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Rodriguez in the spotlight already

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 07, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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.




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