THE DEAL

Directed by Colin and Nick Barnicle

In the winter of 2003 two cities went after the same man. On one side: New York. On the other: Boston. In the middle, the hired gun: Alex Rodriguez. Watch Video

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In the winter of 2003, two cities went after the same man. On one side, New York. On the other, Boston. In the middle, the hired gun: Alex Rodriguez. In a 36-hour period, the best player in the league went from the messiah of the Red Sox to the savior of the Yankees. This is the story of all the good, the bad and the eventual contract signed by Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees.

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Colin Barnicle

An award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Prospect Productions, Colin Barnicle is an avid sports fan with a passion for storytelling. Since graduating from Georgetown University, Colin has worked across the sports and media landscape including "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," NBC's "Today Show" coverage of the 2012 Winter Olympics and with his hometown team the Boston Red Sox.

With his brother, Nick Barnicle, Colin has collaborated with talent including Ed Burns, Keith Olbermann and Pete Hamill. Prospect Productions is dedicated to telling stories that humanize the intersection of culture and sports through the lens of those on the field, in the stands and behind-the-scenes. ESPN Films "30 for 30" short series featured their 2013 project, "Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner," which told the dramatic story behind the iconic baseball card. Additional work has been displayed on CBS, MSNBC, CNN, Huffington Post, Grantland, MLB.com, MLSsoccer.com.

Nick Barnicle

Nick Barnicle is an award-winning writer/producer and co-founder of Prospect Productions. After playing varsity baseball while attending Georgetown University, Nick's interest in storytelling grew while working with major production houses and teams including HBO and the Neistat Brothers.

Along with his brother, Colin Barnicle, Nick has produced numerous short-form documentaries for NBC Sports Network, MLB Network and Major League Baseball, among others. In 2013, the team directed and produced the ESPN Films "30 for 30" short "Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner" that showcased the dramatic story behind one of the most lucrative baseball cards in history. Additional projects have been featured on CBS, MSNBC, CNN, Huffington Post, Grantland, MLB.com and MLSsoccer.com.

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