Alex Rodriguez Reflects On Steroid Abuse And His Past With JLo

(CNN) — The best baseball player is Alex Rodriguez He talked about the mistakes he made in his personal and professional life and how they affected his growing business empire.

CNN and HBO Max’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” Rodriguez said in the interview Prohibited performance-enhancing material corruption The tarnishing of his legacy was “the most embarrassing moment of my career”.

“The hardest thing I had to do was stand up to my daughters Natasha and Ella and tell them it was daddy’s fault,” she told host Chris Wallace.

Rodriguez says he was denied a happy ending to his illustrious baseball career because of the rigid culture of professional baseball.

“I have realized my mistake and I have taken full responsibility for it,” he added.

Changes in professional baseball

The 14-time Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star said he is “optimistic” about baseball’s future. Warning signs that viewers are less motivated to watch games.

Rodriguez, He was surpassed by Albert Pujols on the MLB home run list last weekIf he were MLB commissioner, he says he would “open the floodgates” and give fans more access to America’s pastime.

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“We have to be proactive, I mean, I’ll put cameras on the guys,” he told Wallace. “The players who go to the park, I want to see at home.”

Rodriguez wanted the coverage to be expanded so fans could see the clubhouse, batting cages and bullpen.

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The World Series winner argued that MLB should plant its flag on American Independence Day, as the National Football League (NFL) does on Thanksgiving.

“If you look at the 4th of July, it’s a very open day. No football, no basketball, no football,” he said, noting that MLB’s July 4th is “all about baseball.”

“At every game, we’re going to hook these guys up, we’re going to do interviews, and everybody’s watching baseball with their families at the barbecue.”

Alex Rodriguez turns to business

Another change Rodriguez wants to make in baseball is increasing players’ financial education, such as teaching capital markets, investing and the importance of balancing a checkbook.

“More than 50% of athletes go bankrupt after days of playing,” Rodriguez said. “That’s a tragedy.”

In his post-sports career, Rodriguez focused on business. He told Wallace that his investment company, A-Rod Corp, was a “mini Berkshire Hathaway,” referring to the multinational corporation owned by the billionaire. Warren BuffettRodriguez considers himself a mentor.

A-Rod Corp. is an investment firm that houses his vast real estate holdings and private and venture capital investments.

“If we were to value our company, it would be $1 billion to $2 billion,” Rodriguez told Chris Wallace.

His relationship with Jennifer Lopez

The former shortstop also discussed his breakup with pop icon Jennifer Lopez Married actor Ben Affleck in July 2022 After she and Rodriguez ended their multi-year relationship a year ago.

“With Jennifer, look, it’s been a good experience. And for her and the kids — who are smart and beautiful and wonderful — I want the best for them,” Rodriguez said.

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According to CNN’s Chris Wallace, despite her many high-profile relationships, she now looks back on her previous relationships and Impact of 2014 suspension from MLB They have made him “husband material” for the future.

“Because of the lessons I’ve learned from my biggest mistakes, I think I’m going to be an amazing partner or post-suspension husband and father.”

CNN’s Lori Crim contributed to this story.

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