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Can’t Buy Me Class

Posted by Adam Graham on July 2, 2007

Cynthia Rogriguez, the wife of $252 million man Alex Rodriguez showed up at Yankee Stadium wearing a t-shirt that had the “F-word” on the back. By the way, the couple’s two year old daughter was sitting next to her. This comes after A-Rod was seen at a Toronto hotel and entering a strip club with another woman.

 It’s quite sad actually. A-Rod went to a Christian High School in Miami and was at one point listed and one of the few born again players in Major League Baseball. I remember when he was in Seattle, my aunt bragged about what a good person he was. Sadly, much of that has gone down the drain. He’s still one heck of a ballplayer,  but beyond that he’s definitely changed-and for the worse.

Other reactions:

  • The Bleacher Creature (a Yankee blog)(corrected per comments) calls Cynthia on the carpet:

I think that the joke/statement Cynthia made was entirely inappropriate and uncalled for. And to top it all off, she wasn’t alone in the stands, she was accompanied by her 2 year old daughter. I mean honestly, is this the kind of example we’re setting for our youth nowadays. There is in fact an apparel conduct rule at the Stadium as Mike pointed out to me this morning. But obviously, the wife of the best thing we have going for us right now is not getting thrown out of the park. Whether this was a shot at the media or her husband, it really doesn’t matter. It was uncalled for and disrespectful to the fans around her.

Agreed.

AEM at Sports for Sports Fan thirds the general opinion and suggests the Yankees need to take action:

And frankly, this is wrong. The security at Yankees Stadium should have stopped her from coming in with that type of shirt, or, if they missed it when she came in, they should have done something when people left and/or complained. I doubt that a normal fan would have gotten away with what Mrs. Rodriguez did, and whether they had or not, it was wrong what she did, plain and simple.

This needs to be addressed by the Yankees, to both parties. If it was just her tantrum, she best let those stay outside of the gates at the Bronx Park, if it is their little tug of war, they need to let it go, at least until ARod opts out and goes elsewhere, then they can do what they want. If this is their way to tell people to mind their business, they can do it in other ways I think. Whichever it was the whole thing was (I am repeating myself) classless

Reaction is pretty much the same across the blogosphere. This was bad conduct, that’s sadly classlesss.

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4 Responses to “Can’t Buy Me Class”

  1. Alex from the Bleacher Creatures said

    Yo man,I appreciate the shout out you gave to my blog, however we’re not just a Yankees blog just to clarify. Nontheless, thanks for mentioning us. I’m glad we have some of the same thoughts.

  2. Alex from the Bleacher Creatures said

    Yo man,I appreciate the shout out you gave to my blog, however we’re not just a Yankees blog just to clarify. Nontheless, thanks for mentioning us. I’m glad we have some of the same thoughts.

  3. Adam Graham said

    Hey, Alex, sorry about the error. Thanks for coming by.

  4. Adam Graham said

    Hey, Alex, sorry about the error. Thanks for coming by.

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