New York, NY–I couldn’t help but notice this wonderful headline–Cynthia Rodriguez To Let A-Rod See Children (wxii12.com, 7/10/08):
Cynthia Rodriguez has agreed to let her husband, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (pictured together), see the couple’s two children, the New York Post reported.
Cynthia Rodriguez filed for divorce from the All-Star on Monday, citing his citing his “extramarital affairs and other marital misconduct.” Alex Rodriguez was linked to Madonna before his wife sued for divorce. He was also spotted with a stripper last summer.
The newspaper reported Wednesday that Cynthia Rodriguez was making it difficult for A-Rod to see his two children — Natasha, 3, and Ella, two months. But on Thursday the Post reported that Alex Rodriguez will be able to see his daughters Friday in Toronto, where the Yankees will play the Blue Jays…
Cynthia Rodriguez has asked for primary custody of their children, as well as child support and alimony.
Both A-Rod and Madonna deny the rumors of a sexual liaison, but A-Rod did have an affair with a woman last year, earning the nickname “Stray-Rod.” Still, there’s no excuse for Cynthia Rodriguez to impede the relationship between A-Rod and his daughters. She’s a psychologist–you’d think she’d know better.
I also can’t help but be annoyed that lately when we do see media coverage of the problem of mothers blocking fathers’ access to their children, it’s only been in divorces with cheating husbands–Peter Cook/Christie Brinkley and here with A-Rod. In most divorces, that’s not the case.
I’ve defended Rodriguez’s much-maligned reputation as a baseball player a couple times–see my blog post Athletes’ Attitude Towards Fans and A-Rod’s Revenge.