By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcasters are having a bad week. First, Jessica Mendoza was involved in an accident on Friday before their Sunday night game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants.
Then, on Sunday night, after the game was over, Alex Rodriguez had his rental vehicle was broken into, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. At this time, it is not clear if one person was involved or more individuals were involved in the crime.
What is known is that the thief or thieves made away with $500,000 worth of jewelry and electronics, according to the post. The rental car was located approx. three blocks away from Oracle Park at the 400 block of Brannan Street, the story says.
According to police spokesman, Officer Adam Lobsinger, it is believed that the criminal or criminals struck between 9 pm and 11 pm local time. The individual or individuals stole a camera, a laptop, jewelry, and a bag, he said.
While the authorities would not identify Rodriguez by name, sources told The Chronicle that it was Rodriguez. The story says that ESPN rented the Nissan SUV for Rodriguez and some of their production staff, the story says.
They were eating dinner at Marlowe, an upscale restaurant, when the crime allegedly happened. Because of who is involved in this cause, the story says the authorities have made this a high priority.
“It’s an unfortunate situation,” ESPN said. “We are working with local authorities to address it.”
Rodriguez — who has made $424 million as a MLB player — joined the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball crew for the 2018 season. He is still being paid $4 million in 2019 in deferred payment with an additional $5 million in 2020 as deferred payments in addition to his ESPN salary.