A-Wuss Fainted at Baby's Birth: Wife

A-Rod 'real wimpy' when it comes to medical situations
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2008 8:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – A close-up look at childbirth when his first daughter was on the way knocked slugger Alex Rodriguez out cold, AP reports. "One nurse had a cloth on his head. The other nurse had the blood pressure cuff on his arm, and I'm there, in the middle of labor," wife Cynthia told YESterdays in an interview airing tonight.

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"As tough and big as he seems, he is real wimpy around doctors or any type of medical situation," she added. "I don't know why I thought the birth of our child would be different." The third baseman didn't get a chance to tough out witnessing the birth of second daughter Ella last month. He rushed to Miami from New York but missed the birth by 10 minutes. (Read more Alex Rodriguez stories.)

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