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Inside The Epic MLB vs. A-Rod Battle

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ALEX RODRIGUEZ
Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) | Elsa via Getty Images

first met Alex Rodriguez at the Delano, the chic South Beach hotel in his hometown of Miami. In the rear of the outdoor restaurant where I waited, a towering white curtain substituted for a wall—like the curtain of a theater. Rodriguez entered stage right, his chin tucked into his chest to avoid recognition, wearing a dark-navy tracksuit and sneakers. He sat down and looked at me brightly—his eyes are a startling hazel. He was oddly upbeat given his current situation, fighting for his professional life after Major League Baseball accused him of using performance-enhancing drugs and suspended him for 211 games, a penalty that could very well end his career.

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