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A-Rod cut from an animated movie about a boy battling cancer

Aug 15, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Chicago Reuters

There is an animated movie called “Henry and Me” which has been in production for several years now. It’s about a boy battling cancer who, over the course of the film, meets several Yankees legends who provide inspiration. It’s star studded, not only with ballplayers and members of the Yankees organization but also actors like Richard Gere and singers like Paul Simon.

But it doesn’t have A-Rod. At least not anymore, reports the New York Post:

Rodriguez, who did his own voice work while appearing in the upcoming animated film “Henry & Me,” will be removed from the film’s final version due to fears from investors that the Yankees third baseman, who is currently appealing a 211-game suspension for his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs, will hurt the marketability and profitability of the picture.

The movie went into production and Rodriguez did his voice work for it after his 2009 admission that he used PEDs, but apparently this latest stuff is too much. The producers had originally cut out Hideki Matsui when he left the Yankees but will now be re-inserting his portion to cover for A-Rod at, apparently, some considerable offense.

Good to know that Matsui’s off-field interests aren’t considered a problem.

  1. thebadguyswon - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    So when do we find out that A-Rod has been copulating with Satan?

  2. nategearhart - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    I tried to cut Lance Armstrong out of my Dodgeball DVD but now it won’t play because of the wedge I took out of it please halp.

  3. dondada10 - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Personally I stop and watch the Naked Gun movies to see O.J. laugh and chuckle.

    • yahmule - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      The lovable bumbling double-murdering Nordberg.

      • dondada10 - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM

        He never did find those pesky real killers.

  4. jarathen - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Naturally, A-Rod plans to sue.

  5. yankeepunk3000 - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    OH NO MATSUI LOVES PORN???!!!! Um so does every other man in the world. either likes it loves it watches it watched it. Women being naked is probally the best thing in the world. Am I right? Ofcourse

    • Glenn - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      But only one man can have the biggest porn collection in all of sports.

  6. deathmonkey41 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Man, I wish someone would remove Rosie O’Donnell from any movie she’s ever been in.

  7. alexb64 - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Good thing no one else in that movie has ever done any kind of drug at all. Sure Richard Gere was a notorious druggie in the 70s & early 80s (among other strange personal life details) but he NEVER did steroids, unlike that monster Alex Rodriguez.

    • anxovies - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

      Is there a cancer-fighting, porno-loving gerbil involved in the movie?

  8. joestemme - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    So, a cartoon knows better than to do business with A-Rod, but, the Yankees organization still plays footsie with him?

    (note: Duck! Here comes the Yankee apologists and their “thumbs down”……….)

  9. jwbiii - Aug 15, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    The producer initially hired Kevin Youkilis to read Rodriguez’s lines, but he bit his tongue on the first take and had to be replaced. The lines will be read by Jayson Nix.

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