He knew it was gone the moment he hit it. It was one more in a long series of moments that have Yankee fans everywhere believing that this is one of those special teams that will go down in history. One more long shot paying off for a team that, for all its talent and gaudy statistics, for all the money it cost to put together, is building its legacy as a team that refused to lie down. And it was a sign that the floodgates are open - a sign that the man who became a symbol of everything that was wrong with the Yankees of 2004-08 is finally ready to translate his talent onto baseball's grandest stage. Even before Mark Teixeira hit his first ever pinstriped pie-shot in the bottom of the eleventh inning, Game Two of the 2009 ALDS had already been christened the Alex Rodriguez Game. *áááá ...
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