A-Rod back on center stage in Flushing

The Yankees' third baseman made waves before, during, after Subway Series opener

Updated: July 2, 2011, 10:37 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A word of advice to anyone considering playing cards with Alex Rodriguez: The guy knows how to bluff.

Before Friday's night's game between the Mets and Yankees at Citi Field, the New York Yankees' third baseman was effusive in his praise of Jose Reyes.

"They have the world's greatest player right now playing shortstop over there, and most exciting," said A-Rod, who used to hold that title himself. "I turn on the TV every chance I get to watch him. He's all-world. ...

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