Benched A-Rod Was Flirting With Cute Fans

Alex Rodriguez apparently more concerned with the ladies...

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 16, 2012 10:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – As the Yankees were losing to the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS opener Saturday night, Alex Rodriguez had just one thing on his mind: procuring the phone number of one of the lovely ladies sitting behind the dugout. Witnesses tell the New York Post that A-Rod, after being pulled from the lineup for poor performance, started openly flirting with the two women, and had a ball boy toss a ball to them after writing a note on it asking for the digits.

"One of the girls wrote on the ball and threw it back at A-Rod, who gave her a big smile," an onlooker says. "They exchanged a few glances after that." Says another, "I was absolutely stunned that even A-Rod would not be focusing on such a critical game, supporting his teammates, and was instead more interested in adding another couple of phone numbers to what must be a very, very large collection." But when Derek Jeter broke his ankle, the flirtation apparently screeched to a halt. For those keeping track at home, yes, Rodriguez does have a girlfriend: wrestler Torri Wilson.

Torrie Wilson, girlfriend of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, sits in his box during the Yankees 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in their baseball game in New York, May 22, 2012.
Torrie Wilson, girlfriend of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, sits in his box during the Yankees 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in their baseball game in New York, May 22, 2012.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the second inning of Game 2 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in New York.
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the second inning of Game 2 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in New York.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the sixth inning during Game 1 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in New York.
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the sixth inning during Game 1 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in New York.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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