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Perennial MVP candidate and wannabe Yankee Legend Alex Rodriguez is in the news again. This time, it's not for going 0-for-4 in a playoff game, but for allegedly frequenting illegal poker clubs, according to the New York Daily News. (A-Rod's agent, Scott Boras, denies the Daily News report that says the Yankees warned A-Rod about off-field activities.)

What's A-Rod thinking? Page 2 goes inside his head.


"I played like a dog in the ALDS. This just seemed like the natural thing to do."

"I still can't figure out why the dealer keeps calling me Slappy."

"Maybe I have a look that is born to play poker, maybe it's Maybelline."

"For some reason when I'm up 10 large, I always seem to play better."

"I thought this was how you get a puff piece on '60 Minutes.'"

"Hey, if I can't win one World Series, might as well go for another one."

"I don't get it. I've played with Kenny, and he doesn't know when to fold 'em."