A source told Smith and Mohr that Rodriguez and Lopez have been “seeing each other for a few months.”
“They are really into each other because they have so much in common — from their Latin roots, to their love of New York, and their kids,” the source added.
Rodriguez, who retired from Major League Baseball last August, recently accepted a job as a full-timeMLB analyst with Fox Sports following trial runs as part of the network’s postseason studio coverage in 2015 and 2016.
Rodriguez, 41, has also spent time around the Yankees during spring training in his new role as a special advisor to the Bronx Bombers.
Speaking to reporters in Tampa, Florida, Rodriguez explained he’ll try to help some of the Yankees’ younger players get acclimated to life in the Big Apple since he’s familiar with the intense spotlight the city invites.
“There’s so much that’s expected here in New York, and it’s so difficult to play in New York,” he said, per the New York Times‘ Billy Witz. “And I think as staff mentors, that’s the best thing we can do, is get them ready for what’s expected, because it is a handful.”
This movie is going to be so out there, and we fucking LOVE IT!
Everything we’ve heard about Thor: Ragnarok (outer space, gladiator Hulk, Jurassic Park reunion) makes it sound like the craziest movie of 2017, and the colorful first official pics seem to bear that impression out.
In Entertainment Weekly‘s cover story, complete with several set pics (above), we get our first look at:
1. Chris Hemsworth as Thor, returning with a close-cropped haircut and some new swords. (Same guns though.)
2. Cate Blanchett as Hela, the Norse goddess of the dead. (Rocking some serious smoky eye and goth hair!)
3. Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, another Asgardian warrior who is totally going to steal Thor from Natalie Portman‘s absent ass. (Also, not those arms! She puts Liam Hemsworth to shame!)
4. Mark Ruffalo, returning as Hulk to do battle with Thor. (Taking out all that Trump era aggression we hope.)
5. Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster. (Who may or may not interact directly with Jurassic Park star Sam Neill, who is also set to appear in an unidentified role.)
6. Tom Hiddleston getting his sexy liar Loki on. (We’ve heard for the last time!)
Of course, the pics — many of which look like they were taken at a children’s paintball party — probably won’t be the final color-corrected looks on film.
But we do get confirmation of the craziness of the threequel from director Taika Waititi, who previously brought us the ridiculous comic capers What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt For The Wilderpeople.
He tells the mag regarding the wackier tone:
“I think sometimes people mistake a tonal shift as ‘We’re just going to make some ridiculous broad comedy where no one gives a shit what happens and everyone gets stoned and sits around talking about saving the universe.’ We want people to care what happens and care that the hero succeeds. I think tonally it’s like a slight shift. I don’t feel nervous — I feel good about it.”
Are you excited for the crazier look of Thor: Ragnarok??
adidas’s sales continue to climb, as this week the athletic company has announced its year-end earnings for 2016. In North America, where they had historically struggled a bit, sales jumped 24 percent over the past year to $3.6 billion USD, while overall sales were up 18 percent to $20.4 billion USD.
“We have improved the desirability of our brands and products around the globe,” adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted said in a news release. “As a consequence, we were able to increase revenues strongly and achieve a record net income of more than 1 billion euros for the first time in the history of our company.”
A large portion of the consistent sales spike is due to the continual output of coveted, innovative products, namely on the footwear front, with various Boost and NMD models.
Going forward, adidas expects sales to increase further, up to between 11 and 13 percent for 2017.