The Deal That Wasn't
Still on apparent vacation at the Globe, Shank submits another solid column over at CNN / SI.
Alex Rodriguez is back in the news this week. Going into Monday's four-game series against the Indians in Cleveland, A-Rod is on deck to hit his 600th career home run.With the New England Patriots starting training camp this coming Thursday, I trust Shank will be back to Belichick bashing in short order...
This got me to thinking ... what if A-Rod was hitting all those homers at Fenway Park as the shortstop of the Boston Red Sox?
It almost happened. Actually, it did happen for a few days, but the almighty Major League Baseball Players Association intervened forever changing the fortunes of a bunch of ballclubs when the A-Rod-to-Fenway deal was triggered in the winter of 2003-04.