Alex Rodriguez and Wife Split; Alex with Madonna, Cynthia with Lenny Kravitz

I didn’t get a chance to post on the original A-Rod and Madonna rumors that were floating around the last two days, mainly because I didn’t know what to make of them. Well, now it’s starting to look a heck of a lot more like those stories were true. Both the NY Daily News and the NY Post are saying that A-Rod and his wife have split up, though no formal divorce papers have been filed. I’m guessing this news has little relation to the recent stories about A-Rod and Madonna popping up; the same reports say Cynthia has been cozy with Lenny Kravitz of all people, even before these stories were printed.

Everything seems plausible given the fact that A-Rod, Madonna, and Kravitz all have the same manager, Guy Oseary. I guess it was no coincidence that A-Rod decided to hire entertainment managers — he wants an in on that world, and he’s certainly making the most of it. What’s crazy to me is that A-Rod keeps clubbing like nobody’s business. The way he’s going, he’ll soon be leading the American League in home runs despite his stint on the DL. Regardless of his love life and the best efforts of the tabloids to distract him, he still hits. That’s impressive. As for Cynthia, I never really saw it and apparently A-Rod’s over it. Hanging out with Kravitz in Paris the last four days? That’s nuts. Between the two, I’d say Cynthia’s overachieving and Alex’s underachieving. Just my opinion.

(via Ballhype)

A-Rod Regrets Not Signing With Mets

It’s been said for quite some time that Scott Boras is only interested in representing his clients’ monetary interests rather than personal interests. Alex Rodriguez admitted as much in a recent interview. He told the NY Daily News that he regrets not having signed with the Mets back when he was a free agent in 2000, the year he signed a 10 year $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers:

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Morning Paper: A-Rod’s Destiny

You can choose A-Rod’s future home [FanHouse]

David Wright willing to make room for A-Rod at 3B [You Been Blinded]

LSU showing favoritism to Ryan Perrilloux [100% Injury Rate]

Dog the Bounty Hunter is one racist mofo [National Enquirer]

Todd Marinovich is heading to rehab [Part Mule]

SI showing an extreme Boston bias lately [SPORTSbyBROOKS]

The sweetest hockey goalie masks of all-time [Going Five Hole]

Damn, Jessica Alba won’t be doing nude, ever [Popoholic]

Recapping the off-season college hoops coaching moves [Storming the Floor]

Larry Csonka speaks with a Dolphins blog [Phin Phanatic]

An AFL team guarantees the playoffs or your money back [Lion in Oil]

A-Rod Hits Ball Hard

When I saw the laser beam he hit against the Angels last night for his 40th of the year, I immediately called up a few baseball-watching friends; this was one of those hits I didn’t want them to miss. I can honestly say that it was one of the hardest hit home runs I’ve ever seen. It was just like a line drive that should have gone over the shortstops head and into the left-center gap for a double. Only with A-Rod, the ball kept rising, and just went screaming over the fence into the bullpen — an absolute bullet. In fact, it was such a rod it confused the stadium radar gun.

The ball shot like a cannon off Rodriguez’s bat, producing a stadium radar-gun reading of “05” because the monitor is only capable of double-digit figures. The actual velocity of the ball off Rodriguez’s bat, confirmed by the speed-gun operator: 105 mph.

And it wasn’t even off of Bartolo Colon either! Maybe what Jose Canseco is insinuating has some truth to it. Think about it — a line drive that should be a double in the gap going over the fence? It was one of the damned hardest balls I’ve ever seen hit. You don’t get those types of hits working out at your local spa if you know what I mean.

(Photo courtesy Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Morning Paper: A-Rod’s Wife Wears F-Bomb T-Shirt to Yankee Game

Has A-Rod’s wife lost her mind? [me at MLB FanHouse]

Tips on increasing blog traffic, really good stuff [You Been Blinded]

Eva Longoria in a weird looking bikini, very weird [Hollywood Tuna]

Your new Reds manager with great photos [Babes Love Baseball]

Michelle Wie really needs to grow up [Milk was a bad choice]

This Maggie Q Die Hard chick is really hot [Popoholic]

The Chinese hate Charles Barkley too [100% Injury Rate]

Spencer Hawes, another crappy white center [Mile High Ramblings]

Freddy Sanchez is an All-Star, that rule is outdated [PSaMP]

Rebecca Gayheart topless pics, NSFW but worth a looksie [Egotastic!]

Since when was NFL Europe called NFL Europa? [Our Book of Scrap]

A-Rod to the Giants?

It’s a rumor I posted at FanHouse, based on the suck(up) job he gave the city of San Francisco in some recent comments. What sucks is that the more he puffs these towns up, the more it increases the likelihood they’ll open up the vault for him. Anywhoo, here’s that story, along with some other recent schtuff at FanHouse today:

(Photo Courtesy Greg Trott/Getty Images)

A-Rod, Busted at a Strip Club!

So much for that squeaky clean image. Let’s get right down to the details — the dirty ones. The New York Post has some photos of Alex Rodriguez hitting the city with a rather well-endowed blonde.

The cozy duo dined with two pals at a pricey steakhouse late Sunday night, then headed to a glitzy strip club before making their way to his hotel, where the pair ducked into an elevator and headed upstairs just after midnight.

Cynthia Rodriguez – A-Rod’s wife and mother of their 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Natasha – was nowhere to be seen during the slugger’s big night out on the town, which occurred the evening before the last-place Bronx Bombers’ pathetic 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

And it came as Rodriguez took a room at Toronto’s Four Seasons hotel – down the street from the Park Hyatt, where most, if not all of his Yankee teammates and coaches are staying during a three-game stint that ends tonight.

So let’s see shall we. The Yanks suck, they’re tied for last with the Devil Rays, they can’t buy a complete game, and everyone’s wondering who’s going to get axed first: the GM or the manager. Yet A-Rod’s made time in his night to possibly drop some dolla bills inside a stripper’s G-string. Maybe he’s just trying to loosen up the atmosphere. Dare I say this is the ultimate iceberg that sinks the Titanic? And will A-Rod go Kobe and bring Jeter down with him? A-Rod’s going to have a tough time explaining this one.