Former major league all-star Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez seems to be having some geography issues — perhaps a lingering side effect from his Screwball days.
In a recent interview on The Pivot Podcast, teased as “A-Rod Opens Up on the Highs & Lows of his Career to Becoming a Business Mogul,” Rodriguez told hosts Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor about growing up in a rough part of Miami — causing local listeners to do a spit-take when he said where exactly that was.
“I grew up right here in the hood. I grew up in a neighborhood called Kendall. It was probably like 99 percent Latinos,” Rodriguez says in an audio clip shared yesterday by the Twitter account @BecauseMiami.
Miami-Dade County has no shortage of rough neighborhoods where poverty is untenably high and violent crime is frequent, but as Miami locals were quick to point out, Kendall is not one of them.