Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are on a lovely 'baecation' in France

A-Rod and JLo decided to take a trip to France. (AP Photo)
A-Rod and JLo decided to take a trip to France. (AP Photo)

Retirement has treated former New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez pretty well. A-Rod has blossomed into a promising broadcaster, spent more time with his kids and started dating Jennifer Lopez. Sure beats the daily jeers and constant criticism he faced during his playing career, right?

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Now that he’s free from the rigors of baseball’s grueling schedule, Rodriguez can do whatever he wants with his free time. When you have money to spend, and are dating a musical icon, you spend that free time going to France for a vacation. Or, as JLo refers to it, a “baecation.”

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A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Jun 19, 2017 at 1:32pm PDT

If you check out that post by Lopez, you can click to view a couple pictures from the trip. We’ve grabbed some of our favorites, though, and we would love to show you the highlights.

First off, no trip to France is complete without a picture featuring the Eiffel Tower.

We’re not sure, but this looks like A-Rod and JLo might be making a play to be cast in the next James Bond movie. Hey, she has some acting experience. And you could probably make the case he’s done a fair amount of acting during his career as well.

This is most definitely an ad for the new A-Rod fragrance. We’re calling it UnForg1v3able. It smells like fresh cut grass, infield dirt and has hints of wet carpet.


A post shared by Alex Rodriguez (@arod) on Jun 17, 2017 at 12:42pm PDT

Here’s a nice action shot of A-Rod doing his best Yasiel Puig impression. We don’t think Rob Manfred can suspend A-Rod now that he’s retired. Plus, Rodriguez is probably tired of the whole suspension thing at this point.

He still does have an image to keep, though. You’ll notice Rodriguez’s version of that shot is much more restrained. No double birds flying in that one.

We’re not even going to try and explain this one. We couldn’t do it justice. We’re just hoping you’ll enjoy it.

Alex Rodriguez is lounging in France. (Screenshot via @JLo on Instagram)
Alex Rodriguez is lounging in France. (Screenshot via @JLo on Instagram)

Finally, here’s a nice picture of both he and JLo having a wonderful time. We’ll stop taking shots at Rodriguez now.

A-Rod and JLo in France together. (Screenshot via @JLo on Instagram)
A-Rod and JLo in France together. (Screenshot via @JLo on Instagram)

A-Rod appears to have picked a great time to go on vacation. The Yankees lost top prospect Gleyber Torres to Tommy John surgery. Torres was expected to take over at third base at some point this season.

With him out, could the Yankees turn to a familiar face to take that spot? Not likely. We imagine the team has no plans to reunite with A-Rod. And if you’re Rodriguez, why the heck would you want to return to the field when retirement looks like this?

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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