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Old 03-31-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/sp...ubts.html?_r=0

Interesting look at the A-Rod opt-out
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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I saw that article too, all I can say is that the situation is a cautionary tale for any team seeking an instant pennant shot.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Might be a good idea for a suspense novel or movie.....club signs superstar to what ultimately proves to be a ruinous contract from which it cannot escape. Evil club owner decides the only solution is to have the superstar murdered...hires hit man....gets blackmailed by hitman...main character is former ballplayer turned alcoholic and embittered journalist who redeems himself when he launches heroic investigation and perseveres despite evil owner now taking out a contract on him...or he kidnaps journalist's beautiful girlfriend and....
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