NEW YORK — Whether he’s chasing the Babe or chasin’ the babes, suspended Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez certainly has a way of creating unusual challenges for himself.
A-Rod’s latest is an off-the-field fiasco that surfaced earlier this week, when Rodriguez was allegedly banned from his upscale $30,000-a-month apartment for bringing home too many prostitutes.
The prolific diamond Lothario’s two-a-day habit of staging threesomes with comely hookers was chronicled by author Michael Gross, who dropped a dime on A-Rod in his book, “House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, The World’s Most Powerful Address.”
“I didn’t think there were that many blondes this side of Scandinavia that looked like Elle [Nordegen] and Cameron Diaz,” Gross observed when asked about A-Rod’s prodigious appetites. “Lotta Kate Hudson and Lindsay Vonn lookalikes, too. And the porn star underclass was well represented as well.”
Rodriguez, of course, has been banned from baseball for the 2014 season after his alleged supplier, Anthony Bosch, revealed his performance-enhancing drug use to Major League Baseball. A-Rod then enlisted a convicted drug dealer when he sued MLB after the suspension, only to drop the suit in the hopes of making a clean comeback next year.
While Rodriguez certainly doesn’t lack ulterior motives, Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter revealed that A-Rod had a unique one when it came to his pursuit of the ladies: Wilt Chamberlain’s claim in his biography that he slept with 20,000 women.
“He talked about it all the time in the locker room,” explained an eye-rolling Jeter, who seems to value quality over quantity in his love life. “He said he wanted to catch the ‘Big Three’ – the Babe, Barry and the Big Dipper. It was kind of an obsession. He called it the ultimate trifecta.”
Going strictly by the numbers, A-Rod still has a shot, but he may have to up his game. According to a Curbed report, A-Rod would have done 416 hookers during his two years at 15 Central Park West if he’d brought home four a week.
Chamberlain, meanwhile, had a projected stat line of 500 women a year from age 15-55 to reach the magic 20K number, according to The Atlantic.