The fact that this even had to be said is a testament to how utterly looney the New York press corps can be at times:
Cashman says A-Rod’s benching is purely baseball related, and nothing to do with story that he flirted with women during game. #Yankees
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 17, 2012
So it’s just because he stinks. Occam’s Razor at work.