Found August 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
The nightmare is a reality. Alex Rodriguez is playing. He’s playing well. And he’s impacting the American League playoff race. When Rodriguez first appealed his 211-game suspension — thus allowing him to play while the process unfolds — Major League Baseball faced a scary possibility. Not only could a known cheater and baseball’s biggest villain step onto the field with a historic ban hanging over his head, but he also had the power to leave his fingerprints all over the 2013 season. Now, Rodriguez is taking advantage of his opportunity, making a nasty situation that much dicier. Much of the population, including perhaps his own team, wanted Rodriguez to take his glove and go home. Ryan Dempster might be in that camp, even if he denies throwing at Rodriguez intentionally during the second inning of Sunday’s game. But while A-Rod is a swindler, a fraud and a jerk — call him what you want, really — there’s one thing that he apparently is not: washed up. We’ll never know how much perfo...
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