NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Where Alex Rodriguez goes, drama follows.
And in Reading, Pa., a motley crew of five security guys aren’t far behind.
The group tasked with protecting A-Rod during Double-A Trenton’s trip to Reading included three local high school staffers (athletic director, principal and teacher), a Harley-Davidson dealership owner and, oh, a 6-foot-8 former WWE wrestler, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
“Our detail is strictly A-Rod,” the aforementioned wrestler, Gene Snitsky, told the Star-Ledger. “Wherever he goes, we go.”
Snitsky said the reception for A-Rod wasn’t “quite as bad” as he expected.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say maybe a 7.5. … I expected it to be a lot worse,” he said.
It’s a good thing.
“Hopefully for the fans’ sake, they stay in the stands,” Snitsky told Pennlive.com on Monday. “Because if they don’t, there could be a problem. Not for me, but for them. So my advice would be: stay in the stands, ’cause if not, you might get hurt.”
It’s a good thing Snitsky wasn’t at the All-Star Game.
A-Rod, who could face a suspension for his alleged part in baseball’s latest performance-enhancing drugs scandal, has been rehabbing from offseason hip surgery and is scheduled to join Triple-A Scranton Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.
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