A-Rod finally wins that elusive title

The most interesting season for Yankees' third baseman ends with him on top

Originally Published: November 4, 2009
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Cheer up, Yankees haters. There is one good thing about New York's winning the World Series. We no longer have to listen to all that nonsense about how Alex Rodriguez is a choker and a loser.

As if A-Rod were single-handedly responsible for the Yankees' epic collapse in 2004 (didn't Mariano Rivera blow two saves in that series?). As if simply playing for the losing team in the postseason were a moral failing. As if a three-time MVP and one of the greatest players in baseball ...

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