Found January 06, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES When the New York Yankees were in Anaheim to face the Angels in early September of last year, third baseman Alex Rodriguez was in the midst of rehabbing various injuries as the playoffs approached. "I'm doing OK," he told me before the Friday game in that series, the only game he played in against the Halos. "I've got about three weeks to get myself right, and rehab this knee for the playoffs." A-Rod might have felt better by the time the Yanks met Detroit, but it didn't show in his performance. He went 2-for-16 with 2 RBI as the Tigers took the series in five games. But in retrospect, the conversation I had with Rodriguez that afternoon showed that the future Hall of Famer was thinking far beyond a possible World Series. I had met A-Rod years ago when his on-again, off-again agent Scott Boras introduced us at Staples Center prior to a Laker game. A-Rod felt comfortable enough then to bombard me with questions about one of the highe...
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