Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 2/27/13
While the New York Yankees played against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater Tuesday, the team's braintrust, Hal and Hank Steinbrenner took in an animated movie during an afternoon matinee. The film called "Henry & Me" — which is nearly completed and had been six years in the making — serves as an homage to Yankees' history and includes a virtual Who's Who of Bronx Bombers past and present. It had been so long in production the producers faced a possible conundrum with Alex Rodriguez playing a small but pivotal role in the uplifting film.  In it, A-Rod hits a big home run with the help of the movie's protagonist, Jack, who is battling cancer and is given life lessons by current and former pinstripe stars. The dilemma for the Yankees and producers was whether nor not it was appropriate to portray the injured third baseman in such a positive light given A-Rod's reported PED link in the Biogenesis scandal. After seeing the rough cut of the project, Hank Steinbrenner,...
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