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Morning Mail: A-Rod disputes these credit card charges, sir!

Mar 20, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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So Alex Rodriguez took his 20-year-old niece, Michelle Silva, and his girlfriend, Torrie Wilson, shopping recently at the Blue & Cream boutique on the Bowery, and the damage on his AmEx Black Card was $17,600. So far so good. But according to the New York Post, Silva’s mother then wanted her daughter to take back the expensive clothes, fearing that A-Rod was spoiling her. But the store won’t take them back. A-Rod is furious! Wait … is this an episode of The Real Housewives of New York City?

A store rep said Wilson was being price conscious, but Rodriguez’s niece kept “throwing in more and more clothes.” When his niece took the expensive clothes home, the Post was told her mother thought it was too much, and they tried to return some.

But Blue & Cream only takes clothing back for store credit, so now Rodriguez is disputing the charges.

A store rep told the Post:

“It’s ridiculous. Completely ridiculous. We have security tapes and coverage of him at the checkout counter. We’re completely not in the wrong.”

The lesson for all you Little Leaguers out there? It comes from this sentence in the Post story:

Rodriguez “joked around with the saleswomen while the girls shopped,”

Always keep your eye on the ball, especially when women are shopping and your credit card is involved. Rookie mistake.


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  1. florida727 - Mar 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    You do realize that this little “shopping spree” amounted to a whopping 0.07% of A-Rod’s ANNUAL salary, right? Yeah, that’s SEVEN-ONE-HUNDREDTHS OF ONE PERCENT of his ANNUAL income. You know where sympathy is found in the dictionary, right? Right in between sh*t and syphilis.

  2. jimeejohnson - Mar 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    I instantly thought the same thing as you, florida727! So much for trickle down economics. A-Rod could donate the clothing to charity, but the rich tend to be selfish.

  3. yournuts - Mar 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Never shop at any store that only gives store credits. This is basic shopping 101. It usually eans that the clothes are substandard and the store does not stand behing the clothes.