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Before A-Rod, Reggie's departure sunk Yankees

The A-Rod situation has happened to the Yankees before -- with Reggie Jackson, 26 years ago. Story

Updated: November 7, 2007, 1:15 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

Because we who chronicle sports possess remarkably foggy memories, it's easy to forget that nothing in our universe is truly new. Before there were the 2007 New England Patriots -- "The greatest team of all time!" -- there were the 1985 Chicago Bears -- "The greatest team of all time!" Before Jose Reyes came along with "the best shortstop arm I've ever seen," Garry Templeton came along with "the best shortstop arm I've ever seen!" Earl "The Pearl" begat Dr. J, who begat MJ, who begat Kobe, who ...

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