Dating a professional baseball player
Off the field, his personal life became the stuff of tabloids.Following years of rumors about Rodriguez's infidelity, his wife, Cynthia, left him in 2008 after he reportedly had an affair with Madonna. It looked like Rodriguez would go down in baseball history as one of the game's most prolific offensive players.His father was a former pro catcher in his native Dominican Republic and a passionate New York Mets fan."I saw how passionate he was about the game," Rodriguez once recalled. That rubbed off on me." At age 4, Rodriguez moved with his family to the Dominican Republic, where he first started playing baseball.ESPN and the printed articles stating that the Yankees were seeking a way to end their contract with Rodriguez. In response to allegations made in January 2013, Sitrick and Company, a public relations firm working with the baseball player, issued the following statement: "The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true. Bosch's patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him." Despite his denials, continued investigations painted a bleak outlook for A-Rod, with reports surfacing that MLB had proof of his transactions with Bosch.
Blessed with tremendous all-around ability, he became a home run champ and a three-time MVP during his years with the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.For years he was also dogged by an inability to come up big in the postseason.On that front, at least, Rodriguez silenced some of his critics when his bat caught fire and he slugged the Yankees to a World Series championship in 2009.When he reached fifth grade, however, the Rodriguez family was on the move again, this time relocating to Miami.Not long afterward, Victor and Lourdes separated, leaving Rodriguez's mother to raise the family on her own.