NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Alex Rodriguez has been ice-cold at the plate this postseason, but the Yankees slugger could also have some explaining to do for his reported actions on the bench during Game 1 of the ALCS.
A-Rod’s attention was elsewhere Saturday night after he was pulled for Eric Chavez in the bottom of the eighth, according to the New York Post.READ MORE: Rudy Giuliani's License To Practice Law Suspended Over Comments About 2020 Election
While New York was headed into extra innings thanks to Raul Ibanez’s ninth-inning heroics, Rodriguez “openly flirted” with two women behind the home dugout, the Post reported.
A-Rod wrote a message on a baseball asking for their numbers and had a ball boy act as courier, a witness told the paper. One obliged after reading the note to nearby fans, the observer said.
“One of the girls, with darker blond hair, wrote … on the ball and threw it back at A-Rod, who gave her a big smile,” the witness said.
The Post’s Yankee Stadium gawker said A-Rod and the woman “exchanged a few glances after that,” but he got his head back in the game “once Derek Jeter got hurt.”
“If you’re a fan, you’re sick of it,” WFAN co-host Craig Carton said of Rodriguez on Tuesday.READ MORE: After More Than A Year, The Show Must Go On: More Broadway Shows Announce Plans To Resume Performances
Some fans told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck they’re not surprised A-Rod’s actions.
1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports
“They’re dogs,” one fan said. “They got women all around them and that’s what they go out and do. I expect it of athletes.”
“He’s going to need to do something if he’s not going to play baseball so why not go get a date?” another fan said. “And if you’re going to use the Yankees ball boy, hey, that’s using resources that you already have.”
The Yankees would go on to lose Game 1, 6-4. Worse, they lost Jeter for the season with a broken ankle.
A-Rod and the Yankees, now in a 2-0 series hole, will look to take Game 3 in Detroit on Tuesday night.MORE NEWS: East Flatbush Hit-And-Run Victim In Critical Condition; Neighbor Says Cars Speed Through Intersection 'All The Time'
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