Download e-book for kindle: A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts

By Selena Roberts

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Alex Rodriguez is the highest-paid participant within the historical past of baseball, a once-in-a-generation expertise poised to wreck a number of the sport's so much hallowed files. In 2007 he turned the youngest participant, at 32, ever to hit 500 domestic runs, solidifying his prestige because the maximum participant in the fashionable video game, and months later he signed a freelance that will preserve him with the Yankees throughout the finish of his occupation. His acceptance replaced vastly in February 2009 while Selena Roberts broke the scoop in activities Illustrated that A-Rod had used performance-enhancing medicines in the course of his 2003 MVP season with the Texas Rangers. Her file brought on a contrite Rodriguez to admit unlawful drug use in the course of his 2001–2003 seasons with the Rangers, who had signed him to the most costly agreement in significant League Baseball heritage. even supposing he admitted to 3 seasons of steroid use, the fellow teammates name "A-Fraud" was once nonetheless hiding the reality. within the first definitive biography of Alex Rodriguez, Roberts assembles the strands of a strange and striking lifestyles: from his boyhood in manhattan and the Dominican Republic via his near-mythic highschool occupation and speedy song to the large leagues, the complete of A-Rod's profession mirrors the increase and fall of the steroid new release. Roberts is going past the sensational headlines, probing A-Rod's adolescence to bare a guy torn by way of legal responsibility to his kin and the pull of his insatiable hedonism, a conflict--epitomized by means of his courting with Madonna and devotion to Kabbalah--that ended in the tip of his six-year marriage. Roberts sheds new gentle on A-Rod's abuse of performance-enhancing medications, a tradition he appears to be like to have began as early as highschool and that prolonged into his Yankee years. She chronicles his secretive actual property offers, will get contained in the negotiations for his most up-to-date record-breaking agreement with the Yankees, and examines the insecurities that compel him to hunt aid from a motivational guru prior to each online game. In A-Rod, Roberts captures baseball's maximum participant as a sad determine in pinstripes: the guy as soon as thought of the fresh exception of the steroid new release printed as an unmistakable made of its greed and dissolution.

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At that time I didn’t know the difference. They were all sitting right behind the fence, and I remember thinking, They’re not letting me see my brother play! ” Susy could see enough of Alex on the field that day to know he went three for four with a home run. Seventy-two scouts showed up for his second game. “Newspaper headlines called me Superman,” Alex once recalled of his high school days. “It was a crazy time. ” Who was looking out for him? His mother cared deeply about Alex’s welfare, but she was working two jobs.

Well, tenth grade you had an okay year,” Hofman told him. “Next year everyone will get to know you, and in twelfth grade you’ll be the number one pick in the country. ” The Phenom of Westminster 45 The vote of confidence was exhilarating for Alex . . and scary as hell. The number one pick in the country? “He raised the stakes,” Alex said of Hofman. ” The pressure of expectations may have tended to make Alex cut corners when no shortcuts were necessary. Former classmates say he asked them how to cheat on tests.

Hofman filled his rosters with eye-catching size for a tiny school. His lineups looked more minor league than prep level to opponents. “We used to play them regularly, and his kids were always much bigger than our kids,” Baker says. ” In the early 1990s, few teams had the size advantage Westminster boasted. Soon enough, Alex would fit right in after undergoing a before-and-after-worthy body makeover. Hofman would drift by the school’s weight room and hear the barbells ringing like wind chimes. One single student was in there huffing and blowing out through lifts.

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