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Child labor

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff May 7, 2008 07:45 AM

Could any one statement possibly sum up Alex Rodriguez more succinctly than what his wife revealed about the birth of their first child?

"As tough and big as he seems, he is real wimpy around doctors or any type of medical situation," Cynthia Rodriguez said. "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?'"

What a rock. Rodriguez also wound up 10 minutes late for the birth of his second child last month, proving once again that…ah, the joke’s too easy. Envisioning A-Rod passed out while being fanned and fed grapes while his wife screams out from the agony of birth is just too perfect.

12 comments so far...
  1. he even fails in the clutch for his wife...

    Posted by Matt L. May 7, 08 05:23 PM
  1. What a wimp...I guess the Arroyo glove slap still holds true:

    Mr. April
    Mrs. October!

    Posted by Nick May 7, 08 07:08 PM
  1. I was reading about this yesterday. Freakin' hilarious.

    Posted by Sullz May 7, 08 07:30 PM
  1. Anyone in their right mind would be anxious about the birth of their first child...................this is just more ridiculous red sox banter....you guys STILL have such an inferiority complex against the Yankees, even though you're the defending champs......pathetic. Go buy some more pink hats and do the wave in the 9th inning of a close game...

    Posted by rob May 7, 08 07:41 PM
  1. can't believe those hamburger helper gloves he wears aren't sterile for moments like these.

    Posted by Pieretti May 7, 08 10:46 PM
  1. ^^^^^^^^hahahahahaha

    what a loser.

    Posted by Pete Stacker May 8, 08 02:08 AM
  1. Rob - It was his SECOND kid - not his first.

    Posted by Soxchick May 8, 08 08:46 AM
  1. Soxchick- Rob is talking about A-Rod passing out for the birth of his FIRST child.


    Posted by Sean Brice May 8, 08 09:16 AM
  1. Rob, I was studying in Europe last summer and saw pink, teal, and light green yankees hats for sale in shops. Its not just a redsox problem. The pink hat is a league wide problem. so you're 0-2 so far...maybe you should stick to the NY daily news and other such tabloids and leave the globe to us grown-ups.

    Posted by Jack Leonard May 8, 08 09:51 AM
  1. Instead of focusing on one segment of the show, you should have watched the entire thing to become aware of his intelligence, talent, generosity, and good humor. Many very strong men cannot stand to see their wives in pain. This is a strength, not a weakness.

    You just won two World Series. Stop concentrating on the Yankees and get over yourselves.

    Posted by Blanche May 8, 08 09:58 AM
  1. this isn't concentrating on the Yankees. Its bagging on ARod, and fans from EVERY team do this....because its fun.


    Posted by Krystyn May 9, 08 12:55 PM
  1. Gawd, NYY, get over it. We laugh at ourselves too. Check out Dirt Dogs. No one is "safe," even our own boys. Give me a break. As always (with the Ortiz buried shirt), you people have no sense of humor. None.

    Posted by SoxySusan May 9, 08 04:27 PM
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