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Is Alex Rodriguez’s “Team Player” Pledge Sincere?

the '03-'04 offseason, Aaron Boone, the Yankees third baseman who, the past season, sent the Yankees to the World Series on a homerun off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to end a grueling, dramatic seven-game series with the Red Sox, tore his ACL in a pickup basketball game.

Thus, getting the Yankees to start looking for a new third baseman.

Thus, asking Alex Rodriguez if he'd be willing to move to third base to play for the Yankees.

Thus, eventually, making A-Rod a Yankee.

It proved to be a terrible mistake at first.

While Rodriguez was able to put up good numbers, he was a distraction in the clubhouse, a subtraction in the team chemistry department, and not a popular figure even with Yankees fans.


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