And, in other news, cigarettes are bad for you, the sun will come up tomorrow, and Morganna Roberts will never fall through an open manhole…
Via the Daily News -
Alex Rodriguez was an insecure prima donna who made a clubhouse attendant load his toothbrush with toothpaste after every game in his three seasons with the Texas Rangers, a new book charges.
The Rangers were also required to send a basket of food to the controversial All-Star’s hotel suite during road trips, Sports Illustrated columnist Selena Roberts reports in “A-Rod.”
Many Texas teammates kept their distance from A-Rod, who they saw as a spoiled superstar. His relationship with other players didn’t improve when Rodriguez joined the Yankees in 2004.
His Bomber teammates regarded A-Rod as a phony and a hypocrite because he tried to project an All-American public image while pursuing a swinger’s lifestyle.
During a series in Texas, Roberts writes, A-Rod went to a sex club while his wife, Cynthia, pregnant with their first child, was at home in New York.
Rodriguez also turned off teammates by bragging about wild nights with strippers – and by making clumsy passes at other players’ wives and girlfriends.
“He would use these corny pickup lines on a guy’s wife,” one former teammate told Roberts. “He just wanted to know that he could, not that he would act on it. Seemed like an ego thing.”