A-Rod may have made one too many errors — in his marriage, that is.
While Rodriguez deals with accusations that he’s been cavorting with Madonna, now comes the news out of left field that his wife Cynthia has fled to Paris for a romantic fling with rocker Lenny Kravitz.
According to reports, Cynthia left her two children, the youngest just 3½ months old, back at their Miami home before flying to Paris.
The wild rumor, first reported by perezhilton.com Wednesday, is particularly odd because Madonna and Kravitz used to be an item. The two go back to 1990, the year they first became an item and wrote Madonna’s hit “Justify My Love” together.
Hey, look, this stuff comes with the territory. Go read “The Big Bam.” As great as Babe Ruth was on the field, the Yankees had to deal with all the off-the-field stuff that came with the Bambino too. This is what happens with the biggest star, highest paid player, etc. – especially when he’s a bit of a “playa.”
Still, it’s terrible timing on all this. If the Red Sox coming to town isn’t reason enough for ESPN (and the like) to be all over the Yankees like hair on soap, this just makes it worse. Sure, A-Rod’s been down this road before – with the Joslyn Morse thing, his wife’s choice of T-shirts, and the second Canseco book – and has been able to “no comment” his way out of it. But, this time might be different.
And, there’s a difference between the days of Ruth and now. The media protected players, to an extent, back then on affairs and stuff…heck, the media almost agreed in 1973 to not bring up the whole Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich thing because it was ‘not baseball related’…however, these days, ESPN (and others) live for a chance to play up these stories.
Get ready to hear a lot more on this one.