New York Yankees: Why Cameron Diaz Is Not Good for A-Rod or the Team

Kate ConroySenior Analyst IIJanuary 7, 2011

NEW YORK - APRIL 07:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees is cheered by the fans after hitting a game winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on April 7, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees won 10-7.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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If you want to date New York Yankees star third baseman Alex Rodriguez, your resume better read: blond, Hollywood actress, small chest and athletic build.
When A-Rod started to date Kate Hudson, the rumors were hard to believe Goldie’s daughter would fancy such an insecure womanizer.
When Hudson showed up at the ballpark in A-Rod’s seats, it confirmed every Yankee fans worst nightmare. Hudson could become an off-the-field distraction for the Yankees best player and that would be seen as unacceptable.
Closing down the greatest baseball park in 2008, along with missing the playoffs was enough embarrassment in the Bronx already. Yankee fans, along with the NY media, didn’t hide their concern regarding the relationship.
That sentiment came and went pretty fast, as A-Rod became different and he started to mesh in as part of the team. Smiling and relaxed, A-Rod did his job without the stress and it was contagious in the clubhouse.
Hudson became a fixture at Yankee Stadium. She came early, stayed through the ninth inning and cheered like a baseball fan. The other Yankee wives loved her as she was photographed with CC, AJ, Damon and Jorge’s wives having a blast.
Obviously she was smitten with A-Rod, but baseball is not an easy game to sit through, day after day after day, if you don’t love the game.
Regardless, A-Rod was at his best and the Yankees won the 2009 World Series. Hudson was beloved in NYC; she did what no one else could by loosening A-Rod up.
Much to Yankee fans demise, A-Rod wound up dumping Hudson, as it was too much to fast.
A-Rod is allowed to date whomever he wants, as long as he plays well on the field. It is no secret that A-Rod gets caught up with the ladies and he is an emotional guy, so things have to be good outside of baseball, too.
That is where Cameron Diaz factors in, as her and A-Rod seem to be back on again.
In the 2010 season, A-Rod tanked in the postseason and the team choked, getting waxed in the ALCS but the Texas Rangers.
The months of August and September were not so pretty either, as A-Rod spent time on the DL and his homerun and RBI numbers went down.
The team felt the affects, as with most clean-up hitters the team follows their hot and cold streaks. This theory is true with A-Rod, as it has been proven that the Yankees are better when he is on.
Diaz and A-Rod started dating back in July of 2010. The same time that flashes of the old A-Rod were starting to show.
Diaz was never at a game, unless she came in cameo and sat in the bullpen. Rumor was that A-Rod didn’t invite her to the games, actually he was so hush-hush about Diaz it seemed to stress him out.
Diaz personality seems very “all-about herself”. She smokes, loves tequila shots and doesn’t want children, as she said they would get in her way.
A-Rod is not a drinker, he doesn’t smoke and he is a father of two beautiful little girls. Doesn’t sound like much of a match, right?
Regardless, A-Rod doesn’t have the 2009 twinkle in his eyes anymore. Pictures with Diaz come across as taxing for him.
A-Rod does like to be around A-list celebrities, and Hudson is way higher on that list than Diaz ever will be so it would seem this is not very serious for the slugger.
As far as Yankee fans are concerned, Diaz better enjoy these last few weeks with A-Rod. Fact is fact, and if he loved Diaz, like he did Hudson, she would be right by his side in the Bronx.
Trust me, Diaz might be a star but that won’t stop the wrath of pissed off Yankee fans, who will blame her for taking the fun out of our best player, again.