Poor Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees superstar slugger admits to ESPN he used steroids from 2001 to 2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers. That may be the least of the star baseball player's concerns, Outsports reports. "One item that’s not being talked about that much is that the author of the story on SI.com, Selena Roberts, just announced she has a book coming out in May" that promises to examine the secretive life of baseball's highest-paid player—including the many rumors surrounding his sexuality.
Bob's Blitz is one of several sports blogs reporting that the new and very unauthorized biography, Hit and Run: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, will "look at Rodriguez' struggle with his sexuality as well as his steroid use." The blog references an infamous Daily News article that described Rodriguez's tastes in strippers ... and women:
In New York, A-Rod used to be a regular at the VIP Club, where he always asked for a dancer who performs under the stage name Monique.
Monique is 5-feet-5 with brown hair and brown eyes and has a well-toned, muscular figure, a pal said.
When the stripper jumped over to the Hustler Club, Rodriguez started going there to see her perform and buy sexy lap dances, a source said.
He even took her out for a pricey shopping spree at the Versace store on Fifth Ave., the source said.
A petite stripper at the Hustler Club said A-Rod "likes the she-male, muscular type. They brought me up to the champagne room one time. I spun around once and that was it. I'm not his type."
The book will shed some light on A-Rod's former BFF relationship with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter which Rodriguez says involved "sleepovers." The reality is "there's been a change in the relationship over 14 years and, hopefully, we can just put it behind us," Rodriguez told ESPN in 2007. "You go from sleeping over at somebody's house five days a week, and now you don't sleep over. It's just not that big of a deal."
Last night Jeter announced he stands "behind" Rodriguez—must be a familiar position.
Hit and Run: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to drop on May 19, exactly one week before the Yankees travel to Texas to play the Rangers.