NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A-Rod fans are few and far between these days.
Chelsea Handler certainly isn’t one of them.
The comedian and talk-show host held nothing back when offering her thoughts on the embattled Yankees third baseman on Wednesday.
Handler said on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday that Rodriguez recently approached the actress and asked, “Chelsea, why are you gonna make fun of me all the time?”
Handler, as expected, wasn’t shy about telling the truth.
“Get away from me, I think you’re disgusting,” the author told A-Rod.
She also told the slugger that he’s “gross.” And it didn’t end there.
The three-time American League MVP said, “Why am I gross?” Handler told Stern. “We got off on the wrong foot. Why am I gross? I read all your books. I’m a big fan.”
She wasn’t flattered by the compliment. Her response?
“I go, ‘Well I don’t know why you’re a big fan,'” Handler told Stern. “‘I think you’re a f—ing a–hole.'”
When asked by Stern why the writer and producer despises the 38-year-old so much, her answer was simple.
“Just the way he conducts himself,” Handler said. “He’s got a centaur of himself in his bedroom. Yeah, him and a horse, combined as one person … Plus he dates all these girls, he just sleeps around. I don’t like guys who cheat on their girlfriends, you know? I’m not into that.”
She also called the 2009 World Series champion “a buffoon” and revealed that his assistant emailed her assistant on Tuesday, writing “Alex Rodriguez would really like to meet you in person.”
Handler told Stern that she declined the invitation.
“That will just make him email me again, because guys like that love to be rejected,” Handler told Stern. “He’s gonna act like, ‘Oh come on, you’re so funny. You’re so funny.’ No, I’m not being funny. I really don’t want to ever see you.”
The 14-time MLB All-Star is suspended for the entire 2014 season for ties to performance-enhancing drugs. He was initially suspended for 211 games, but after a lengthy arbitration process Fredric Horowitz lessened the suspension to 162 games.
Following Horowitz’s decision, Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in an effort to overturn his season-long ban, but he subsequently dropped the lawsuits.
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