By Mike Philbrick
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When Alex Rodriguez made two errors in a Tuesday night blowout by the Red Sox, George Steinbrenner pseudo-called out A-Rod by referring to him as "the third baseman."

Don't be sad, A-Rod. The Boss meant no disrespect. He just doesn't call people by their names. Hey, you try owning the Yankees for over 30 years. Forget about the piles of money you would make, the number of names you would have to remember hardly make it worth your time.

Page 2 snuck into the owner's box the other night to get a peek at the cheat sheet George carries around so he can remember the important names in case the press happen to ask a question ("No comment" just isn't an option).

The Boss

Mike Philbrick is an editor for Page 2. You can reach him at michael.w.philbrick@espn3.com




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