On-Base Perception

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Alex Rodriguez a performance-enhancer for Yankees

Alex Rodriguez stretches before the Yankees game against

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There is an intersection, normally begrudgingly admitted to by both sides, where stat mongers (like myself) and practitioners of the "eye test" meet.

Much as he's in the middle of everything else right now, Alex Rodriguez is also directing traffic at that intersection.

Anyone who's watched the Yankees during the two weeks since A-Rod's return from offseason hip surgery (and...

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