A-Rod can’t buy time at country club

Saturday, August 25, 2001
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A-Rod can’t buy time at country club

It might be a common hangout for Dallas’ quarter-of-a-billionaires, but don’t expect to see Alex Rodriguez at the Dallas Country Club.

The Rangers shortstop with the $252 million contract said he inquired about joining the exclusive club because he lives nearby, but he changed his mind after finding out how difficult it is to get in.

“Right now, I’m not really interested in doing it,” he said Friday.

The New York Post’s Page Six gossip column reported Friday that Mr. Rodriguez had “struck out” in his attempt to gain membership. The tabloid quoted a club member who said the process could mean a two- or three-year delay, even for A-Rod.

In that case, says Mr. Rodriguez, he’ll take a pass.

— Joshua Benton and Gerry Fraley