Via the Daily News -
What’s the highest-paid baseball player in history to do when his legacy is on the rocks?
Party in a tropical paradise, of course.
Just hours after the steroid-tainted slugger earned his nickname A-Fraud, Alex Rodriguez was drowning his sorrows with Grey Goose and Red Bull in the VIP area at Aura Nightclub in the Bahamas.
There, the staff takes pride in “treating every guest as a VIP and every VIP as a king.”
A-Rod certainly wasn’t getting the royal treatment back home – or in the Yankees’ front office.
One Yankees official said the team has no intention of coming to the party boy’s defense, and general manager Brian Cashman has not returned reporters’ calls, which is no surprise, the official noted.
“The ball is really in Alex’s court,” the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Hal and Hank Steinbrenner spent the weekend at the family’s Ocala Horse Farm in Florida and were talking to team President Randy Levine about the debacle, a source said.
Team brass are expected to take the position that A-Rod’s positive steroid test doesn’t affect the team because it took place before he joined the Yanks.
That devastating news seemed hardly on A-Rod’s mind Saturday night as he kicked back in the 70-degree island air with his sexy entourage in tow and a personal butler waiting in his $15,450 suite above.
Rodriguez avoided any ‘roid rage by staying at the luxurious Atlantis Resort, one of his favorite escapes. He crashed in a two-bedroom suite in the exclusive and lush Cove section of the hotel, complete with private gardens, waterfalls and the butler.
Hotel staff said A-Rod partied so hard Saturday night that he slept late into the day Sunday before eating and leaving.
The butler in A-Rod’s suite told reporters that he had gone to a Grammy party for the evening and was not expected back at the hotel Sunday night.
Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned. I guess A-Rod has to settle for downing Grey Goose and Red Bull cocktails while partying it up in VIP suites in the Bahamas…