Alex Rodriguez Book Release By Selena Roberts Has Been Moved Up…

Ah, I guess there was a reason why the news of Alex Rodriguez’s failed drug test was brought out when it was — and now, the author of the now infamous Sports Illustrated article — Selena Roberts — has decided to move up the release of her book on Rodriguez up.

Right in the smack of the beginning of April, and three days before the Yankees play their first regular season game at their new stadium.

Oh boy. Does anyone not doubt that he’ll be the talk of the 2009 season?

From MSNBC: Publication of Selena Roberts’ “A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez” has been moved up from May 19 to April 14 as scrutiny builds on the New York Yankees slugger after he acknowledged using banned substances from 2001-2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers.

“A-Rod,” which reportedly includes salacious details about Rodriquez’s private life, was originally titled “Hit and Run: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez.” Publisher HarperCollins, which this week listed the new release date on its Web site, has announced a first printing of 150,000 copies.

Does anyone not see a deliberate reason for all of this to take place? I guess you might as well strike while the iron is hot.