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A-Rod makes a fashion statement

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 02, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This photo is of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez on Saturday night.

What might A-Rod have been doing? He was attending the Madonna concert in Miami. Alex is apparently dating Madonna.

That’s fine. To each his own. Here’s the question: What is that thing around his neck?

Is it a tie? A scarf? A leash? Some sort of animal? It was 57 degrees in Miami on Saturday night. That rules out a scarf.

He did get the cool backstage pass, however. A-Rod must know somebody in the band.

 
 

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87 Responses to “A-Rod makes a fashion statement”

  1. MDwebGuy December 2nd, 2008 at 8:39 am

    it’s him man leash – sometimes he’s a real woman! must be why he likes drama!

  2. raymagnetic December 2nd, 2008 at 8:44 am

    It’s the thing that Freddy from Scooby Doo used to wear around his neck. An Ascot.

  3. Mike December 2nd, 2008 at 8:44 am

    whatever that thing is, he went down a few notches on the manliness scale for it

  4. Fredo Corleone December 2nd, 2008 at 8:45 am

    More troubling to me is the adoring gaze. She owns his sorry ass.

    As long as peeling her grapes doesn’t make him late for the games, I don’t care if he’s wearing her garments in public.

  5. Mark Messier December 2nd, 2008 at 8:47 am

    As someone who has dated Mage in the past… Its the last bit of original clothing from that poor African child she adopted/kidnapped a couple of years ago…

  6. Chris NY December 2nd, 2008 at 8:50 am

    we get it, he’s a strange dude. who cares….. Anyone that thought A-Rod was masculine should probably question their own manhood…..

  7. sunny615 December 2nd, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Madonna’s panties?

  8. RhapsodyInBlue December 2nd, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Houston we have a problem.

  9. bdog375 December 2nd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Wow, A Rod is probably the biggest tool in baseball.

  10. Tom December 2nd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    it’s an ascot.

  11. VT Yankeefan December 2nd, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Kabbalah noose?

  12. OldYanksFan December 2nd, 2008 at 8:58 am

    IT’S AROD…. DOING ‘SOMETHING’.
    BIG NEWS…. BIGGGGGGGGGGGGG NEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWS.
    HE’S DOING SOMETHING. AROD IS DOING SOMETHING!
    IT’S BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG NEWS!

  13. Jake December 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Wow, I can’t get over the fact that he is dating Madonna. Of all the chicks he picks, Madonna.

    Wasn’t there some gibberish about him flirting it up with Kate Hudson a few weeks back. At least she’s not 50 to A-Rod’s 32.

    This guy loves the spotlight.

  14. bdog375 December 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 am

    I take that back – Papelbon clearly owns that title.

  15. RhapsodyInBlue December 2nd, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Combination scarf/do-rag given to him by Madonna he’ll wear into combat.

    Best I can do.

  16. Patrick December 2nd, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Come on guys it doesn’t have to be “big news” to post on a blog. Its just a funny picture of A-rod. Whats wrong with poking a little fun at him, he is a pretty goofy guy. He’s a great baseball player but he’s pretty dysfunctional otherwise.

  17. Patrick December 2nd, 2008 at 9:04 am

    It kills me that A-rod dates Madonna. He could have scores of younger, more beautiful women (like Jeter) and yet he goes for Madonna.

  18. Tom December 2nd, 2008 at 9:08 am

    “Gonna dress you up in my love”

  19. RhapsodyInBlue December 2nd, 2008 at 9:08 am

    There’s still plenty of time before baseball season for the two of them to escape to some remote part of the world to adopt an orphan.

  20. jay destro December 2nd, 2008 at 9:10 am

    is this people magazine now? cmon pete.

  21. GreenBeret7 December 2nd, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Another inane thread started by Luella Parsons. Pure class.

  22. myrtlebeachfan December 2nd, 2008 at 9:13 am

    57 degrees does not even come close to ruling out a scarf. I live in Charleston, SC and let me tell you, the scarves come out around 65 degrees. A-Rod lives(d) in Miami, so, 57 must be like 32.

    It’s not so much that he’s wearing a scarf, but the scarf that he is wearing and the way that he is wearing it. He needs to be wearing a large overcoat and a different type of scarf to begin to look anything like a man. Derek Jeter and Tom Brady would never be caught this way.

    And damnit, A-Rod, I can’t stand Madonna. Your wife was a thousand times better.

  23. Juke Early December 2nd, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Whatever it is, it ain’t no ascot ( and it looks more like pantyhose than panties-those are huge, & Madonna has 0 butt ), I just don’t think it works with the rest of his duds. I don’t think he gets ‘ out ‘ much. . ..

  24. gayle December 2nd, 2008 at 9:16 am

    forget the neck scarf. The real issue is that he only got a sticky pass not a laminate pass. If you really know someone you get the laminate not the sticky lol.

  25. Jmac December 2nd, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I dont get the whole Madonna/ Arod relationship, I mean the dude can get sooo much younger and hotter tang, 20-25yr old tang no way compares to 50yr old dried up tang, regardless if its madonna or not. Im just saying.

  26. pat December 2nd, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Pete

    If you’re gonna go for the big lead in to get to the punchline, at least be more accurate than a page 6 column. Madonna and A-Rod weren’t in Miami on Saturday night.

  27. William Buckner December 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Take it easy on him, maybe she turn him around like Annie in Bull Durham, you know, cause 35 hr and 100 + rbi makes me opine for Mike Lowell or Joe Crede.

  28. Time to "Go John Galt" December 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Man scarves are in fashion, somewhat, now. Its the “in” thing to wear.

    Who cares as long as he hits the ball.

  29. bdog375 December 2nd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    “57 degrees does not even come close to ruling out a scarf. I live in Charleston, SC and let me tell you, the scarves come out around 65 degrees. A-Rod lives(d) in Miami, so, 57 must be like 32.”

    Are you kidding me? I just moved from Tampa after living there for many years, and 57 does not condone a scarf. Never, unless your are trying to be a little princess and “be super!”.

    I am in Michigan now, there is about 8 inches of snow on the ground, and I still do not where a scarf. I suppose come February I will get neck warmer or something, but come one buddy…this is bad.

  30. bdog375 December 2nd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Maybe the scarf would look better if he was wearing it with a WS ring…

  31. Jason @ IIATMS December 2nd, 2008 at 9:29 am

    at least it doesn’t clash with his purple lipstick

  32. Patrick December 2nd, 2008 at 9:30 am

    bdog, you don’t wear a scarf because you aren’t fly like A-rod. He’s a fashion guru, enough said.

  33. jennifer December 2nd, 2008 at 9:34 am

    OH God, I just hope he does well next season. If that psycho that he is dating doesn’t ruin him I’ll be okay. But it looks like she is already chipping away at his manhood.

  34. Buddy Biancalana December 2nd, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Isn’t it a “Ker-chief”? Popular with the Ralph Furley’s of the world.

  35. Readah December 2nd, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Oh man, it soo looks like leash. He looks like a puppy, especially with his hands like that.

    He just can’t handle pressure. After the divorce, there was pressure on him to find a new GF, and ofcourse he swings at something low and in the dirt.

  36. Vrsce December 2nd, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Babe Ruth must be with Mickey having a laugh somewhere.

  37. Bleacher Creature P.J. December 2nd, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Looks like there’s no controversy to which team A-rod is playing for in this year’s World Baseball classic.

  38. Braintrust December 2nd, 2008 at 9:57 am

    It appears that Arod is sporting a Cravat.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cravat

  39. jennifer December 2nd, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I think Cash needs to take Alex away, and get someone to un-brainwash him. Cash should be very worried about Alex’s odd behavior. We do have 9 more years of this.

  40. jennifer December 2nd, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I think Cash needs to take Alex away, and get someone to un-brainwash him. Cash should be very worried about Alex’s odd behavior. We do have 9 more years of this.

  41. Braintrust December 2nd, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Arod should be dating Tom Cruise, not Madonna.

  42. jennifer December 2nd, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Bleacher Creature P.J.

    LOL!!!

  43. Braintrust December 2nd, 2008 at 10:02 am

    If he shows up like a chump again this year, the fans should break this idiot in half, and make him cry like the little mary boy that he is.

  44. YankeeDiva December 2nd, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Wow the men on this blog are awfully concerned with what Arod wears, who he dates, what city he’s in…. getting to be a little creepy no?

    As for when to wear a scraf…..I do believe its when you are cold…not some blogger on a website. I love 85-90 weather where most people think that is too hot. 60 and below and I’m freezing and will wear gloves (little knit ones) because my hands get cold easily.

  45. Joeysdadjoe December 2nd, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Somewhere in private Jeter and Torre are laughing their a$$es off

  46. pat December 2nd, 2008 at 10:06 am

    It’s called shopping at Barneys instead of Modells. More guys should try it.

    http://www.askmen.com/fashion/.....dvice.html

  47. MD Mike December 2nd, 2008 at 10:09 am

    This guy is one of the strangest stories I can think of. I guess if he doesn’t shoot himself or anyone else, I can live with it. As long as he smashes at the plate and plays a solid 3rd base..

  48. Steven December 2nd, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Carlton Banks?

  49. Melissa December 2nd, 2008 at 10:16 am

    A-Rod equals the quintessential attention craver. Watch him in the on deck circle after he takes a power practice swing. He has to look in the seats to see who is looking at him.

  50. YankeeDiva December 2nd, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Which would you prefer to see a man wear a scarf or a gold thong?

  51. Vince December 2nd, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Gorgeous, date-worthy 50 year old women do in fact exist… The problem is, Madonna is not one of them.

  52. JJ December 2nd, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Sully, OB and the rest of the Nation are gonna have lots of fun with this. Yet another reason to hate Arod.

  53. YankeeDiva December 2nd, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Vince has spoken….thanks on the tip for who is date-able and who isn’t. ~sigh

  54. Alex December 2nd, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Is he wearing lip gloss?

  55. Mark December 2nd, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I really don’t see what the big deal is. He’s probably doing what he wants, without taking into consideration of the attention he receives. Either way he’ll be criticized, so if he wants to be fashionable I don’t see the why it’s so bad. And for the person who brought up the gay thing, so what if he is? Does that affect how he’ll play baseball in any way? No…..Maybe Madonna has made him happier, that’s what should matter, not the public perception.

  56. rodney December 2nd, 2008 at 10:59 am

    just confirms something I’ve thought about a-rod for a long time…
    he has dynamite fashion sense!

  57. jennifer December 2nd, 2008 at 11:03 am

    mark- people don’t think he is thinking for himself. He is doing what Madonna wants him to do.

  58. sevrox December 2nd, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Looks like Arod is enjoying himself – imagine that, someone out doing something instead of staring at a %$#@! screen all day in anticipation of anything Yankee news related.

    Arod ain’t the sad one in this “room.”

  59. We Miss Paulie December 2nd, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Whatever, as long as he hits he can wear anything he wants.

  60. LOL December 2nd, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Paplebum and Jose Reyes are more fruity those 2 should be kicked out of baseball.

  61. stanzy December 2nd, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Sheesh!

    Some people jump on Pete for posting this, saying it’s not news. Well, this is a blog. Pete posts whatever he thinks is amusing or interesting. That’s why he posts stuff about Bruce Springsteen that has nothing to do with baseball.

    Then there are the people jumping all over A-Rod for looking goofy in a photo (or for acting like an idiot, in general). Lighten up. First of all, I’d bet all of us have been photographed looking like a goofball. Second of all, the guy is human, and makes just as many bad decisions as the rest of us. Anyway, sure A-Rod could be with many different women. Maybe he’s always had a thing for Madonna, and now he’s getting to live out some fantasy. Or maybe she’s just much cooler in person than her public persona leads people to believe. Who cares? Sure, it’s amusing, which is why I don’t care that Pete posts about it — he tries to keep it humorous. But some people take this nonsense so seriously.

  62. NYYankFan December 2nd, 2008 at 11:58 am

    It must be an athlete thing. See who else “sports” the same fashion sense.

    http://splashnewsonline.celebu.....bfm_page=0

  63. NYYankFan December 2nd, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    It must be an athlete thing. Tom Brady and David Beckham wear their scarves like this too. I tried to post the photo link but the filter mustn’t have liked the gossipy source it came from.

  64. Skinnyhead December 2nd, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Dare I say it? Gay-Rod.

  65. Lara08 December 2nd, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Its 57 so that rules out a scarf?

    Ha! At 57 degrees its time to break out the coat, ski cap and gloves. You’ll be amazed at what some people wear in Florida at 57 degrees.

  66. Brent December 2nd, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    That’s the least manly thing I’ve ever seen.

    El Terible, as the Spaniards would say.

  67. Whitey Fraud December 2nd, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    It’s called a shmatta. That’s the technical name for it.

    You’re welcome.

  68. geb23 December 2nd, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Looking at the way he is dressed and how he is standing I wonder if he is looking at Madonna or the boys dancers she has on the stage with her.

  69. Lauren December 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Pete can post whatever he wants, its his blog – especially hilarious and embarassing pics of PayRod like this.

    The man makes it IMPOSSIBLE to like him. Could he look like a bigger dork? She’s reduced the “best player in the game” to a scarf-wearing-concert groupie. When will he wake up and realize she’s using him?

    ~*~*~*~*~
    absolutely hilarious:
    “Gonna dress you up in my love”
    “Derek Jeter and Tom Brady would never be caught this way.”

  70. Don Capone December 2nd, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    It must be something Madonna threw to him from the stage, part of her onstage outfit. I mean, geez, I hope that’s what it is. It also looks like his hair is in need of frosting again.

  71. Lara08 December 2nd, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Great pic NYYankFan. Tom Brady was equally fashionable in his scarf(?) In fact one of my classmates had hers tied around her neck just like Brady did. LOL

  72. RSM December 2nd, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Extremely severe case of being henpecked!

  73. Nick December 2nd, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Albert Pujols is the best player in the game. Not A-Rod.

  74. Clare December 2nd, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    stanzy,

    I think you’re wrong about Peter’s motives here. He is on a mission to make the fans hate ARod as much as he does.

    He knew exactly what he was doing here. Posting the picture with his commentary, particularly mentioning “a leash” were meant to incite exactly the type of sexist, contemptuous and homophobic comments we’ve seen.

    I agree with YankeeDiva – the men here (including Peter) are way to interested in what ARod is wearing and doing. I don’t know if it makes them feel better about their own masculinity, or if it’s purely jealously, but regardless, it’s pretty pathetic.

    The man hasn’t broken any laws, or done anything to harm his ability to play, so get off his back already.

  75. Ziny December 2nd, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Brent, it’s EL TERRIBLE, not terible…

    YankeeDiva… fans are concern that his personal life is affecting his game… I think they should ban Madonna from Yankee Stadium, IF, and ONLY IF his game goes doooooown…

  76. Ziny December 2nd, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Clare, you couldn’t be more wrong…I don’t think its jealousy,maybe if it was the 80s I would understand because Madonna looked way better then, right now she looks very unhealthy..
    Men and Female Yankee fans are concerned if he is this whipped with this brainwasher his game is gonna go down the drain… his weak and his personal life affects his game… and let’s face it, it affects the team too…

  77. Clare December 2nd, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Ziny,

    You don’t know anything about his alleged relationship with Madonna. First, there’s no evidence he’s “whipped”, and even if he was, so what? What’s the problem with that, except that he doesn’t fit some outdated standard of masculinity?

    Second, we’ve seen in the past that absolutely nothing affects his game. So, worrying about his game is just a very thin cover to express misogyny or homophobia.

  78. Waiting on 27 December 2nd, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Every’s dating the bass player…not Madonna!

  79. Ziny December 3rd, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I’m a woman… and well… I don’t consider this year to be his best, so yeah…. Come on… alleged?? really??? *rolls eyes*

  80. Ziny December 3rd, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Waiting on 27… that could be why he’s being linked to Madonna… it’s a cover to his true sexuality… as long as it does not affect the team or the game its all good! :-)

  81. mmx December 3rd, 2008 at 12:26 am

    A-Rod is 33 and Madonna is half century old.

    He is really out of his mind.

  82. prcleburne December 3rd, 2008 at 7:01 am

    It’s a S(carf)tie.Stie. You know, like that thing you get in your eye.

  83. PeteRFNY December 3rd, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Memo to Jeter, Posada and the rest of the team: it’s time for an intervention.

  84. Mike Nelson December 3rd, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    He might not be gay… but he’s definitely a BOTTOM

  85. Ziny December 3rd, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    PeteRNY … I agree with you!

  86. Tony December 3rd, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Is “dating” the polite term for what you call it when two people who are married to other people start fooling around when they are still married?

  87. dave December 4th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Does anyone know where the vest can be bought? Who made it? Cost?? Thanks!!


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