The New York Yankees may be down to their final chances in the playoffs–they need to win Game 4 on Thursday in Detroit or go home–but that’s not bringing Alex Rodriguez down. Sure, A-Rod is in a slump of titanic proportions at the plate but he still has his priorities straight–assuming that you consider his sex life to be his primary goal. In Game 1 of the ALCS A-Rod was seen flirting with a fan at Yankee Stadium. That fan has been identified as 33 year old Australian bikini model Kyna Treacy.
A-Rod was seen throwing a baseball to a fan near the Yankees dugout late in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. Later, he reportedly tried to get the fan’s phone number and by some accounts was successful. It wasn’t long afterwards that Yankees’ leader Derek Jeter went down with a broken ankle and spoiled the ‘romantic mood’. That didn’t dampen interest in A-Rod’s object of desire.
Here’s what the New York Post reported about the A-Rod dalliance:
“Slumping slugger Alex Rodriguez zeroed in on fan Kyna Treacy, a leggy 33-year-old, in the ninth inning of his team’s crucial playoff game against the Detroit Tigers, openly flirting with her and getting her phone number even as he was yanked from the lineup and the Bombers struggled to stay alive.”
Yankees’ fans were already down on A-Rod but after witnessing the exchange with Treacy and a friend a fan told the New York Post:
“I was absolutely stunned that even… A-Rod would not be focusing on such a critical game, supporting his teammates.”
Making matters worse is A-Rod’s salary–he’s the highest paid player in baseball making in excess of $24 million a year. And while even the best players go through slumps the fact that he’s making so much money and has been completely ineffective in the playoffs is tough for the Yankees and their fans to deal with. There’s now reports that the Yankees are going to try to move Rodriguez which has been considered next to impossible due to his salary and the five years remaining on his contract. The most likely destination seems to be Miami, where the Marlins are reportedly talking with the Yankees about a deal. The Marlins aren’t suckers though–the Yankees would have to eat the majority of the $114 million remaining on his contract.