A-Rod photo spread raises eyebrows

March 17, 2009 3:29:51 PM PDT
Alex Rodriguez is making headlines and once again it's not for his work on the baseball field. The Yankee third baseman took part in a new photo spread in the men's magazine, Details. And if the photo spread was meant to raise eyebrows, it certainly does.

The photos show a very different side of A-Rod. He strikes certain poses and one picture shows A-Rod kissing himself in front of a mirror.

"A-Rod is a flawed public figure. I think this is the future of A-Rod, looks modally, " says Colin Cowherd from ESPN radio who looked at the pictures shown in Details magazine and spent the next segment on the air talking about the new Rodriguez look.

"A-Rod is more self aware, a little narcissistic and tremendously gifted. When he was in high school, pro scouts said he one of best baseball talents they've ever seen."

A-Rod, who is recovering from hip surgery and still trying to resurrect himself after admitting to steroids, did not talk about his drug use in the article, even though he knew during the interview that his steroid scandal was already ticking and about to explode. In the article, A-Rod was asked about swimmer Michael Phelps and his troubles. The home run hitter is quoted saying, "You've got to put yourself in a position that, no matter who has what, the truth will be revealed."

Rodriguez could have been speaking about himself.

As for the photo shoot, the article says the ballplayer had a few drinks and was completely at ease with the poses.

"I think mirror, mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all. Mirrors speak to vanity. A-Rod looks good," says Alex Bhattacharji from Details magazine. But it appears fans aren't as in love with A-Rod as he appears to be with himself. Robert Fuentes is one of those fans. "He likes the mirror way too much. I'm not one of those dudes." Web Produced by Maura Sweeney


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