• A-Rod Is Enjoying His Summer Vacation

    Posted by on July 31st, 2012 · Comments (15)

    There may be no “I” in “team” but it seems there is a “U” in “douche” when it comes to Alex Rodriguez…

    Via the Post -

    Injured slugger Alex Rodriguez may be out of the Yankees lineup with a fractured hand, but he still showed some team spirit in the Hamptons over the weekend. The third baseman was seen hitting Southampton’s Omni Health Club — along with his buff gal pal Torrie Wilson — sporting an appropriately blue-and-white cast. Away from the gym, A-Rod hit the social scene — he was seen dining at Southampton’s 75 Main with his kids, then chatting with jet-setting New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith and publicist Todd Shapiro outside. “He was super friendly, even though so many people were going up to him to take pictures,” said a spy. “He stopped and posed for everyone.”

    And, via the News -

    What’s the key to a speedy recovery from a broken hand? A weekend in the Hamptons.

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was spotted in the Hamptons over the weekend with his new fashion accessory — a blue (but not quite Yankees blue) cast on his left hand.

    Rodriguez, who suffered the broken hand, while the Yankees were facing the Mariners in Seattle last week, visited with the Bombers’ physician Thursday. But the team still has no firm timetable for his return.

    CC Sabathia was on WFAN this morning and he was asked about these news reports on A-Rod. Specifically, CC was asked if players are prohibited from staying with the team and being in the ballpark when on the disabled list.

    Sabathia said, when he was disabled earlier this year, he came to the park everyday to watch the games and support the team. Obviously, A-Rod doesn’t feel the same way.

    Hey, by the way, what ever happened to that A-Rod who was a supposed “leader” on the Yankees?

    Comments on A-Rod Is Enjoying His Summer Vacation

    1. #15
      July 31st, 2012 | 10:45 am

      I don’t care if he goes to the Hamptons, but he should be there for the games. Period. This is “sick time”, not vacation.

    2. throwstrikes
      July 31st, 2012 | 10:57 am

      Have the other players on the DL been at the Stadium for every game?

    3. July 31st, 2012 | 11:18 am

      Seems like Pettitte is there, no?

    4. throwstrikes
      July 31st, 2012 | 12:04 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Seems like Pettitte is there, no?

      Now, yes. He was not with the team right after his injury.

    5. G.I. Joey
      July 31st, 2012 | 12:28 pm

      And he even posed for pictures with all the fans that asked him for one in the Hamptons! Complete d-bag!

    6. July 31st, 2012 | 12:40 pm

      Shame he wasn’t at Yankee Stadium instead to sign autographs and pose for pictures there – for the fans.

    7. Raf
      July 31st, 2012 | 1:35 pm

      throwstrikes wrote:

      Have the other players on the DL been at the Stadium for every game?

      No, of course not. But since this is Rodriguez, this makes news. You know the drill ;)

    8. July 31st, 2012 | 2:03 pm

      Of course, guys on the D.L. who are not working out down in Tampa, etc., don’t always stay with the team and travel with them, etc.

      But, it’s sort of a given that, while you are “disabled” that you shouldn’t be seen out partying around.

      I remember the year that Winfield missed the season because he had a “bad back” – and then that year you saw him in pictures riding a roller coaster some where with his (then) new wife.

      It just sets a bad tone. Too hurt to play baseball – as you are being paid to do – but, fine enough to go to an amusement park or the Hamptons.

      Think about it. Say you owned your own company and you had an employee who had to go on disability because they hurt their foot and needed surgery. And, then, as they were recovering from the surgery, while still on disability, they called you and asked you to send their disability checks to France because they decided to vacation over there and see some family while they were on disability and out of work. How would you feel?

      Is it legal? Sure. But, it just doesn’t sit right.

    9. Raf
      July 31st, 2012 | 5:53 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      It just sets a bad tone. Too hurt to play baseball – as you are being paid to do – but, fine enough to go to an amusement park or the Hamptons.

      They’re hurt, not crippled.

      Going to an amusement park or partying in the hamptons, isn’t the same as playing baseball. That said, Winfield’s 89 season was probably more of a “fuck you” to Steinbrenner than anything else.

      If there’s anything that Rodriguez isn’t slacking on, it’s probably his training/rehab/whatever. I have yet to see or hear of a player question his dedication.

    10. 77yankees
      July 31st, 2012 | 5:56 pm

      Some things to consider here:

      Is there some sort of language in the CBA regarding what players are required to do when they’re on the DL? Whether they have to show up at the park x days while on the DL?

      Also, you have to take into effect that CC was only on the DL for 15 days while A-Rod is out 6 weeks. I’m sure CC had to maintain his workout & tossing schedule more rigorously so he could be ready to be activated immediately.

    11. redbug
      July 31st, 2012 | 6:13 pm

      Given the money the Yankees are paying him, Arod could show up for games.

    12. Evan3457
      August 1st, 2012 | 8:23 am

      I don’t believe Mariano is with the team every game. I’ve seen no reports that he has been. The newspapers do make a mention of it when he’s seen at the ballpark, and they make a point to ask him if he still intends to come back this year, or next, when he does.

    13. Evan3457
      August 1st, 2012 | 8:25 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      There may be no “I” in “team” but it seems there is a “U” in “douche” when it comes to Alex Rodriguez…

      “He was super friendly, even though so many people were going up to him to take pictures,” said a spy. “He stopped and posed for everyone.”

      Oh, yeah, sounds like a real douche to me.

    14. Evan3457
      August 1st, 2012 | 8:27 am

      I’m pretty sure that A-Rod is probably working out on his own, knowing him, in terms of staying in shape, every thing but that hand, the best that he can. He’d be doing it because he loves that stuff.

    15. Corey
      August 1st, 2012 | 8:48 am

      A-rod was at the game yesterday

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