A-Rod letting his play speak for him

Yankees slugger taking a no-talk, all-action approach to this postseason

Originally Published: October 16, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The psychology of the playoffs is everywhere, distilled down to perceptions of advantages and who has them, from the Los Angeles Angels playing with drive and purpose for a fallen teammate, to the bitter weather conditions, to the 103-win Yankees fortified by -- as Angels center fielder Torii Hunter joked Thursday -- "a $10 billion payroll."

But the one person for whom psychology plays the biggest role -- the one player whose every movement, every statistic, every success ...

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