Alex Rodriguez signed books yesterday and talked about some (old) topics headed into the season.
Unfortunately, these topics will permeate the season. There is nothing A-Rod can do to change how people think until October and that’s eight months away. A long eight months as far as he will be concerned.
I wasn’t there, but my understanding is that the PR people from his publisher tried to rush reporters away from him after three minutes. A bit of a scrum broke out and one overzealous police officer got involved. It took a bit before order was restored and the interview continued.
All this is a book store of all places.
No, it’s not Alex’s fault. But these type of things don’t help. For whatever reason, it’s never easy with him.
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Perhaps I should have made this more clear in the initial post, but the reporters WERE INVITED there by A-Rod’s people. And, please, no newspaper reporter tossed him a ball.
And when any celebrity hires people to work for him – public relations people, security people, etc. – then they are responsible for their actions. That is a given.