest house on broadway was only a few thousand and there they don’t boo you or scream obscenties at you when you’re on stage (well usually not)

      These are flawed people and part of it is the stress they live under. If the best you can do with all that money is hang out at strip clubs and date body builder babes or show up at a family venue with fuck you written on a t-shirt, well the best I can hope for is that you take that shit to milwaukee, for lack of a better place. I know they’re just ballplayers but some ballplayers are inspiring on AND off the field.

      what’s the real arod family? Hey, I don’t know. All I see is what I read in the paper. You can’t dismiss it all; but it’s a hell of a lot different from Andy Phillips life and his family (last thing I heard his wife, after recovering from cancer, is volunteering at some missionary camp in belize; he was having trouble contacting her to tell her he had been called up).

      We get gifts from God and they demand a response from us. I’m always a little saddened when the response falls short.

      When I hear a story about someone I like, say Bill Murray, and it shows that he is exactly the sort of person I had imagined he would be, it’s uplifting. I guess that’s all I’m saying here. Asinine psychobabble? How kind of you to hazard a guess…

    35. Raf
      July 2nd, 2007 | 7:28 pm

      Bonds is a different case, as he has shown that he really doesn’t care what the fans think. Regarding Rodriguez, something you didn’t hear much of in the news last year…

      Alex Rodriguez 2006 (BA-OBP-SLG)

      Home: .311 .398 .572
      Road: .270 .386 .474

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