Alex Rodriguez Just Secured A Gig As The Host Of A Reality Show About Broke Former Athletes

One of the more surprising storylines of the 2016 MLB playoffs was Alex Rodriguez being a charming and insightful analyst on FOX, despite being a douche canoe his entire career. A solid bounce back from serving a season-long suspension in 2014 for juicing, Larry.

Rodriguez is parlaying his widely praised stint as an analyst into a reality show host on CNBC that will focus on retired ex-athletes who have gone broke and are trying to get their lives back on track. The working title for the show is “Back in the Game” and will be produced by Michael Strahan.

A news release said the show will “pair ex-athletes in serious financial distress with money-savvy mentors who can help them get back on their feet.”

“It’s a story we hear all too often,” the release says. “A pro athlete heads into retirement, only to find themselves in financial free-fall. With no more games to play or paychecks to cash, the future can often look bleak to those athletes struggling to adjust and adapt. But help may be on the way.”


A-Rod is far from broke, as he is still owed $21 million in the final year of his 10-year, $275 million deal that was signed in 2007.

[h/t Sporting News]

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