Temporary separation

The Alex Rodriguez-Buck Showalter marriage might be strained at the moment, but their relationship is reparable.

Originally Published: November 26, 2003
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

On his honeymoon, Alex Rodriguez called his new manager, Buck Showalter, to talk baseball. It was a perfect marriage. Two baseball gym rats, one who plays the game better than anyone alive, the other who knows the game better than anyone alive. Together, they were going to help turn the Rangers into contenders again.



A year later, the honeymoon is over. The Rangers finished in last place in 2003, their rebuilding plan is still short on pitching, ...

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