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Alex Rodriguez — who is already getting enough press for his alleged involvement with performance-enhancing drugs — is happy to know that a long awaited book about the New York Yankees slugger's life has been shelved by its publisher.
A source told The New York Daily News that A-Rod thinks it's great that a book about him, being written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ben Cramer, will never see the light of day.
Cramer, a noted reporter and journalist, had been working on "The Importance of Being Alex: A Life With the Yankees" for several years before falling ill and dying.
The tell-all book was slated to be released in April 2014 with new secrets about the controversial player.
While the book is a no-go, A-Rod is a no-show at the team's spring training camp while he recovers from hip surgery. Insiders believe the third baseman's absence is due to the drug allegations and to keep a media circus from disrupting the other players.
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Kevin Youkilis' new teammates were waiting to razz him when the
third baseman walked into the New York Yankees clubhouse.
It’s no surprise on the day former Red Sox third/first baseman Kevin Youkilis reported
to Yankees spring training the first words out of his mouth to the media were
about the Red Sox. What may surprise you to know is that those words were spoken
with high regard for his former organization.
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This guy is a Yankee. And it’s weird. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)
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