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A-Rod is left to deal with Yuri fury

Fair or not, slugger should've known cousin's presence would raise a few eyebrows

Updated: June 3, 2011, 4:03 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It would not be a back-page tabloid headline if, say, Andy Pettitte was spotted in a hotel lobby with his father.

No one would write a story if Tom Pettitte, who admitted to having procured HGH for his son, showed up in the family waiting area at Yankee Stadium.

(Of course, it would be a back-page story if Andy Pettitte showed up anywhere near Yankee Stadium, but that's another matter entirely).

The point is, on principle there isn't all that much difference ...

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