This weekend’s trip to San Francisco for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball was one to forget for Alex Rodriguez. His car was reportedly broken into and robbed.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, on Sunday night, someone smashed into the black Nissan SUV that ESPN had rented for Rodriguez and other members of the production staff. The thief made off with a camera, laptop, bag and various pieces of jewelry, totaling $500,000 of worth.
Rodriguez was victimized by the burglar, per Chronicle sources. The robbery occurred while he and others were at dinner.
Rodriguez was in town to broadcast the San Francisco Giants-Philadelphia Phillies game for ESPN.
BREAKING: Half million in loot stolen from A-Rod’s car in San Francisco, sources say https://t.co/aYEvyH4FWs
— Evan Sernoffsky (@EvanSernoffsky) August 12, 2019
ESPN hired Rodriguez as a color analyst last year. He retired from baseball in 2016 and also does analyst work with FOX.
Overall, the trip to San Francisco was a poor one for two-thirds of the Sunday Night Baseball crew. Not only was Rodriguez robbed, but fellow color analyst Jessica Mendoza was involved in a car crash on Friday.
Mendoza was rear-ended on the highway, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. She did not participate in the broadcast on Sunday night as a result of the accident, but was not seriously injured.