Alex Rodriguez was with his wife when his wife was giving birth to his daughter recently. According to Cynthia Rodriguez, Alex Rodriguez’s wife, Alex wasn’t exactly Mr. Clutch or Mr. Calm, Cool and Collected in the delivery room.
“As tough and big as he seems, he is real wimpy around doctors or any type of medical situation,” said Cynthia Rodriguez to YES. “I don’t know why I thought the birth of our child would be different. In the middle of the night, I realized that I needed to go to the hospital. I wake him up. The first thing that comes out of his mouth, ‘Can we call your mother?’ And I started, ‘No. Let’s wait and make sure that I am in labor, and make sure that, you know, it’s the middle of the night.’ And go to the hospital and everything. And finally, a few hours later, I said, ‘I think you can call my mom now.’
“Uh, and the color came back to his face when I told him he could call my mom. And then forget it. I was like not even having a baby; he was the one. The one nurse had a cold cloth on his head. The other nurse had the blood pressure on his arm. And my mother was like rubbing his back. And he is passed out on a couch. And I am there, in the middle of labor. And really, I am not being paid much attention to besides the doctor and a couple of nurses. And he is there moaning. In between pushing, I am going, ‘Honey, are you OK?’ And are you breathing? Are you OK?’ ”
This probably isn’t the type of news fans of the New York Yankees want to be hearing about Alex Rodriguez. The man who has routinely disappeared in October is also wilting under pressure of child birth?
Rodriguez is currently out injured for the Yankees. He is on the DL as he recovers from a strained quadriceps muscle. He’s expected to soon travel to the team’s spring-training facility in Florida to begin a rehab regimen. Joining Rodriguez in Florida will be fellow injured Yankees Jorge Posada and Phil Hughes.