NYC bodega named after A-Rod to get name change

The owner of a Brooklyn bodega named after New York Yankee Alex

Rodriguez says he’ll change the store’s name as more and more

customers complain about the beleaguered baseball star.

Owner Ricardo Rodriguez tells the Daily News

(http://nydn.us/1aAs44e ) Saturday that customers have been

kvetching about the name of his store, A-Rod Grocery.

The establishment was called Pena Grocery until Rodriguez

renamed it 13 years ago in honor of the then-Seattle Mariners

slugger.

But now Rodriguez, who is not related to three-time MVP, says

he’s sick of listening to all the griping about the third baseman.

Rodriguez is playing while he appeals a 211-game suspension for

violating baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. On

Wednesday the slugger said he was stopping all non-baseball talk

after a wild weekend of off-the-field drama.

Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com