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Sunday, February 15, 2004

The Dark side of the Force is winning 

Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid major league baseball player and a prodigiously gifted shortstop, has been traded to the New York Yankees. Red Sox Fans are doing their best Charlie Brown impressions, as they had been all but assured of a deal last Christmas to unload Manny Ramirez onto the Rangers in exchange--only to see their hopes die on the vine.

What's odd is that A-Rod will switch over to third base, while Yanks captain Derek Jeter--less skilled defensively at the position--will remain at short. But then, these boys have engaged in some not-so-friendly competition a few years back, with Jeter the victor. Perhaps avoiding a fight over position was the best solution all-round....

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