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Thom Loverro: No spring awakening for Alex Rodriguez's career

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The spring of 2001 must seem like another life for Alex Rodriguez. He had just signed a stunning 10-year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers -- a deal that rocked baseball -- and a mass of reporters gathered at the Rangers' Port Charlotte, Fla., spring training complex for a news conference to celebrate baseball's great young star. He charmed reporters with stories about how he and...