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Centaur Paintings Not Included: A-Rod Is Selling His Lavish NY Penthouse For $8M (Pics)

Just last spring, Alex Rodriguez purchased a posh, full-floor penthouse spread at the Rushmore for $5.5 million on the Upper West Side. According to the New York Observer (by way of The Big Lead), A-Rod quietly listed the killer pad for $8 million, and apparently Mr. Rodriguez has found himself an interested party through which he will reap the benefits of a $2.5 million profit. Not too shabby.

Who could blame the buyer for stepping up to the plate, as this place is nicer than the Steinbrenner’s luxury box, a sumptuous modern man cave, according to pictures of his apartment. Apparently gentlemen prefer Warhols, as Mr. Rodriguez has at least six Marylin Monroe prints adorning his white-washed walls. A black leather pool table, views of the Statue of Liberty, and a minimalist kitchen finish off the interior.

According to broker Adam Modlin, the place is a “trophy residence.” Hey, at least he got one trophy last year.

Haha. Zing, New York Observer. But I would argue that A-Rod landed at least one additional trophy last year, that being Torrie Wilson, former WWE Diva and Playboy centerfold. Not a bad gig if you can get it.

But I still have one question: as you can see below and as mentioned above, A-Rod has six Marilyn Monroe prints on the walls, yet there is no mention of any A-Rod Centaur artwork. What gives, Rodriguez? Don’t tell us you’ve moved along and don’t enjoy looking at paintings of yourself depicted as a mythological beast. That would make him, um, a little normal, and we all know A-Rod is far, far from that.