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Shocker! Ballplayer out a few hours after work!

The New York press is all in a tizzy because Alex Rodriguez -- who sat out Friday and Saturday -- was spotted tripping the light fantastic with Kate Hudson into the wee hours of Friday night/Saturday morning:

Was Alex Rodriguez out partying with actress Kate Hudson on the same night the Yankees sat him because of fatigue? The Palm Beach Post reported on Sunday that A-Rod and K-Hud were partying until 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning in Miami Beach and left together in the back seat of a chauffeured German luxury car. Reached on Sunday by Newsday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said: “I have no idea whether that’s even accurate, so I wouldn’t be able to comment on it.”

Here’s a comment: when your workday lasts from roughly 4pm-11pm like A-Rod’s does, being out at 2:30am is the equivalent of you or me being out at 9pm or so. Why is this a big deal, especially given that it had already been announced that he wasn’t playing on Saturday? I’d have a much bigger problem if he was spotted doing the hustle with his bum hip, but I’m guessing he just spent the evening sipping Courvoisier and lying to Hudson about how much he enjoys her films.

Oh, and if I see the term “K-Hud” again, I’m going to unhook my Internets and move to a fishing village in Newfoundland because that stuff’s just wrong.