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Is this the beginning of A-Rod's end?

ALDS failures hint we may have seen the last of Rodriguez as a dynamic offensive force

Updated: October 7, 2011, 12:25 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez said that he desperately wanted his bases-loaded moment in the seventh, that he would have paid millions for his chance to win the division series with one swing, and he spoke with the credibility of a superstar who had already paraded under a ticker-tape rain.

"A dream at-bat," Rodriguez said of his fateful encounter with a Detroit Tigers reliever named Joaquin Benoit, who came to the mound wearing a bandage on his cheek the size of the Yankee Stadium tarp.

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