A big grin and an even bigger game
Alex Rodriguez turns 30 today, a fact particularly remarkable as this is his 12th straight birthday in the major leagues. Rodriguez was only 18 in early July 1994, when the Mariners called him up and began a dozen years of dominance.
It's hard to imagine A-Rod as a teenager spending his first few weeks in the majors, a sapling among redwoods. But I had the pleasure of being there at the time, on assignment from Baseball America. My job was not to explore how good he was -- that was obvious ...
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