As we watch A-Rod's tabloid excoriation across our tabloid media this weekHe's having an affair with Madonna! No, it's only spiritual! He dates strippers and bodybuilders! He's a bad dad!it's worth considering that the breakup that has landed A-Rod in his predicament isn't necessarily the one with his wife, Cynthia; it's the one he had with Scott Boras last October.
Over the past sixteen years, Boras was the one constant in A-Rod's life. A-Rod's job was simple: Hit baseballs a very long way. Boras, his agent, managed his money, public image, contract negotiations, you name it. Then, when negotiations with the Yankees went haywire, he dumped Boras, and Madonna's longtime manager, Guy Oseary, was hired to remake A-Rod's image. Which has happened now, spectacularly.