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Alex Rodriguez denies having ‘Minotaur’ painting of himself in his home

Dec 10, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

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Quite frankly it’s my favorite rumored baseball item: Alex Rodriguez has a painting of himself as a centaur in his home. But attempting to throw cold water on my delight, Rodriguez came forth to deny the rumor on Sunday. Rodriguez, to the New York Daily News:

“No, I do not have a painting of my upper body on a Minotaur,” he told Confidenti@l at a toy drive over the weekend. “I don’t know where they get that stuff.”

Well, “they get that stuff” from one of Rodriguez’s former girlfriends. US Weekly brought us the the story in 2009.

The story, first reported by Us Weekly in 2009, had a former fling of A-Rod’s claiming two “centaur” paintings hung above the third baseman’s bed. But Rodriguez’s current girlfriend, former pro wrestler Torrie Wilson, told us she’s never seen any such artwork in A-Rod’s pad. Rodriguez hosted a couple parties in his Miami home during the festival, where he showed off his classic Warhols and Basquiats as well as contemporary works by Adam McEwen and Jayson Musson.

There’s a plot hole in Rodriguez’s denial, however. A-Rod claims that he has no “Minotaur” paintings of himself. But as you surely know from you classical history studies, a Minotaur is a mythical beast with the head of a bull and the body of a human. A Centaur, on the other hand, has the head and torso of a human and the body of a horse. Completely different creature, which Rodriguez did not reference.

Then there is the faun — half human, half goat. Insert your own Steve Bartman joke here.

  1. Glenn - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    A-Rod and Bartman are both all goat.