ALDS Preview: The Stage Is All Yours, Mr. Rodriguez

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Dan Hanzus in MLB
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Alex Rodriguez began his final regular-season game of 2009 with 28 homers and 93 RBI, very respectable numbers for a 34-year-old guy who had missed a month of action following hip surgery. But for Rodriguez, there was undoubtedly disappointment. He had fallen short of the 30-homer, 100-RBI plateau for the first time since 1997. Behind all those stale, controversy-avoiding, positively Jeterian quotes he had given all season about just wanting to fit in, we knew the truth. Alex Rodriguez still desperately wants to be regarded as The Man. El Hombre. His ego won't have it any other way. What he went on to do that Sunday afternoon in St. Petersburg was nothing short of remarkable. He hit two homers and drove in seven runs (in one inning, no less) to finish the season with 30 homers and 100 RBI ...

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