I’m not sure what to make of Alex Rodriguez’s claim that Selena Roberts “stalked” him in the leadup to this weekend’s story, but it’s certainly the case that Rodriguez has been in Roberts’ sights for a long time. Let’s take the wayback machine to December 7, 2007, when Roberts ran a hatchet job on A-Rod in the pages of the New York Times.
For those of you too busy or too lazy to click the link, the upshot was that Roberts snooped around A-Rod’s Miami business and charitable interests and found some mildly unflattering things. The article itself, however, was full of over-the-top bombast and even distortion, all of which made Roberts’ disdain for Rodriguez abundantly clear.
Like I said, it doesn’t detract from the current story, which appears to be straight up and factual, but it certainly should put us on guard for what Roberts writes in order to capitalize on this big scoop. Like, say, the A-Rod book she has written and which will soon be published.