Alex Rodriguez has many high-profile ex-girlfriends. Among them is Anne Wojcicki, the founder of a mail-order genetics testing company. The New York Times did a profile on Wojcicki and one of the topics covered was her relationship with A-Rod. Via NYT:
“When I started dating Alex,” Ms. Wojcicki says, “my mom was like, ‘What’s an A-Rod?’ I was like, ‘Mom, that’s his name.’”
Being a math wiz, Ms. Wojcicki proceeded to learn every stat. When Mr. Rodriguez saw her watching a YouTube show called “Physics Girl” and asked her what it was, she told him, “It’s like the YES Network but for physics.”
The two enjoyed their cultural-collision romance, once Ms. Wojcicki installed TV sets in her house so A-Rod could watch baseball.
So A-Rod dated someone who didn’t own a television. And then she got a couple TV sets and suddenly she’s comparing things to YES. (I really hope she took the time to call someone the Michael Kay of physics.) Wojcicki’s mother also weighed in on the relationship. It is… something.
“I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man,” Esther Wojcicki told me. “He came from a Hispanic family. We liked them, they were very sweet. He seemed to be genuinely in love with Anne. But I right away figured out this was a mismatch. He had no academic background. We couldn’t have an intellectual conversation about anything. His main interest in life was something that none of us had ever focused on, which was baseball. He could park himself in front of a TV and watch baseball for 10 hours a day. He wasn’t even sure he wanted to go on the yacht with Anne because the TV might not be working. I wish J-Lo all the luck in the world.”
After reading that full quote, I really don’t think A-Rod was the problem. He was focused on his profession, which turned into his current job as an analyst.