A-Rod now dating above replacement level


In one sense, it pains me to write about this. Who cares what the Yankees are doing with their personal lives, right? In another way, though, I’m very happy to report that Alex Rodriguez has finally figured out that he can do better than a 50 (and a half) year old pop star. His latest fling: Kate Hudson. I certainly approve, as she’s a significant upgrade from Madonna. Plus, she used to be married to Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, which is all sorts of awesome. Ben’s reaction: “Dammit. I want to date Kate Hudson.” Mike’s reaction: “You know, I never thought that she was all that hot.” I’m definitely siding with Ben on this one.

That’s definitely her best movie role. For a nude, but covered, photo, go here.

Update by Mike (7:38pm): Go ahead and use this for the open thread tonight. The Knicks are in New Orleans, but otherwise all the local teams are off. Play nice.

Categories : Not Baseball


  1. jim says:

    nice job A-Rod!

    • Malcard89 says:

      eh, for a celebrity, and all the make-up people they have at their service, kate hudson isnt super gorgeous. i think the hottest current celebrity is mila kunis. and if we’re talking of all time, reese witherspoon in her 20s, WOW!

  2. A.D. says:

    thank god, the less Madonna is in the news the better

  3. CB says:

    When the tabloids write articles about ARod’s personal life you guys excoriate them for it. And rightly so.

    Who cares? This post doesn’t seem up to the professed standards of your site and that’s disappointing.

  4. Ivan says:

    I still have a hard time believing that A-Rod was really fuckin with Madonna. All serious, I really think A-Rod and Madonna were just close friends. Would A-Rod really fuck a dried up 50+ year old woman? I doubt that.

  5. Pauile says:

    I do agree that she is an upgrade over Maddona but I know this will turn into another soap opera.

  6. Steve S says:

    I just clicked on links I never want to click again…especially from RAB.

    From my perspective- Kate Hudson- definitely (not the greatest but definitely) and as for Madonna- yes at least once just to say I did so I always understood Arod.

  7. Ricky says:

    woo-hoo! Im happy for my favorite player. The Yankees upgrade their team, A-Rod upgrades his woman….all good after the Yanks missed the playoffs while A-rod dated that old thing. If he gets Megan Fox, i smell 9-yrs of BOTH Regular-Season and World-Series MVPs…

  8. Lanny says:

    Who here wouldn’t bang out Madonna for a month or two if you had the chance?

  9. Jamal G says:

    Mike’s an idiot. The only chic I want more than Kate Hudson is Alicia Keys, the chic who played Nu-Nu in “ATL” and Eva Mendez.

  10. Will says:

    Someone should tell Adam Scott about this, considering he just spend the weekend with her.

  11. Abe says:

    First of all great title.

    Second, I happen to agree with Mike. Kate Hudson is better looking than Madonna, however A-Rod should be doing much better. Think about it – they guy is raking in money and he is a good looking guy and he is ripped:


    What is clear from all this is that A-Rod just has no game with the ladies and/or a terrible personality. I mean, the guy should e nailing Giselle, Jessica Simpson or Elisha Cuthbert (please tell me sean avery is in Russia right now).

  12. Pfft…

    Still not as hot as me.

    …I kid, I kid. And besides, I’m not the cheatin’ type.

  13. emac2 says:

    She just looks like a younger Madonna to me.

    I do love a white shirt though!

  14. E-ROC says:

    Also, it’s about time A-Rod started people his own age. ;)

  15. Thirty5Thirty6 says:

    Maybe A-Rod is just using Kate to get a little closer to her mother?


  16. Artist formerly known as 'The' Steve says:

    I’m with Mike A on this. She’s cute in a girlie kinda way, but doesn’t give me any sexual vibe at all. Also, when you find out she was married to ‘Cousin It’ her stock kinda drops for me. I mean, that guy’s just skeevy.

  17. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Surprized that Arod isn’t dating Janet Dickinson.

  18. Macphisto says:

    I don’t know. Anyone who is sloppy seconds from Chris Robinson is a little skeevy to me. I think A-Rod should definitely play wingman to Derek if he wants to upgrade his dating life. Here is the gal Jeter recently was with, that is more like it: http://theblemish.com/images/2.....y-self.jpg

  19. …I’m the only female posting in this thread, aren’t I?

    I need better things to do with my time.

  20. Artist formerly known as 'The' Steve says:

    Check out this gossip column about why they broke up

    “Speculation surrounding the end of Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson’s marriage seems to be focusing on her close friendship with Owen Wilson. But there were longer-term issues. Like many rocks singers, Chris is fond of group sex and threesomes while on tour, and Black Crowes insiders had often seen Chris and Kate heading to their hotel with a keen groupie or fan in tow. But by the end of the last tour Kate was said to be tagging along like a turkey on its way to Christmas lunch.”


    Yikes. Goes on to say they were pretty much swingers, so A-Rod will be perfect for her. Not that I’ve ever heard he hangs at Le Trapeze, or every other swing club across the country.

  21. p says:

    kate hudson… not that hot

  22. pat says:

    Does going out to dinner with a group of people and hitting a bar afterward with a friend of the opposite sex really equal “dating” these days?

  23. Jamal G. says:

    I think Kate Hudson is one of those chics that have to fit your type for her to be real appealing to you. For me, I am infatuated with a petite chic, therefore, Hudson does it for me. But yeah, I can easily understand why some aren’t so up on her.

  24. E-ROC says:

    Sadly though, A-Rod has ways to go before reaching Jeter level, take Jessica Biel for example.


  25. Joseph P. says:

    You know who’s hot in that “I see you walking down the street after work” kinda way? Cobie Smulders.

    • Mike Pop says:

      This thread is just awesome.

    • Jamal G. says:

      You know who’s hot in that “Yeah, you’re cute, but I don’t ever have to worry about being jealous” sort of way? The lead singer of my all-time favorite band, Paramore’s Hayley Williams:


      • Joseph P. says:

        Oh please, tell me that “all-time favorite band” line is tongue-in-cheek.

        • Jamal G. says:

          Nope, they, along with Panic At the Disco are my top bands of all-time.

          • Joseph P. says:

            I should ban you for having a shitty taste in music.

            • Jamal G. says:

              Name your top three bands, let me see what I’m up against.

              • Joseph P. says:

                Led Zeppelin
                Public Enemy

                • Jay CT says:

                  Its sad when some people don’t even remember who those bands are/were.

                • Jamal G. says:

                  1. Never listened.
                  2. Never heard of.
                  3. I agree, they are the shit.

                  OK, so how do you feel about Three Days Grace, Fall Out Boy, Boys Like Girls, Lupe Fiasco, T.I., Eminem and Avenged Sevenfold?

                  I listen to a lot of salsa and bachata, but I’m assuming you are not a Spanish speaker.

                • Joseph P. says:

                  You’ve never HEARD OF Pantera? Holy shit.

                  As for the rest: Hate ‘em, hate them almost as much as I hate Paramore (but only because my girlfriend doesn’t play them for weeks on end), never heard ‘em (but the song by Blur was good), never heard, not familiar enough with TI, gotta love Eminem, cannot stand Avenged Sevenfold.

                • Jamal G. says:

                  Slipknot? The Offspring? My Chemical Romance? Mastodon? N.E.R.D.? Porcelain and the Tramps? Plain White T’s?

                • Mike A. says:

                  OMFG, you never heard of Pantera?

                  Dwindling it down to three will be tough, but my faves:

                  1. Strike Anywhere
                  2. Propagandhi
                  3. Pennywise

                • Joseph P. says:

                  Heh, I listened to Slipknot almost every day my senior year in high school.

                  Wait. You like Mastodon but haven’t heard of Pantera? WTF?

                  N.E.R.D. is underrated. Their last album wasn’t great, but the two before it were.

                • Jamal G. says:

                  1. Never
                  2. Heard.
                  3. Of.

                  Sorry, dude. I don’t know if it’s because I’m 19 or it’s because I’m more into pop and punk rock than the vintage stuff. I consider myself eclectic in my musical tastes, but yeah, I’ve never heard of those three.

                • Matt says:

                  I miss the days when Fall out Boy was something special. Now the stupid pre-teen girls at the camp I worked at got their hands on FOB….sigh…it gets me down to the point where I want them to make a record stretching to their hardcore roots (hell, make a grindcore album) just to get the new fanbase totally alienated.

                  A little less “Infinity on High” a lot more “Take This To Your Grave” please.

                • Mike A. says:

                  The first two bands aren’y very well known, but I thought maybe you’d heard of Pennywise, they’re pretty big.

                • Jamal G. says:

                  Unless it’s in that pop or punk genre, I really don’t discover it myself, I get it recommended to me. For instance, Mastodon, a friend of mine put me up on that. Same thing with Porcelain, that was the girlfriend’s (hell, she goes to Manson concerts) recommendation. I am a lot more into grunge, metal and death metal than I previously was, but it still isn’t my favorite genre. That’s probably why I know of Mastodon but never heard of Pantera.

                • Jamal G. says:

                  I think I may have heard the name somewhere, but I haven’t even the slightest clue if I heard even a snippet of some of their work.

                • Joseph P. says:

                  I’ll continue this thread below. It’s getting unwieldy up here.

          • Matt says:

            I liked them when they first came out. The more and more I listened to it, the worse and worse it was. Kind of like Cute Is What We Aim For, but with more synthesizers–and a reputably equally shitty live show.

            Anyone else hoping for a Midtown re-union in 09? No? Alright I’ll shut up now.

          • RichYF aka sooooo tired of the "namedrop says hello" meme says:

            Jamal, you fail so hard. Are you kidding me with that new Panic album? Awful.

            I saw Hayley when she was 15 at some track center opening for Bayside. Wasn’t really impressed.

            But seriously, Panic? Yeah their debut album has some party atmosphere moments, but get out of here with that new alb.

            • Jamal G. says:

              I loved the new direction Panic took. It’s basically like they’re telling a story with the whole album, it’s great.

              • RichYF aka sooooo tired of the "namedrop says hello" meme says:

                If you want a story, listen to The Hold Steady. But yeah, you’ve lost at least 35 cool points in my book. You’re still a better candidate for the HoF than Jim Rice though so it’s not that big of a deal.

      • Matt says:

        It annoys me that most of the boys in the “scene” (from which I’m pretty much all but removed now) think that she’s good looking. Because she isn’t. And Paramore sucks.

    • Jake H says:

      She is very hot!

  26. Jake K. says:

    I’m all for this as long as it keeps Kate Hudson from making any more movies.

  27. drew says:

    Good work Al,
    Today I am proud of A-rod.

  28. ryan says:

    kate hudson has an ass u can eat off of.

  29. Januz says:

    I am so sick of Arod and his conquests. I wish he would be as successful in playoff situations. This clown is the only thing negative about the Yankee offseason. I say leave his romances to People Magazine, and the other similiar magazines.
    I will say one thing though, about Megan Fox, she is the most aptly named star in motion picture history. A total FOX.

  30. Gsloot says:

    Baseball perspective for a second…

    Don’t you feel more comfortable with A-Rod and Madonna. I don’t think Madonna is hot anymore, but she has stayed in pretty good shape into her fifties. We got a-Rod for 9 more years. A little kabala would do him well, if he could even get half as ripped as Madonna.

  31. itsaer says:

    Madonna and A-Rod are still together. The other people linked to them are just distraction for the gossipers.

  32. Joseph P. says:

    Jamal, if you are into metal, I suggest you do the following.

    1) Go to iTunes
    2) Download Vulgar Display of Power by Pantera
    3) Listen and repeat

    I suspect we might not hear from you for a couple of days.

    • Jamal G. says:

      What’s your main genre?

      Oh, and I find number one amusing. Honestly, Joe, who downloads music legally?

      • Matt says:

        I still buy CDs occasionally….

      • Joseph P. says:

        I switch among

        hip-hop (PE, Roots, NWA, Black Star, DMC, Snoop, Dre, Biggy, Pac, Beastie Boys…basically, all the shit suburban white kids like)

        metal (Pantera, Metallica, In Flames, Megadeth, Machine Head, the first Killswitch Engage album, Iron Maiden, Dethklok)

        classic rock (zep, Deep Purple, Jimi, The Who, The Kinks, Dire Straits, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Aerosmith, etc.)

        punk (Pennywise, NOFX, The Clash, The Ramones, Bad Religion, No Doubt (Tragic Kingdom only, really), Reel Big Fish, Sublime, Rancid/Op Ivy)

        and then some other, strange shit, like chili peppers, radiohead, nirvana, smashing pumpkins, Tenacious D, Stuck Mojo, Tool, The Urge, Weezer, N.E.R.D….I could go on forever.

      • Joseph P. says:

        And yeah, I didn’t want to be doing anything illegal here. I’m reading up on intellectual property law and practices. Don’t want to get caught up in ANY of that shit.

    • Mike A. says:

      Best. Album. Cover. Ever.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Heh, my HS Art teacher asked me if I ever listened to the Dropkick Murphys. I am debating whether to ever speak to him again. Seriously, he tells me they’re good, but I think I would spontaneously combust the second I get within ten feet of Yankee Stadium.

      • Matt says:

        I listen to them. They came to UConn and put on a great live show. I wore a Yankee shirt to the show.

        • RichYF aka sooooo tired of the "namedrop says hello" meme says:

          I’m Class of ’06. What’s your major?

          Only concert I went to at UConn was when Chris Carrabba showed up on Valentine’s Day. I think I remember when Dropkick Murphy’s was there. I “graduated” in ’07

          • Matt says:

            English, Class of 2009. Last semester coming up. Oof. Here comes the real world.

            I was at Hofstra for the Fall 05/Spring 06 semesters and Straylight Run played. That was badass for sure. I met them–awesome dudes/chick.

            • RichYF aka sooooo tired of the "namedrop says hello" meme says:

              Yeah Straylight opened for him. I immediately downloaded everything I could find by them. She’s got a sick little voice.

              Small world, eh?

              • Matt says:

                For real.

                Michelle has since left the band, though. =(

                A few weeks ago, I found a mix of mine that had their five original demos on it from when John and Shaun first left Taking Back Sunday. I remember sitting online waiting for them to come out and being so pumped. The only thing that compares to that was the anticipation for Midtown’s latest (2004) album and the Brand New demos released before “The Devil and God…”

              • Mike A. says:

                If you’re into bands with chick singers, check out Tsunami Bomb. They broke up a few years ago, but any of their four albums is worth it.

      • Mike A. says:

        They used to be good. Then the Red Sox got ahold of ‘em.

    • RichYF aka sooooo tired of the "namedrop says hello" meme says:

      1. Go to iTunes
      2. Download Your Retro Career Melted by The Faint
      3. ??????
      4. Profit.

  33. Jay CT says:

    Check out FanGraphs. They got pitcher values now. My boy Sheets is crying for a contract. He has been very worth it, and I was SHOCKED at Derek Lowe’s value. That changed my opinion a great deal.

  34. RichYF aka sooooo tired of the "namedrop says hello" meme says:

    I think we need to start a “help the young learn what good music really sounds like” Hint: It’s not Boys Like Girls.

    • Matt says:

      Awful, awful band.

      • RichYF aka sooooo tired of the "namedrop says hello" meme says:

        Keyword: NOT. *Someone* said he (or she) enjoys BLG. And I threw up in my mouth a little. Luckily, I was able to swallow it.

      • Jamal G. says:

        I love that band. Have you really listened to them or just made a predetermined opinion because of their fan-base?

        • RichYF aka sooooo tired of the "namedrop says hello" meme says:

          I have listened to their album. At least 15 times. I knew it was bad after the first run through, but I like to be thorough.

        • Matt says:

          No, I just straight don’t like ‘em.

          For the last like..six months or so?…I’ve been on this kick listening to old stuff that makes me long for the days when music moved me and it just bums me out…sigh…

  35. Jamal G. says:

    I hope a pretty, young thing walks by Harold Reynolds in the office.

  36. Jamal G. says:

    Oh shit, the second night of the “24″ season premiere is about to start.

  37. Peter Lacock says:

    It’s pretty obvious that not only do most of you guys know very litle about baseball but you know even less about women. It’s OK, You’ll find out when you grow up.

  38. Manimal says:

    LOL @ Irony

    You warned about a pic that showed nothing but the picture with with post is NSFW, her shirt is see through!

  39. Manimal says:

    Looks like I missed a good debate of music and women preferences. Darn.

  40. Mike A. says:

    Wow. 24′s already breaking out the twists.

  41. Jamal G. says:

    I can’t believe Chloe and Bill are back, fuckin’ aye!

  42. Matt says:

    “Jedi” is on.

    Give me “Empire” or give me death!

  43. VO says:

    Seriously guys great thread, this may get the most comments ever

  44. Thirty5Thirty6 says:

    Well, I am a bit late to the music conversation, but I think if you have never heard of Bayside, you should definitely check them out. Another awesome band is Boys Night Out. The album Trainwreck is kind of like a rock-opera.

    • Matt says:

      BNO is alright.

      And I don’t care what anyone says, “American Idiot” is a solid album. The singles were played out but just about every other track on that album was solid.

      • Jamal G. says:

        Agree 100%. Same thing with Evanescence (how the uck did I forget to mention them?). Evanescence is easily in my top five.

        • Matt says:

          Giant “meh” to Evanesence.

          Who else can we bring into this musical merry-go-round….

          I don’t listen to much classic rock but Creedence Clearwater Revival brings the ma’ fuckin’ pwn.

        • steve (different one) says:


        • Thirty5Thirty6 says:


          I don’t I could back you up on Panic and some of F.O.B., but Evanescence? Maybe it’s just because of where I am from.

          I don’t know if I could narrow it down to five.

          Bayside, Boys Night Out, Chiodos, Saosin, New Found Glory, Ramones, Sublime, Unwritten Law, Nirvana, The Killers, Pennywise, Queen, Rage Against The Machine. I could go on and on and on…

          • Thirty5Thirty6 says:

            Add Weezer.

            I’m listening to some Bloodhound Gang. They are truly awesome. Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo, Mope, and Bad Touch for examples.

            • Joseph P. says:

              Regrets I’ve had a few
              First and foremost I’d like to mention you
              For the sake of conversation we’ll call you the Brand New Heavy
              Your a mix between an Ugnaut and Eugene Levy
              You can call it big-boned, I prefer to call it gut
              You’re Buddha you’re Shamu you’re Jabba the fuckin’ Hutt
              You had harpoon scars and your boobies were hairy
              I smelt tuna melt but I wasn’t gonna worry
              It was 3 A.M. and I wasn’t gettin’ squat
              So I rolled you up in flour and aimed it for the wet spot

              Bonus for anyone who digs the Brand New Heavies.

      • Thirty5Thirty6 says:

        American Idiot. Mmm. I don’t know I love me some Green Day, but that album just seemed like they were jumping on the political music bandwagon. After that all the sudden there are all these kids that know absolutely nothing about politics thinking they know everything. Annoying.

        • Matt says:

          Two songs is hardly jumping on the political music bandwagon.

          But I see what you mean. I used to steal “Dookie” from my sister all the time. I learned the words to “Basket Case” and “When I Come Around” before I learned the words to “the Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful.”

          • Thirty5Thirty6 says:

            Dookie was the first CD I ever bought. American Idiot isn’t a bad CD, I just was keen on the aftermath that it brought.

      • Joseph P. says:

        I’m more of a 1,039 Smoothed-Out Slappy Hours kinda guy.

  45. UWS says:

    You all are dirty man-whores.

  46. rickross says:

    back to babes. I’ll start.
    Sophie Monk A+

  47. barry says:

    No Homo because I ain’t Tony Romo, but this post reminded me of why I love this blog.
    Cheers to Beers?

  48. Man I haven’t watched 24 since the first season when the plot was actually believable.

    I’m watching the Dark Knight right now…and while I love my TV it simply isn’t as impressive as the two times I saw it in IMAX. Alas, an IMAX screen won’t fit in my apartment!

  49. Jamal G. says:

    Jack Bauer is such a bad-ass.

  50. Mike A. says:

    Heh, how do you know you suck at life? When your commemorative patch for the inaugural season of your new stadium is being made fun of on the front page of Yahoo.

    The Mets fail at everything.

  51. BigBlueAL says:

    For sure I am the only person here watching the Knicks game.

  52. Jamal G. says:

    Oh, Good Charlotte is another big band of mine.

  53. Greg P says:

    Fishbone…the band the Bosstones wanted to be when they grew up.

  54. Zach Sanders says:

    FINALLY! A-Rod has moved on to something better after dating that old hag.

    Im with Ben and Joe on this one, she is freakin hot!

  55. Greg P says:

    Brook Lopez is the real deal. Top 3-5 center by this time next year. Any other Nets fans here?

  56. A.D. says:

    So far the Nationals haven’t offered enough for Nick Swisher, but at the least he provides leverage to use on the team’s free agent targets.

    Interesting nugget from MLBTR

  57. Me, I’m a Bon Jovi person, but I have an excuse–I’m a Jersey girl!

  58. Joseph P. says:

    Okay, I’m going to throw a band out there that I think, or at least hope, we can all hate on equally:


  59. Jamal G. says:

    ESPN 2 is showing the Super Bowl highlights of the Giants’ upset over the *Pats.

  60. Dave P. says:

    Question regarding the new Yankee Stadium.
    Anyone know if the food court in centerfield will be acessible to all fans or will it be just for the bleachers? My kids are about that age where they can enjoy being at a ballpark and I would hope they can experience the whole stadium.

  61. I am going to mention this band once more. Seriously, I think everyone who has not heard them click on my name and head over to there Myspace.


    Anthony Raneri, the lead singer, has an awesome voice, and the lyrics are awesome.

  62. Chris says:

    Nickelback, Shinedown, Seether, Trapt, Royal Bliss, Theory of a Deadman, 10 Years, 12 Stones…c’mon guys, get with the program. That’s good music right there.

  63. ansky says:

    wow this went from mediocre woman peeping thread into horrible music thread. yowza…but Joe P is on the right track

  64. [...] Alex Rodriguez is now dating Kate Hudson. Ben’s reaction: “Dammit. I want to date Kate Hudson.” Mike’s reaction: “You know, i never (thought) that she was all that hot.” I’m definitely siding with Ben on this one. [...]

  65. Duke says:

    Alyssa Milano is one hot bitch that A-Knob should have been banging before she got engaged. Wait a minute, banging babes who were hitched at the time never was a problem for The Big Choke. Feel free to doggy Alyssa, Alex.

  66. bebop says:

    Great movie but who cares who he’s boffing

  67. TJ says:

    ARod is just using Kate Hudson to get to her mother Goldie Hawn….she’s about 60…right up his grandma loving alley!

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